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Flooding leaves Houston area students stranded at school

Houston — Dozens of students in the Houston area had to spend the night at school after flooded roads prevented buses from leaving and parents from reaching their children.

Most of the approximately 1,500 students at an elementary school in Cleveland, northeast of Houston, were able to leave by the end of the day after being stranded for a time Tuesday as up to 10 inches of rain swamped the region. However, the school district says about 60 students stayed overnight.

Houston firefighters said nearly 400 homes took on water from heavy rain in the Kingwood, CBS affiliate KHOU reported. 

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Children play in the Colony Bend neighborhood of Sugar Land, Texas, on Wednesday, May 8, 2019. Mark Mulligan/Houston Chronicle via AP

The downpour brought flooding to schools and homes as emergency personnel worked into the night to evacuate people.

Road conditions weren't nearly as bad Wednesday, but that damage remained. Heavy rains opened up a sinkhole on one road, making it completely impassable, KHOU reported. 

The National Weather Service issued flash flood warnings. It warned that storms could continue to batter the state's Gulf Coast with rain later into the week.

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