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The Latest on Flooding Around Houston

Posted on · Sustained heavy rains brought flooding to many areas of Greater Houston today (Jan. 18, 2017). The Houston Fire Department reported dozens of water rescue calls on those roads, with flooded cars. While it may shake out as less significant than the Tax Day flood — or other major weather events of recent years — we’re once again reminded […]

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An Open Line with Harris County Judge Ed Emmett

Posted on · As the Judge of Harris County, Ed Emmett is both chief judicial officer and chief executive of the county. While we mostly hear from him during hurricane season as the most visible figure leading in the event of a weather emergency, he’s also the man routinely pushing hardest to build support for a long-term vision […]

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Tropical Storm Bill Makes Landfall

Posted on · It has a name: Tropical Storm Bill. And it’s expected to make landfall on the Texas coast this morning and move inland throughout the day. A tropical storm warning is in effect for the coast of Texas, from Baffin Bay south of Corpus Christi to High Island, up the coast from Galveston. The southern coast is where […]

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More Flooding Possible as Tropical Disturbance Heads Toward Texas

Posted on · Greater Houston is bracing for the impending landfall of a developing tropical disturbance in the Gulf of Mexico, which could lead to heavy rains causing more flooding in the area. 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 […]