Houston, Texas is the latest big city hit by the massive rainstorms pounding the state. The volume of water paralyzed the city and was so intense, forecasters were calling it a "500-year flood' -- or something FEMA defines as a flood event with a 0.2-percent chance of happening again each year.
As the city was getting soaked, the Houston Rockets were battling the Golden State Warriors inside the Toyota Center and trying to stay alive in the NBA playoffs.
Rain was coming down at an alarming rate with some areas near the Toyota Center arena measuring 10 inches of water. Fans were asked not to leave the building — even after the game.
— Chris Daniels (@ChrisDaniels5) May 26, 2015
Of course, Twitter took note.
— Deana Stoker (@DeanaStoker) May 26, 2015
Concession stands stayed open to provide "flood party food."
— Juan Beltran (@Deportes_Juan) May 26, 2015
At least one player, Houston center Dwight Howard visited the fans riding out the storm.
— Simone Eli (@SimoneEli_KPRC) May 26, 2015
A local radio personality spent the night, celebrating the Rockets' win and hanging out with fans.
— Lauren MIX 96-5 (@LaurenMix965) May 26, 2015
And the Houston Rockets' official Twitter account had some fun with the situation as well.
Historic rain falls in city of Houston - both inside and outside of Toyota Center as Rockets win Game 4 to stay alive pic.twitter.com/KFAJg80VzT
— Houston Rockets (@HoustonRockets) May 26, 2015
The flash flood warning lifted Tuesday morning, the waters receding and fans finally allowed to make their way home.
— Rosalinda Medellin (@lecj97) May 26, 2015
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