While it’s not yet technically a tropical storm, that doesn’t lessen the flooding threat, as anywhere from a few inches to more than a foot of rain may fall — on already saturated ground — in the next day or two. The Harris County Regional Joint Information Center has been activated. Officials are encouraging Houstonians to prepare for the possibility of storms and flooding similar to what we experienced over Memorial Day weekend. But how much rain we really get, how fast it falls, and just where and when is not yet certain.
We check in with News 88.7’s Gail Delaughter from the Harris County Office of Emergency Management, and meteorologist Lance Wood from the National Weather Service Houston/Galveston forecast office with the latest, on this edition of Houston Matters.
Then — and boy, it couldn’t be a more appropriate time to do it — we present another round of Houstonian pet peeves, our quarterly collective moan session, in which we offer you a chance to vent to all of Greater Houston about some annoyance that makes your life in our community a little less than it could be. (What are the chances storms and flooding come up?) Joining us for today’s group vent are the Houston Chronicle’s Craig Hlavaty, and Houston-area comedian and local host of The Moth, Dusti Rhodes.Then: We welcome your dog and cat care questions for Dr. Lori Teller from the Meyerland Animal Clinic. She joins us each month to field your canine and feline queries. We talk about caring for your pets during severe weather and then take your calls and e-mails.