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Flash Flood Watch Issued Friday PM And Runs Through Weekend

The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for the Houston area from Friday afternoon through Sunday morning. The predicted forecast is 2-4 inches, with some areas receiving from 5-8, depending on speed and intensity of the storm.

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The National Weather Service in League City has issued a Flash Flood Watch for the Houston area from Friday afternoon through Sunday morning.  The predicted forecast is 2-4 inches, with some areas receiving from 5-8, depending on speed and intensity of the storm.

The storm may be widespread. The NWS says the greatest flooding threat is likely Friday 6 p.m. through noon on Saturday.

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An Areal Flood Warning for the area surrounding Addicks Reservoir, in west Houston continues until 4:45 p.m. on Sunday. 

City of Houston officials say they’re setting up street barricades and removing debris. 

“City emergency operations personnel are keeping a close watch on the approaching weather,” said Mayor Sylvester Turner in an emailed statement.  “We hope this is nothing more than some strong storms that our systems can handle, but there is some indication that it could be something more severe.  We are getting ready just in case and want Houstonians to also be prepared.  Don’t become the next flood related fatality.  Turn around, don’t drown!”

The city also says the Houston Fire Department is staging high-water rescue vehicles, evacuation and rescue boats throughout the city.

Officials from the Houston Police Department and Department of Public Works and Engineering will be monitoring conditions overnight in case additional high water rescue vehicles are needed.

Barricades are being placed at the following 38 locations known to experience high water during heavy rain:

  1. Barker Cypress @ Saums
  2. Barker Cypress @ Morton
  3. Washington Ave. @ Hempstead
  4. Allen Pkwy. @ Waugh
  5. Memorial @ Waugh
  6. Allen Pkwy. @ Montrose Blvd.
  7. Allen Pkway. @ Roch
  8. Memorial @ Montrose Blvd.
  9. Allen Pkwy. @ Bagby
  10. Center St. @ Houston Ave.
  11. Houston Ave. @ Lubbock
  12. Houston Ave. @ Weber
  13. Houston Ave. @ White Oak Drive
  14. White Oak Drive @ Usener
  15. White Oak Drive @ Sabine
  16. White Oak @ Morrison
  17. Studewood @ Voight
  18. Studewood @ I-10
  19. North Main @ Burnett      
  20. North @ North Main
  21. Crosstimbers @ I-45 N.
  22. Greens @ Greenspoint
  23. I-45 N. @ Greens Rd.
  24. Greens Rd. @ Hardy Toll Rd.
  25. Franklin @ Commerce
  26. N. of Franklin at Milam
  27. Harrisburg @ E. of Dowling
  28. Jensen @ Bennington
  29. Bennington @ I-59 N.
  30. Crosstimbers @ I-45 N.
  31. E. Jensen @ S. of Miles
  32. Jensen near 610 Loop
  33. Mesa near Highway 90
  34. Galveston Rd. @ S. of Howard
  35. Lawndale @ Braes Bayou
  36. 9600 Lawndale @ E. of Goodyear Dr.
  37. 7000 Main St. @ Holcombe N. of Pressler St.
  38. 7000 Fannin @ Holcombe N. of S. Braeswood

Visit Houston TranStar for updates on traffic and high water alerts on roadways.

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