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Houston prepares for another round of storms

HOUSTON – The threat of strong thunderstorms in the Houston-area Sunday had residents of a southwest Houston apartment complex taking precautions, days after a tornado split trees and damaged homes.

"It was real bad," said Darlene Portillo, a resident at Azalea Place Apartments, on the 5900 block of Bissonnet St.

Cleanup from Wednesday's tornado continued Saturday. Downed trees, boarded windows, and other debris marked the line the twister traveled. Sunday's forecast calls for more rain and heavy winds.

"Hopefully there's not another tornado," Portillo said.

Officials at Harris County Emergency Management told KPRC2 they were monitoring the forecast and had crews on standby in the event conditions lead to flooding.

"Right now what we're going to do is see how the rain comes in," said Francisco Sanchez, spokesman, Harris County Office of Emergency Management.

"If we do start seeing high water locations, especially at done underpasses, we will be able to quickly deploy barricades, law enforcement,or some way to cut those off so people won't put themselves in harms way."