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UPDATE: Flood Warning Is Still In Effect For The West Fork Of San Jacinto River

Conditions will peak this evening and will remain flooded through Friday afternoon

According to the Harris County Flood Control District a flood warning is still in effect for the West Fork of San Jacinto River after rainfall from the past 24 hours. Harris County residents are urged to avoid the area as the water will take time to drain.

Portions of Harris County received up to five inches of rain last night that caused some high water locations. Conditions will peak this evening and will remain flooded through Friday afternoon. The main threat remains street flooding.

Residents should remain aware of conditions near their workplaces, schools and homes.

Just under an hour ago, the river measured just under 50 feet, and according to the National Weather Service when it gets to 51.5 feet some homes in the Northshore subdivision will flood. 

Harris County Flood Control Meteorologist Jeff Lindner said the west fork of the San Jacinto River is expected to rise above moderate flood levels, later today. And the main threat is street flooding in subdivisions near the river’s edge, and accessibility to those areas.

He said minor flooding is expected along the river from Lake Houston to west of highway 59…. as a result of Spring and Cypress Creek run off.

Even though the rain is starting to let up, Lindner said there are still some high water locations.

“That water is going to be draining off, it’s going to take some time this morning,” Lindner said. “This is not anything close to Harvey. So folks that flooded in Kingwood and those areas during Harvey, this is not going to be any impact for you at all.”

He said drivers should remain careful, during the morning commute.

“The big river systems are now going to be the watersheds to be watching, but as far as Harris County, the creeks and bayous, those watersheds, creeks and bayous will be falling during the day today,” said Linder.

With rainfall moving out of the area, Houston is no longer under a Flash Flood Watch.

Some minor flooding is present in the city, but Harris County Flood Control Meteorologist Jeff Lindner said he expects conditions to improve throughout the day.

With rainfall moving out of the area, Houston is no longer under a Flash Flood Watch.

Some minor flooding is present in the city, but Lindner said he expects conditions to improve throughout the day.

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