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Posted on: September 19, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Flash Flood Warning

A Flash Flood Warning alert has been issued for Harris by NWS Houston - Galveston (Houston - Galveston). The National Weather Service in League City has issued a * Flash Flood Warning for... Southeastern Harris County in southeastern Texas... * Until 130 PM CDT. * At 1025 AM CDT, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain across the warned area. Rainfall rates of two to four inches can be possible. Persistent heavy rainfall can be expected over the nest couple of hours. Flash flooding is expected to begin shortly. Residents are urged to stay put and do not venture out on roadways. * Some locations that will experience flooding include... Pasadena, northern Pearland, northern Missouri City, northern Friendswood, Deer Park, Stafford, South Houston, Bellaire, West University Place, Galena Park, Jacinto City, Jersey Village, Hunters Creek Village, Bunker Hill Village, Piney Point Village, Downtown Houston, Greenway / Upper Kirby Area, Spring Branch North, Second Ward and Greater Heights..This event is rated as Severe, and is Likely.

Protective Actions 

Secure items that might float away in heavy rain and become lodged in drains or culverts. Avoid street parking to protect your vehicle and allow clear passage for response vehicles.

Turn Around, Don't Drown®: Do not drive through flooded areas. If you see water covering the road, do not attempt to cross it. Only a few inches of water can float a vehicle . If you find yourself in a dangerous situation where your vehicle is taking on water, get out of the vehicle, get to a higher position, and call 911.

Monitor Official Sources for Current Information: Harris County Flood Warning System (harriscountyfws.org), Houston TranStar (houstontranstar.org), and the National Weather Service Houston/Galveston Forecast Office (weather.gov/hgx).

Monitor Stream, Bayou, and Creek Conditions:  Rain may move repeatedly across the same area, causing creeks and bayous to rise and possibly exceed their banks. Stay informed of current conditions and avoid traveling near creeks and bayous.

Avoid Traveling during Periods of Heavy Rain:  Rain can reduce visibility and prevent you from seeing the road ahead, which could lead to accidents.

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