Heavy rainfall could make for a wet rest of the week in local neighborhoods, with severe weather potentially extending to the weekend.
According to a news release from the Harris County Flood Control District (HCFCD), it is monitoring rainfall trends as well as measured rainfall amounts and water levels in bayous and creeks as this week’s rain event progresses. Heavy and persistent rainfall has resulted in rainfall amounts of 3-4 inches in northeast Harris County, resulting in high water and street flooding.
Sections of north and northeast Harris County have already received significant rainfall from the weekend. Bayous and creeks in those areas are responding with increasing storm water levels and ground conditions are becoming increasingly saturated as the rain continues. The rainfall over the next five days will average 3-5 inches across the county and is expected to continue into Saturday.
HCFCD says residents should stay in place if at all possible and avoid driving into high water if travel is necessary. The office actively coordinating with its emergency operations partners at the Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management, San Jacinto River Authority and National Weather Service.
The Harris County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management has disaster preparedness resources and the latest information about conditions in Harris County at readyharris.org.
HCFCD also urges all residents to monitor rainfall and bayou water levels on its Harris County Regional Flood Warning System website, harriscountyfws.org, or follow @HCFCD on Twitter for updates.