HARRIS COUNTY EXPERIENCING WIDESPREAD FLOODING; RESIDENTS URGED TO STAY OFF ROADWAYS.
The west and northwest parts of Harris County have been hardest hit and are expected to get another 1 inch or less of rainfall. Only Greens Bayou is currently out of bank, but other bayous, creeks and tributaries are near the top of bank. Buffalo Bayou has rain gage readings in excess of 7 inches at Shepard Dr., NRG Park, and Harris Gully at MacGregor Dr. The rest of the county has received 6 inches or less of rain.
The Harris County Flood Control District's Flood Watch team is monitoring rainfall rates and bayou levels at the Harris County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, along with other emergency management partner agencies.
An update on bayous and creeks that Flood Control District officials are watching closely (as of 3:00 pm):
The following are out of banks:
The following are near bankfull:
- Greens Bayou at Aldine Westfield
- Greens Bayou at Beltway 8
- White Oak at Heights
- Hunting Bayou at IH-10
- Armand Bayou at Genoa Red Bluff
- Clear Creek at FM 1959
- Brays Bayou at Lawndale
- Buffalo Bayou at Milam
All other Harris County bayous and creeks are within banks. Stay away from these channels, as swift-moving water is extremely dangerous.
REMINDER: When faced with a flooding situation: STAY PUT wherever you are, unless your life is threatened or you are ordered to evacuate and do not drive or walk into high water areas.
With heavy rainfall comes the threat of flooding, so it is important for Harris County residents to be aware of conditions near their workplaces, schools and homes. The Flood Control District urges all residents to monitor rainfall and bayou water levels on its Harris County Regional Flood Warning System website (desktop and mobile versions) at http://www.harriscountyfws.org.
ABOUT THE HARRIS COUNTY FLOOD CONTROL DISTRICT
The Harris County Flood Control District provides flood damage reduction projects that work, with appropriate regard for community and natural values. With more than 1,500 bayous and creeks totaling approximately 2,500 miles in length, the Flood Control District accomplishes its mission by devising flood damage reduction plans, implementing the plans and maintaining the infrastructure. To learn more about the Flood Control District, visit www.hcfcd.org.
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