May 10, 2019 05:44:37 UTC
Houston Alerts

AlertHouston | Flash Flood Warning for Houston Until 4:30 AM

ALERTHOUSTON
Flash Flood Warning for Houston Until 4:30 AM


Weather Information
The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Warning for Houston until 4:30 a.m.  This means that flash flooding is in progress, imminent, or very likely.

At 12:28 a.m., rainfall continues across the warning area. Although overall intensity has diminished compared to earlier tonight, flooding and flash flooding is ongoing. Residents, if already at a safe location, should stay put and not travel.

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Protective Actions
Take Action.  DO NOT Travel. Wait until the threat of high water has passed.
 
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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