Flash Flood Watch issued for Houston area until 7 p.m. Wednesday

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HOUSTON — The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for the City of Houston until 7 p.m.  Wednesday. This means that conditions will be such that any storms forming in our area during this period may cause flash flooding.

Strong storms moving through the area from Monday to Tuesday evening could produce isolated rain totals of 3-5″ in a short period of time, which could lead to street flooding and flash flooding.  Please stay vigilant of changing conditions and report any flooding to Houston 311 (311 or 713.873.0311).

Houston residents should be prepared for Flash Flooding, by:

  • Ensuring they stay up-to-date with changing conditions
  • Making sure emergency alerts are enabled on their mobile devices
  • Setting their NOAA Weather Radios to “Alert” mode
  • Begin planning for the impact of flash flooding, which may mean delaying or canceling outdoor activities.

If a Flash Flood Warning is issued for your area, avoid bayous/streams and creeks, and delay traveling until the threat has passed. Remember, it only take a few inches of water to float a vehicle, and most flood-related deaths happen on roadways.  When you see water on the road, Turn Around, Don’t Drown (R).

For up-to-date weather information, visit the National Weather Service Houston/Galveston forecast office website at weather.gov/houston.