Weather

Widespread Flooding In Houston Area

Heavy rainfall across the area has caused Spring Creek and the West Fork of the San Jacinto River to swell. This has caused both street and home flooding along those waterways as the rainwater drains toward the Gulf of Mexico.

Areas hard hit by heavy rain over the past two days are experiencing severe flooding, especially in north and northeast Harris County.

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Residents living in the Northwood Pines subdivision and the Park at Northgate Apartments have been asked to voluntarily evacuate their homes by 2 p.m. on Saturday as a precautionary measure, according to Harris County Emergency Office of Management. Flood waters from Spring Creek are high and may flood the neighborhood, or cause a breach of the levee.

Residents living along the San Jacinto River need to be aware and take action ahead of the ongoing flooding situation affecting homes along the West Fork of the river. Water levels will continue to rise through next week.

Residents living near the Addicks and Barker reservoirs need to be careful with flooding in that area. Highway 6 and North Eldridge Parkway will likely go underwater on Saturday.

Weather resources:

Traffic & High Water Locations: Houston TranStar

Bayous & Creeks: Harris County Flood Control District, Montgomery County

Preparedness & Emergency Information: www.readyharris.org

 

 

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