Update: Flash Flood Emergency

Updated: 9/19/2019 6:36 PM

As of 4:00 p.m. today, the heaviest rainfall from the remnants of Tropical Storm Imelda has ended.

Residents are urged to continue taking protective measures to ensure their safety. As many roadways remain flooded, the smart choice is to stay home and avoid driving unless absolutely necessary. 

If your home has taken in water, STAY WHERE YOU ARE. You are far safer at home than trying to walk though flooded roads or open spaces. Once darkness falls, it will be impossible to see danger from deep water, wildlife, and debris. Call 9-1-1 only if you believe you are in danger.

What you should do:

Residents are encouraged to monitor the forecast, road conditions and have multiple ways to receive alerts. 

People should bring their pets inside and delay travel or outdoor activities during periods of heavy rainfall. If travel is unavoidable, reduce your speed to avoid hydroplaning. If a Flash Flood Warning is issued for your area, DO NOT TRAVEL. 

DRIVE SAFELY

  • 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.

STAY INFORMED

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