Strong winds closed about a dozen rides
The tall rides at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo closed first.
Strong winds closed about a dozen rides including three Ferris wheels, the Sky Ride and the roller coaster.
Operators used ride manufacturers' guidelines to make the decision.
"It's not a common thing but it does happen. The wind, the weather's not something we have anything to do with," said Toni Fiori, vice president of Ray Cammack Shows.
He told Local 2, "We keep the steady eye on the weather report and whenever it allows us to we will put the rides back up."
Eventually, operators decided to close all rides and outdoor exhibits due to the high wind.
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