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News Release
Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Heavy Rainfall May Cause Some Street Flooding

The National Weather Service (NWS) is saying that the Houston area can expect some rainfall beginning Wednesday morning into the evening that has the potential to cause some street flooding, especially along underpasses and low-lying areas. 

NWS expects rainfall to be anywhere from 1-3 inches over the region, with isolated areas receiving more.  Rain may move repeatedly over an area, which may cause a rapid rise in creeks and bayous, but as of now, those are not likely to go out of their banks.

Houston residents should pay attention to forecasts from local meteorologists, the
Harris County Flood Control District, and the NWS. If heavy rain and flooding does occur, Houstonians should avoid driving, especially in areas that are prone to flooding, such as low-lying underpasses. Remember, Turn Around, Don't Drown (R). 

Anxious About the Heavy Rain?

Given the floods of the past few years, some people may experience anxiety when hearing about the possibility of heavy rain.  There is no need to be overly anxious about this storm.  Keep informed and make plans that avoid traveling during heavy rain. 

If you need to talk to someone about anxiety related to Hurricane Harvey, the national Disaster Distress Hotline provides a free service to disaster survivors.  Simply call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 to connect with a trained crisis counselor.

Remembering Jim Guidry

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