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Heavy Rainfall and Flash Flooding Threat Continuing Through Saturday

Heavy Rainfall and Flash Flooding Threat Continuing Through Saturday

Overnight heavy and persistent rain occurred over Northeast Harris County resulting in flash flooding in parts of Kingwood and neighboring communities. Additionally, heavy rains of 4-6 inches occurred from Missouri City to La Porte and Deer Park. Rainfall exceeded projected averages resulting in amounts of 7-9 inches, which caused high water and street flooding. Bayou and creek levels remain high, but most - including Keegans Bayou, Brays Bayou, Armand Bayou, and Clear Creek – have crested and are receding from last night’s rainfall. Only one remains out of banks – the San Jacinto River below Lake Houston at US 90 and Rio Villa Drive.

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Harris County Flood Control District Monitoring Threat of Heavy Rainfall This Week

Harris County Flood Control District Monitoring Threat of Heavy Rainfall This Week

The Harris County Flood Control District (HCFCD) is monitoring rainfall trends, as well as measured rainfall amounts and water levels in bayous and creeks, as this week’s rain event progresses.

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Harris County Flood Control District Receives Grant Award Letter To Update The Flood Warning System Website

Harris County Flood Control District Receives Grant Award Letter To Update The Flood Warning System Website

The Harris County Commissioners Court approved a State Award letter to allow the Harris County Flood Control District to begin work to construct a new public Flood Warning System Website. The new website will include enhanced functionality and viewing capabilities, updated and modernized graphics, and features that allow residents to sign up for specific information to be delivered via e-mail, text message, and automated calls. Additionally, critical mapping features such as channel status and near real time inundation mapping will be built in more prominent locations of the new website to maximize user interaction. The new website will take a more regional approach, allowing residents in nearby counties to easily view rainfall and water level information for their respective jurisdictions where available.

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Construction to Begin on Project Creating Additional Linear Stormwater Detention Along Buffalo Bayou

Construction to Begin on Project Creating Additional Linear Stormwater Detention Along Buffalo Bayou

The Harris County Flood Control District is scheduled to begin construction in early April on a project to add linear stormwater detention along the south bank of Buffalo Bayou within Terry Hershey Park, between Eldridge Parkway and Dairy Ashford Road. Notification signs about the upcoming construction and related temporary park closures went up March 19 in the project area.

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HARRIS COUNTY FLOOD CONTROL DISTRICT WINS EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATION AWARD WITH HOUSTON TRANSTAR

HARRIS COUNTY FLOOD CONTROL DISTRICT WINS EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATION AWARD WITH HOUSTON TRANSTAR

Harris County Flood Control District and Houston Transtar were awarded the Emergency Management Association of Texas (EMAT) Emergency Management Technology & Innovation Award for The Roadway Flood Warning System published in July 2018.

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Harris County Flood Control District Receives Federal Grant Award Letter for Stormwater Tunnel Feasibility Study

Harris County Flood Control District Receives Federal Grant Award Letter for Stormwater Tunnel Feasibility Study

Harris County Flood Control District has received an award letter from the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) in connection with a $400,000 feasibility investigation of large-diameter, deep underground stormwater conveyance tunnels.

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Portion of Us 59 Southbound Frontage Road West of Weslayan Street to Be Temporarily Closed

Portion of Us 59 Southbound Frontage Road West of Weslayan Street to Be Temporarily Closed

HARRIS COUNTY FLOOD CONTROL DISTRICT PROJECT REBUILDING DRAINAGE DITCH TO REDUCE FLOODING RISKS A portion of the US 59 southbound frontage road west of Weslayan Street will be closed for approximately three weeks beginning on or about Monday, February 18, as the Harris County Flood Control District continues construction to rebuild and partially enclose a poorly functioning drainage ditch. New signs were posted February 12, warning of the upcoming closure of the southbound frontage road on either side of the ditch, formally identified as W129-00-00.

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Harris County Receives Grant Award Letter That Will Help Provide Critical Funding for San Jacinto River Watershed Master Drainage Plan

Harris County Receives Grant Award Letter That Will Help Provide Critical Funding for San Jacinto River Watershed Master Drainage Plan

The Harris County Commissioners Court approved a State Award letter in the amount of $2,708,208.00 (Federal $2,031,156.00 | Local $677,052.00) from the Texas Division of Emergency Management to provide necessary funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to complete a comprehensive San Jacinto Watershed Master Drainage Plan. The local match cost will be shared between the San Jacinto River Authority (SJRA), City of Houston, and Montgomery County.

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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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