Harris County Flood Control District monitoring threat of potential heavy rainfall and street flooding associated with Invest 95L

HOUSTON, TEXAS – June 30, 2022 – The Harris County Flood Control District is monitoring the potential for heavy rainfall over the area with possible street flooding, especially southeast Harris County tonight into Friday.

The Flood Operations Team will monitor rainfall trends and check gages that measure rainfall amounts and water levels in bayous and creeks and coordinate with local, regional, and federal partners on the response and forecast of both heavy rainfall and potential flooding. Significant rainfall looks likely across Matagorda, Brazoria, Galveston, Chambers, and possibly SE Harris County with widespread totals of 4-7 inches and isolated amounts upwards of 8-10 inches. Hourly rainfall rates of 2-3 inches will be possible which will result in localized run-off concerns due to overwhelming of local drainage systems. The following steps have been taken in advance of the storm: 

  • Calibrated stage and rainfall gages for accurate information 
  • Opened the Clear Creek Outlet Gates this morning to expedite the flow of storm water run-off out of Clear Creek 

Harris County residents are urged to monitor weather conditions as well as creek and bayou levels. The Flood Control District encourages residents to take the following precautions when heavy rainfall and potential flooding is expected: 

  • Create an account and sign up for rainfall and water level alerts at FWS Alerts allow residents to customize the sensors they receive alerts from and choose to receive them via text, email, or both.
  • Visit for information and resources on storm preparedness.
  • Refrain from discarding debris in areas bayous, streams and ditches. Debris should be put in trash bins and then brought inside into garages or backyards, away from drainage ditches and storm sewers. 
  • Carry flood insurance. Residents should contact their insurance agent for more information about purchasing flood insurance or visit the National Flood Insurance Program or call 1-888-379-9531. Please keep in mind that new insurance policies take 30 days to go into effect.