Localized Flooding Continues As Tropical Depression Moves Inland

This is a developing story and will be updated as weather information becomes available.

Rainfall potential from Tropical Depression Bill in as of Wednesday morning. Credit: National Weather Service


The Greater Houston area is under a flash flood watch as a tropical depression continues to make its way inland.

Tropical Storm Bill lost strength overnight and was downgraded to a tropical depression, but is still expected to bring heavy rainfall.

AccuWeather Meteorologist Steve Travis the heavy downpours could lead to some localized flooding issues, especially if your area is more prone to flooding.

"We are going to see these heavy showers and thunderstorms continue throughout much of the day, but then things will start to calm down later on tonight and especially into tomorrow," Travis said.

Clinton Tegeler is mayor of the city of Ganado in Jackson County. He said two neighborhoods are severely flooded and have been placed under voluntary evacuation.

"Our biggest issue right now is that everything hinges on the amount of rain that we will see from now on, and that's going to dictate a lot as to how we react," Tegeler said.

Ganado had 12 inches of rain over the past 24 hours on Wednesday afternoon. The National Weather Service predicts it could see as much as 10 more inches overnight.

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The flash flood watch is in effect for Southeast Texas until 6 p.m. on Wednesday.

Residents are urged to keep an eye on the weather and road conditions. As of 10 a.m., Houston TranStar reported 14 high water locations.


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