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Rain Forecast As Flooding Persists In Kingwood

A river flood warning remained in effect Tuesday for the West Fork San Jacinto.

Kingwood area residents were on alert as rain was forecast and major flooding continued Tuesday due to the rain swollen West Fork of the San Jacinto River.

A river flood warning issued last weekend remained in effect for the West Fork San Jacinto.

Floodwaters persisted in the 800 block of Hamblen Road and in many homes in the Bellau Woods and Treasure Cove subdivisions, according to the National Weather Service.

At 7:45 a.m. Tuesday the water level was measured at 54.8 feet, and the flood stage is 49.3 feet.

graphic of levels
West Fork San Jacinto River near Humble

The National Weather service projected the water should return below major flood stage Wednesday evening.

However rain is expected to fall this week and its impact is unknown, according to the weather service.

In the meantime, residents are advised to be aware of changing conditions and avoid driving and walking into high water.

A river flood warning also remained in effect for the Brazos River, which was at record levels, and the San Jacinto River near Sheldon, where more major flooding was reported.

The Colorado River, Cypress Creek, East Fork San Jacinto, Middle Yegua Creek, Navasota River and Trinity River are also included in the warning.

Resources: 

Monitor river conditions: Harris County Flood Warning SystemNational Weather Service 

Report street flooding, debris: houston311.org

FEMA assistance:  houstonrecovers.org

Shelters: Call (713) 526-8300 or visit redcross.org

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