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News Release
Tuesday, August 08, 2017


The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for the City of Houston until 8:00am Wednesday. This means that conditions will be such that any storms forming in our area during this period may cause additional flash flooding.

Houston residents should be prepared for flash flooding, by:

  • Ensuring they stay up-to-date with changing conditions
  • Making sure emergency alerts are enabled on their mobile devices
  • Setting their NOAA Weather Radios to "Alert" mode
  • Begin planning for the impact of flash flooding, which may mean delaying or canceling outdoor activities

If a Flash Flood Warning is issued for your area, avoid bayous/streams and creeks. Wait until the threat has passed before getting on the roadway. Remember, it only take a few inches of water to float a vehicle and most flood-related deaths happen on roadways.  When you see water on the road, Turn Around, Don't Drown®.

For up-to-date weather information, visit the National Weather Service Houston/Galveston forecast office website:

Report Damage

Residents who have flooding in their homes or businesses, or who have debris in their street should report it to Houston 311. Call 311 (713-837-0311), visit or use the Houston 311 mobile app for smartphones.

Reporting damage and debris allows the City to better understand the places most affected, and to allow us to dispatch crews to help keep roadways clear. 


Remembering Jim Guidry

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