Turn Around, Don't Drown
Harris County Flood Education Mapping Tool
A simple safety message to keep you and your family safe and dry is Turn Around, Don't Drown. If
heavy rainfall occurs in any area where you are traveling, or near
homes and places of work, you are urged to avoid high water and flooded
streets throughout the county and process with caution when driving on
If you do venture out before or during a storm,
check the Harris County Flood Education Mapping Tool in advance for
ponding areas, which are sections of roadways and undeveloped land that
typically hold stormwater during and after heavy rainfall.
in an address in the “ADDRESS SEARCH” box in the left column, and,
after the location appears on the map click on the “Ponding” option in
the left column. Frequent ponding areas will appear on the map.
• You can then plan an alternate route, or at least avoid those areas, when you get out on the road.