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HCFCD PREPARES FOR TROPICAL DEPRESSION HARVEY

HCFCD PREPARES FOR TROPICAL DEPRESSION HARVEY

The Harris County Flood Control District with the Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management and the National Weather Service are closely monitoring Tropical Depression Harvey it moves over the southern Gulf of Mexico. Conditions appear favorable for intensification of Harvey up to landfall somewhere along the mid-Texas coast Friday evening, with heavy rain impacts that could last through early next week.

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HARRIS COUNTY FLOOD CONTROL DISTRICT CONTINUES NEW CONSTRUCTION ON HUNTING BAYOU

HARRIS COUNTY FLOOD CONTROL DISTRICT CONTINUES NEW CONSTRUCTION ON HUNTING BAYOU

The Harris County Flood Control District has begun construction on two projects that will function together to reduce flooding risks in the Hunting Bayou watershed in central Harris County: the final phase of a stormwater detention basin on Homestead Road, and a third phase of construction to widen and deepen Hunting Bayou itself.

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Bayous and Creek Update - August 8 - 10 a.m.

Bayous and Creek Update - August 8 - 10 a.m.

Heavy rainfall overnight averaged 5-6 inches in six hours from north central Harris County to north Fort Bend County. Storms have finally moved out of the Houston/Harris County region allowing for a break in excessive rainfall that has resulted in flash flooding across the west and north parts of Harris County.

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Heavy Rainfall is Affecting West Harris County; At 5 a.m. Bayous Are Rising

Heavy Rainfall is Affecting West Harris County; At 5 a.m. Bayous Are Rising

The Harris County Flood Control District's Flood Operations team is actively monitoring rainfall trends, as well as measured rainfall amounts and water levels in bayous and creeks. Excessive rainfall and flash flood event has impacted Waller, Fort Bend and Harris Counties overnight. Rainfall amounts averaged five to six and a half inches in the last six hours from Jersey Village to Katy with a wider area of three to four inches from Kingwood to Sugar Land to Waller County. Widespread street flooding continues over large areas of western and northern Harris County into Waller and Fort Bend counties.

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Harris County Flood Control District Starts Construction on Brays Bayou Segment in the Meyerland Area

Harris County Flood Control District Starts Construction on Brays Bayou Segment in the Meyerland Area

The Harris County Flood Control District has begun construction on the next phase of channel modifications as part of the Brays Bayou federal flood damage reduction project – Project Brays. During this construction phase, Brays Bayou will be widened between Buffalo Speedway and South Rice Avenue in the Meyerland area. 

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Harris County Flood Control District Moves to Monitor Mode As Tropical Storm Cindy Approaches the Northwest US Gulf Coast

Harris County Flood Control District Moves to Monitor Mode As Tropical Storm Cindy Approaches the Northwest US Gulf Coast

The Harris County Flood Control District Flood Operations Team will move to monitor mode at 4 p.m.  today, June 21, 2017, in anticipation of Tropical Storm Cindy landfall on the northwest U.S. Gulf Coast late Wednesday into Thursday morning. The main concern with this weather system for Harris County is  heavy rainfall that could result in street and bayou flooding.

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Tropical Storm Cindy has formed in the Gulf

Tropical Storm Cindy has formed in the Gulf

Tropical Storm Cindy has formed in the Gulf of Mexico. Tropical Storm Watch issued for Upper Texas coast from High Island, Texas to San Luis Pass, Texas including Galveston Bay and Harris County.

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Harris County Flood Control District Monitors Potential Tropical Cyclone #3 in the Gulf of Mexico

Harris County Flood Control District Monitors Potential Tropical Cyclone #3 in the Gulf of Mexico

The Harris County Flood Control District with the Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management and the National Weather Service are monitoring a tropical system that could potentially affect our area late Wednesday into Thursday morning. The main concern with this weather system for Harris County is heavy rainfall that could result in street and bayou flooding.

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Harris County Flood Control District's Communications Department staff is available to help members of the media find answers to questions about the Harris County Flood Control District, including our plans, projects, and programs. It is very important that we know the subject of your interview, questions you would like answered, your deadline and where you can be contacted. 


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