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Harris County And The City Of Houston Brace For More Severe Weather In The Region

City personnel will pre-deploy street barricades at 38 locations prone to flooding.

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Representatives of local entities gather in Houston TranStar’s operations hub during severe weather and major events.

Harris County and the City of Houston will activate their emergency operations centers to the “increased readiness” level to monitor the severe weather expected in our area later Friday.

Harris County officials expect two to four inches of widespread rain and isolated totals of up to eight inches.

The potential severe weather comes at the worst time because of the saturated grounds due to last week’s floods.

“What we know for sure is that roadways are gonna be severely impacted wherever we get any consistent rain or any high levels of rain and so that’s a big concern right now,” says Francisco Sanchez, spokesman for Harris County’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management.

Harris County officials encourage residents to sign up for weather alerts at Ready Harris.org.

The City of Houston is taking precautionary measures and will try to clean-up the accumulated debris more quickly to protect the drainage systems.

City personnel are pre-deploying street barricades at 38 locations known to experience high water due to heavy rain.

Additionally, the Houston Fire Department is pre-staging high-water rescue vehicles, evacuation and rescue boats throughout the city. 

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