May 08, 2019 03:46:51 UTC
AlertHouston | Flash Flood Warning for South and East Houston Until 1:30 AM
Flash Flood Warning for South and East Houston
The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Warning for portions of south and east Houston until 1:30 a.m. This means that flash flooding is in progress, imminent, or very likely.
At 10:35 p.m., Doppler radar and automated rain gauges indicated thunderstorms producing heavy rain across the warned area.Flash flooding has been reported in these areas.
This is a dangerous situation with night time flooding. Travel is not advised as drivers cannot see how high water is on the roads. Some areas have already had 4 to 10 inches of rainfall, causing flooding.
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 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.