Press Room

September 12, 2018 12:19:36 PM CST

HARRIS COUNTY RESIDENTS URGED TO MONITOR WEATHER

Harris County residents are urged to monitor the weather forecast and use extreme caution if venturing out into rainy conditions according to the current forecast. Portions of Harris County could receive up to four inches of additional rain especially south of I-10 as a weather system moves into the Gulf of Mexico and has the potential to impact the Texas coast with showers and thunderstorms.

As of now, bayous, creeks and tributaries are expected to remain within banks, but roadways and streets may become impassable. Commuters are urged to avoid high water and flooded streets throughout the county and to proceed with caution when driving on area roadways - Turn Around Don’t Drown!

The Harris County Flood Control District's Flood Watch team will continue to monitor rainfall trends and check the gages that measure rainfall amounts and water levels in bayous and creeks. The team constantly monitors the data and works during severe weather events to advise the public and local officials of areas that are and could be affected by flooding. Residents may monitor rainfall and bayou water levels on the Harris County Regional Flood Warning System website (desktop and mobile versions) at www.harriscountyfws.org

The Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management will hold a media availability with Harris County Flood Control Meteorologist Jeff Lindner to provide a tropical weather update and answer questions today at 1 p.m. at Houston TranStar, 6922 Katy Road, Houston, 77024.

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.