April 18, 2016
What is the Danger?
Torrential rainstorms has caused flooding of roadways and homes over large parts of north and northwest Harris County overnight. The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Emergency for parts of the area due to the historic rainfall received overnight.
This is a life threatening flooding event.
What You Should Do:
Stay out of flood waters! If you are at home, STAY THERE. If flood waters enter your home, STAY THERE. To risk crossing flooded streets or overflowing streams means certain death!
Just six inches of water can sweep and adult off of their feet and just two feet of water can move a car – even an SUV. Be Smart: Turn Around, Don’t Drown.
Residents should continue to monitor local media and the National Weather Service for forecast information, school and government office closures, and other lifesaving information.
Various watches and warnings may be issued. Be prepared to act quickly to protect yourself and your family.
Residents are urged to report house flooding at www.readyharris.org/go/survey/1829/11787/ or by calling the Harris County Flood Control District’s phone bank at 713-684-4000. Call 911 only if you believe your life is in danger.
Where you can learn more:
- Forecasts: National Weather Service
- Preparedness & Emergency Information: www.readyharris.org
- Local Traffic: Houston TranStar
- Rainfall Totals: www.harriscountyfws.org
- Turn Around, Don't Drown: www.txdps.state.tx.us/dem/threatawareness/tadd