COUNTY OFFICIALS MONITORING BAYOUS AND CREEKS AS TROPICAL STORM IMELDA MOVES INLAND

The Harris County Flood Control District is tracking and monitoring Tropical Storm Imelda, which made landfall earlier today near Freeport, Texas. Imelda will track across Harris County tonight through Wednesday.

The Harris County Flood Control District is tracking and monitoring Tropical Storm Imelda, which made landfall earlier today near Freeport, Texas. Imelda will track across Harris County tonight through Wednesday. 

Currently, rainfall is along I-45 from Galveston traveling west to Pearland. Estimated rainfall rates of 1-2 inches, in addition to up to 3 inches already saturating the grounds in the last 24 hours, may result in street flooding and rises along Clear Creek, Beamer Ditch, and Turkey Creek. The highest threat for heavy rainfall tonight will be along and east of a line from Missouri City to Tomball. 

The Flood Control District will continue to coordinate with its emergency operations partners at the Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management, San Jacinto River Authority, and National Weather Service into the overnight hours. Residents are urged to monitor weather and drive carefully during rush hour. 

The Flood Control District urges all residents to monitor rainfall and bayou water levels on its Harris County Regional Flood Warning System website (desktop and mobile versions) at: harriscountyfws.org. Residents may also create an account and sign up for rainfall and water level alerts at www.fwsalerts.org. FWS Alerts will allow residents to customize which sensors they wish to receive alerts from and choose to receive them via text, email, or both. Be sure to also follow us on Twitter @HCFCD for updates. 

ABOUT THE HARRIS COUNTY FLOOD CONTROL DISTRICT 

The Harris County Flood Control District (HCFCD) provides flood damage reduction projects that work, with appropriate regard for community and natural values. With more than 1,500 bayous and creeks totaling approximately 2,500 miles in length, the Flood Control District accomplishes its mission by devising flood damage reduction plans, implementing the plans and maintaining the infrastructure.