Harris County Alerts

Update: Heavy Rainfall Potential for This Weekend

Jun 17, 2018 Back

What is the danger?

The National Weather Service (NWS) continues to monitor a tropical wave moving into the western Gulf of Mexico. Currently, it only has a 20 percent chance of developing into a tropical depression or tropical storm over the next 48 hours. Heavy rainfall is expected to continue today and through at least Tuesday.

The current dry conditions will cause much of the rainfall to be absorbed in the ground. However, heavy rainfall over a short period could produce isolated areas of street flooding and ponding.

What you need to do:

Residents are encouraged to monitor the weather multiple times a day through Tuesday. Check driving conditions before getting on roadways by visiting Houston TranStar’s website: www.houstontranstar.org.

Follow and check for updates from trusted sources for latest weather and safety information including National Weather Service Houston-Galveston, Harris County Flood Control District, and ReadyHarris.

Live rainfall rates can be found using the Harris County Flood Warning System Website: www.harriscountyfws.org.

All residents should have a plan for tropical weather. If you live in an evacuation zone and will need assistance evacuating for a storm that threatens our region, please call 2-1-1 and register today. Go to www.readyharris.org for hurricane preparedness information and to sign up for emergency alerts.

HCOHSEM's ReadyHarris mobile app puts the power to build a personalized preparedness plan in the palm of your hand. The free app is available for both Apple and Android devices.

 

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