Press Room

March 29, 2018 2:19:54 PM CST

MODERATE FLOODING ALONG THE WEST FORK OF SAN JACINTO RIVER

A flood warning is still in effect for the West Fork of San Jacinto River after rainfall from the past 24 hours. Harris County residents are urged to avoid the area as the water will take time to drain.

Portions of Harris County received up to five inches of rain last night that caused some high water locations. Conditions will peak this evening and will remain flooded through Friday afternoon. The main threat remains street flooding.

The Harris County Flood Control District's Flood Watch team will continue to check the gages and water levels in San Jacinto and other high water areas.

Residents should remain aware of conditions near their workplaces, schools and homes. The Flood Control District urges all residents to monitor rainfall and bayou water levels on its Harris County Regional Flood Warning System website (desktop and mobile versions) at www.harriscountyfws.org.

About the Harris County Flood Control District

The Harris County Flood Control District provides flood damage reduction projects that work, with appropriate regard for community and natural values. With more than 1,500 bayous and creeks totaling approximately 2,500 miles in length, the Flood Control District accomplishes its mission by devising flood damage reduction plans, implementing the plans and maintaining the infrastructure.