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TROPICAL STORM LAURA UPGRADED TO HURRICANE

TROPICAL STORM LAURA UPGRADED TO HURRICANE

HOUSTON, TEXAS -The Harris County Flood Control District is continuing to monitor Hurricane Laura. Hurricane warnings have been issued from San Luis Pass to Louisiana. The current forecast projects Laura over the southeast Gulf of Mexico and moving toward the west-northwest. There continues to be uncertainty in the expected path, but Hurricane Laura is expected to make landfall Wednesday evening and bring hurricane-force winds along the coast and spread inland Wednesday night into Thursday morning.

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FLOOD CONTROL DISTRICT CONTINUING TO MONITOR THE TROPICS IN ANTICIPATION OF SEVERE WEATHER

FLOOD CONTROL DISTRICT CONTINUING TO MONITOR THE TROPICS IN ANTICIPATION OF SEVERE WEATHER

Major Hurricane Expected in NW Gulf of Mexico Wednesday


HOUSTON, TEXAS - The Harris County Flood Control District is actively monitoring Tropical Storm Laura for expected impacts to our area. The current forecast now brings Laura over the SE Gulf of Mexico and moving toward the west-northwest. While there continues to be uncertainty in the expected path of Laura, preparations for the landfall of a major hurricane along the upper TX coast should be well underway. Tropical storm-force winds will begin to arrive along the coast Wednesday evening and spread inland Wednesday night into Thursday morning. Laura is expected to make landfall as a major hurricane along the southeast Texas and southwest Louisiana coast late Wednesday.

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LAURA: FLOOD CONTROL DISTRICT MONITORING THE TROPICS IN ANTICIPATION OF SEVERE WEATHER

LAURA: FLOOD CONTROL DISTRICT MONITORING THE TROPICS IN ANTICIPATION OF SEVERE WEATHER

The Harris County Flood Control District is actively monitoring tropical storm Laura for potential impacts to our area. The current forecast brings Laura toward the Texas/Louisiana border, but landfall could be as far west as Galveston Bay and as far east as Vermillion Bay. While this forecast may change, residents should begin preparing for potential landfall of a hurricane late Wednesday or early Thursday. Impacts from this storm may include winds of 40 mph or greater, heavy rain, and elevated tides in coastal areas. While heavy rainfall is possible over the area with Laura, the storm is forecast to continue to move northward after landfall and widespread significant flooding is not expected.

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CONSTRUCTION BEGINS ON LITTLE YORK AND  HOPPER STORMWATER DETENTION BASINS IN HALLS BAYOU

CONSTRUCTION BEGINS ON LITTLE YORK AND HOPPER STORMWATER DETENTION BASINS IN HALLS BAYOU

This project will excavate approximately 192,000 cubic yards of soil, which is equivalent to more than 15,000 dump trucks full of dirt.

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