May 08, 2019 14:20:36 UTC
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AlertHouston | Flood Warning for the San Jacinto River Near Sheldon

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Flood Warning for San Jacinto River Near Sheldon


Weather Information
The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Warning for the San Jacinto River near Sheldon. This means that flash flooding is in progress, imminent, or very likely.

At 6:04 a.m. on Wednesday, May 8, the stage was 9.9 feet. The River's flood stage is 10 feet, and minor flooding is forecast.

The San Jacinto River at this location is forecasted to rise above flood stage by this morning and continue to rise to near 10.8 feet by early Thursday, May 9. At 10.0 feet, minor lowland flooding begins.

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Protective Actions
People in the area should avoid the river as it rises. Residents near the river should make preparations in the event they are not able to leave their homes due to high water.  
 
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 takes a few inches of water to 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 (www.houstontranstar.org), the National Weather Service Houston/Galveston Forecast Office (weather.gov/hgx), and the National Weather Service West Gulf River Forecast Center (weather.gov/wgcrfc).






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