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Weather Alert

What is the danger?

Tropical Storm Cindy in the Gulf of Mexico is stationary, but is expected to move toward the Texas coast in the next few days. The National Hurricane Center and other forecasters anticipate landfall on the Texas coast as early as Wednesday evening.

This storm is expected to bring 3-6 inches of rain on the east side of the storm track, but less on the west side. Flooding and rain will be the primary concerns though high winds are possible.

Coastal residents should expect slightly higher tides and be prepared for possible street flooding.


What you need to do:

While the primary threat will be flooding, residents are strongly advised to prepare your family and property for potential storm impacts.

Play close attention to local media, the National Hurricane Center and the National Weather Service. Numerous watches and warnings will be issued in the coming days.

Street flooding or deep water ponding may occur during this event. Stay out of the water. The vast majority of severe weather deaths are due to flooding. Driving, walking, or swimming in flooded streets, bayous, and streams can lead to certain death. Stay aware: Turn Around, Don’t Drown!

Where you can learn more:

·         Forecasts: National Weather Service Houston-Galveston

·         Flood Safety: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

·         Local Road Conditions:Houston Transtar

·         State Road Conditions: DriveTexas.org


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harris-alertsMay 19, 2016

What is the danger?

Severe weather is expected starting around the lunch hour today and through this evening. The heavy rainfall and thunderstorms could cause flash flooding, damaging winds, hail and isolated tornados. A few showers could linger into tomorrow morning. Be aware that the weather can change quickly.

The excessive rain can cause rapid street flooding and hazardous road conditions. Please drive with caution and be prepared for possible impacts to the evening commute.

What you should do:

Residents are encouraged to monitor local media and the National Weather Service (NWS) for the latest weather forecasts. Various watches and warnings may be issued throughout the day.

In the event of heavy rainfall, lightning, hail, high winds or tornados, seek shelter indoors. Remember: When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors! Also, always stay clear of flooded roads, Turn Around Don’t Drown.

Up to the minute traffic conditions are available from the Houston TranStar Traffic Map

Where you can learn more?

Forecast: NWS

Local Traffic/High Water Locations: Houston TranStar

Bayous & Creeks: Harris County Flood Control District

Preparedness & Emergency Information: www.readyharris.org


For more information visit the Regional Joint Information Center website at www.readyharris.org