May 7, 2019
Rainfall Expected Through this Evening
What is the danger?
Heavy rainfall in northeast Harris County has caused street flooding and a rise in river and bayou levels, particularly in the Kingwood area. The National Weather Service
(NWS) anticipates that rainfall will continue in that area for the next several hours and then taper off.
The Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management is monitoring this situation along with its partners.
What you should do:
NWS will likely issue multiple flood warnings over the course of the evening. Residents are strongly advised to monitor weather forecasts, road conditions, and have multiple ways to get warnings. In addition, as daylight fades, driving conditions could become more dangerous.
- 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.
Where you can learn more:
- Monitor the weather throughout the weekend.
- 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.