Harris County Flood Control Keeps Eye on Storms

The downpours in the Houston area have put the people with Harris County Flood Control on red alert. Bill Stamps has more.

It’s no secret in Houston that when it rains a lot…it usually floods.

Early morning rain had county workers on alert, bracing for the worst. But by mid afternoon, things started to get a little better.

This is Fred Garcia with the Harris County Flood Control:

“No bayou flooding conditions that have been reported. No house flooding conditions that have been reported. Obviously, a lot of street and roadside ditch flooding and if people can stay put, we recommend they do stay put, and try not to drive in these hazardous conditions.”

The forecast calls for more showers and isolated thunderstorms throughout the night. And even though conditions have improved a bit Garcia says they’ll continue to monitor the situation.

“We have field personnel that are out looking at conditions, kind of ground-truthing if you will, what our monitoring stations are sending us back through the computer systems and so we are making assessments of conditions along the major bayous in the county and spot checking different areas of town.”

Bill Stamps. KUHF-Houston Public Radio News.

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