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Harris County Flood Control District and U.s. Army Corps of Engineers 
Sign Reimbursement Agreements for Brays, Hunting and White Oak Bayou Projects

Harris County Flood Control District and U.s. Army Corps of Engineers 
Sign Reimbursement Agreements for Brays, Hunting and White Oak Bayou Projects

The Harris County Flood Control District (Flood Control District) has joined its federal partner, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), in signing amendments to one Project Cooperation Agreement (PCA) and two Project Partnership Agreements (PPAs) for the design and construction of on-going federal flood risk reduction projects along Brays Bayou, Hunting Bayou and White Oak Bayou.

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Minor Flooding Expected Along the East and West Forks of the San Jacinto River

Minor Flooding Expected Along the East and West Forks of the San Jacinto River

Several inches of rain across southeast Texas over the last several days may cause minor flooding impacts to low-lying areas near the East and West forks of the San Jacinto River through the weekend.

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Heavy Rainfall, Flash Flooding Possible Across Harris County

Heavy Rainfall, Flash Flooding Possible Across Harris County

Harris County residents should prepare for possible heavy rainfall and potential flash flooding through Thursday afternoon (January 3) as a weather system moves across the North and Northwest sections of the county.

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UPDATE: BUFFALO SPEEDWAY BRIDGE TEMPORARILY REOPENED OVER BRAYS BAYOU

UPDATE: BUFFALO SPEEDWAY BRIDGE TEMPORARILY REOPENED OVER BRAYS BAYOU

The Harris County Flood Control District has temporarily reopened the bridge over Brays Bayou at Buffalo Speedway. The Flood Control District began coordinated construction November 19 to modify or replace three existing bridges over Brays Bayou with new higher, wider and/or longer spans that will improve the conveyance of stormwater along Brays Bayou in south central Harris County.

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(UPDATE) SEVERAL BAYOUS OUT OF BANKS, OTHER STILL RISING ACROSS HARRIS COUNTY

(UPDATE) SEVERAL BAYOUS OUT OF BANKS, OTHER STILL RISING ACROSS HARRIS COUNTY

Persistent rainfall amounts of 5-6 inches resulted in overbank flooding and near bankfull conditions across Harris County continuing into Saturday. There is high water and street flooding in several areas throughout the county and flooding may have impacted some homes along Halls Bayou west of US 59.

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MAJOR FLOODING EXPECTED ON THE WEST FORK OF THE SAN JACINTO RIVER

MAJOR FLOODING EXPECTED ON THE WEST FORK OF THE SAN JACINTO RIVER

Major flooding is expected in portions of Harris County along the West Fork of the San Jacinto River at near and east of US 59 and is likely to impact the following subdivisions: • Belleau Woods • Forest Cove • North Shore • Riverside Crest

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HARRIS COUNTY RESIDENTS URGED TO REVIEW EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS PLANS, MONITOR WEATHER

HARRIS COUNTY RESIDENTS URGED TO REVIEW EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS PLANS, MONITOR WEATHER

With a flash flood watch in effect for Southeast Texas and the potential for widespread heavy rainfall expected throughout Harris County Friday night into Saturday morning, residents are urged to review emergency preparedness plans and continue monitoring weather conditions through the weekend. Residents are also strongly encouraged to remain indoors at home, and if traveling, pay close attention to road conditions on travel routes.

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HARRIS COUNTY RESIDENTS ARE URGED TO MONITOR WEATHER

HARRIS COUNTY RESIDENTS ARE URGED TO MONITOR WEATHER

Harris County residents are urged to monitor the weather forecast and use extreme caution if venturing out into rainy conditions through Saturday. Widespread heavy rainfall is expected throughout Harris County Friday night into Saturday morning with average rainfall amounts of 3-5 inches and locally higher amounts possible upwards of 7-8 inches. A flash flood watch has also been issued until Saturday afternoon for all Southeast Texas counties.

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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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