What is the danger?
The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for Harris County beginning at 7:00 p.m. tonight and lasting until 7:00 a.m. Wednesday morning.
A line of thunderstorms will move through our area beginning this evening. Rainfall amounts of 2-4 inches are likely for most areas. Isolated areas could see up to 6-8 inches with rainfall rates of up to 3 inches per hour. Street flooding is likely to occur in the areas receiving the heaviest rain.
What you should do:
• If you must travel never drive into high water and use extreme caution at underpasses and low-lying areas where water accumulates.
• Always remember to Turn Around, Don’t Drown! DO NOT DRIVE through high water and DO NOT DRIVE AROUND BARRICADES.
• Just two feet of water can sweep your vehicle away.
• Monitor the weather through local media.
• Check driving conditions before getting on roadways at Houston TranStar: www.houstontranstar.org.
• View live rainfall rates on the Harris County Flood Warning System Website: www.harriscountyfws.org.
• Get updates from trusted sources such as: National Weather Service Houston-Galveston, Harris County Flood Control District, and ReadyHarris.
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