Hundreds of Rockets fans were stuck overnight in the Toyota Center after Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals because of severe rain that led to heavy flooding in Houston.
Well this is a 1st-stuck in the arena with fans and a few players due to the emergency flash flooding in Houston. pic.twitter.com/nhcaK9muhT— Kevin Jairaj (@kevinjairaj) May 26, 2015
Fans stuck inside the Toyota Center following the Rockets game due to severe weather outside. pic.twitter.com/Xe99D5Oq3l— Simone Eli (@SimoneEli_KPRC) May 26, 2015
When the game ended around 11 p.m. CT, the Rockets advised fans to stay in the arena because of the weather. Dwight Howard was among those who stayed in the building.
.@DwightHoward still at Toyota Center w/350 fans waiting out rain. I suggested they show the Dwight Howard Show on big screen. He agrees.— David Barron (@dfbarron) May 26, 2015
Howard explained his decision to stay to the Houston Chronicle:
"There's no need to try to push it. One of my friends just hit me up and said he's stuck on the highway now. I don't think it's smart for anybody to try to be out on this weather."
Makes sense. Here's a look at the scene outside the arena on Monday night.
Stay safe, Houston.
It's a little past 7am & I finally made it back from the Rockets/Warriors game. Insane # of abandoned cars and flooded roads! #houstonflood— Kevin Jairaj (@kevinjairaj) May 26, 2015
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