Texans delay start of OTAs after heavy flooding in Houston area

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Houston Texans delay OTAs due to massive floods
Tuesday May 26th, 2015

The Texans have delayed the start of team OTAs due to heavy flooding in the Houston area, the team announced.

The first day of Houston's offseason workouts has been canceled, with the city still feeling the effects of a major Memorial Day storm that kept fans at the Toyota Center late into the night after the Houston Rockets' playoff win on Monday.

The National Weather Service reported between 6 and 10 inches of rain had fallen in the area, and the resulting heavily flash floods led local authorities to recommend avoiding the road completely. As of 6:30 a.m. CT on Tuesday morning, there were more than 59,000 residents without power, according to the Houston Chronicle, and more than two dozen schools were delayed or closed.

The team is planning to begin workouts tomorrow.

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