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Houston Could See Local Flooding This Weekend

Emergency officials want to make sure residents are prepared for the worst case

Francisco Sanchez with the Harris County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management talks to media about the possible inclement weather at Houston Transtar

There’s a tropical system in the Gulf of Mexico that may or may not develop into a storm, and it could dump rain on Texas for several days this weekend or early next week.

“Right now, the most likely scenario is some areas on our roadways will see high water,” said Francisco Sanchez with the Harris County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management. “But certainly a worst-case scenario for us is anything that impacts the bayous in a way that would cause them to go out of their banks. Right now, that’s not expected.”

Sanchez said many people tend to unplug during the weekend, especially with Father’s Day coming up. But he advises residents to monitor the forecast often to be able to prepare for what may come.

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