May 3, 2019
UPDATE: Stormy Weather Possible Friday Through Saturday Morning
Strong storms moved through the area this afternoon causing street flooding in northwest Harris County from Tomball to Kingwood. Several school districts in that area, took precautions to protect students and staff when the National Weather Service
issued severe thunderstorm and tornado warnings mid-afternoon.
NWS has issued a Flash Flood Watch for Harris County through 1 p.m. Saturday. This means conditions are favorable for flooding to occur, especially in areas north of I-10. Areas that have already experienced heavy rainfall will be more susceptible to flash flooding. An additional one to two inches with isolated higher amounts of four inches could cause flash flooding especially in urban areas, low-lying rural areas, poor drainage areas, and rapid rises in area bayous.
Travel conditions could become hazardous, especially during the evening hours. Use caution and do not attempt to drive through flooded roadways.
Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management will continue to monitor conditions until the bad weather moves out.
What you should do:
Residents are encouraged monitor local forecast, road conditions and have multiple ways to get warnings.
- 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.
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