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WATCH: Some Houston Areas See High Water

Fire officials say they’ve conducted about two-dozen water rescues today, mostly pulling drivers from their stranded cars.

The Harris County Emergency Operations Center began staffing at 2am, in response to this morning’s flash flooding.

Jeff Lindner, a meteorologist with the Harris County Flood Control District, urged citizens to delay their morning commute, as a safety precaution. 

“Give the roadways a couple hours to drain off this water. And maybe head into work a little bit late this morning,” he said. “If you absolutely have to get out and drive, do not drive in high water… you can get yourself into trouble very easily in these types of situations.”

Fire officials say they’ve conducted about two-dozen water rescues today, mostly pulling drivers from their stranded cars.

Portions of Harris County have seen widespread totals of 4 to 6 inches of rain, even as much as 8 in some isolated areas.

And meteorologist Molly Merrifield of the National Weather service said they’re issuing a flash flood watch until 8am tomorrow morning.

“Considering all the saturated soils out there right now from this morning’s rainfall, we could be right back in the throes of some flash flooding again, tonight,” she said. 

Classes at all campuses of Houston Community College will have a delayed start, at 10:00 a.m.

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