The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Flash Flood Watch for the City of Houston from Friday afternoon through Sunday Morning. This means that during this period, conditions will be such that any storms forming in our area during this period may cause flash flooding.
NWS is forecasting 2-4 inches over our area, with some areas receiving from 5-8, depending on speed and intensity.
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.
For updates on this situation, visit the City of Houston Emergency Information Site at houstontx.gov/emergency.