Harris County Alerts

Thunderstorms Possible this Weekend

Aug 12, 2016 Back


August 12, 2016

Thunderstorms Possible this Weekend

What is the danger?

After a week of excessive heat, the National Weather Service (NWS) says there is a potential for scattered to numerous thunderstorms during the weekend and into next week. Heavy rainfall could produce several inches of rain in a short period resulting in localized street flooding.

What you should do:

Residents are encouraged to monitor the NWS and local media for the latest weather forecasts.

In the event of heavy rainfall or lightning, seek shelter indoors. Urban areas are especially prone to flash floods due to the large amounts of concrete and asphalt surfaces that do not allow water to penetrate into the soil easily.  Lightning strikes kill an average of nearly 50 people every year. Remember: When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors! Also, always stay clear of flooded roads, Turn Around Don’t Drown.

Where you can learn more?

Forecasts: National Weather Service

Local Traffic and Road Conditions: Houston TranStar

Bayou and Drainage Information: www.harriscountyfws.org

Preparedness & Emergency Information: www.readyharris.org

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