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500-Year Flood' Forces NBA Fans and Players to Stay in Arena After Playoff Game Ends

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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.

Of course, Twitter took note.

Concession stands stayed open to provide "flood party food."

At least one player, Houston center Dwight Howard visited the fans riding out the storm.

A local radio personality spent the night, celebrating the Rockets' win and hanging out with fans.

And the Houston Rockets' official Twitter account had some fun with the situation as well.


The flash flood warning lifted Tuesday morning, the waters receding and fans finally allowed to make their way home.


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