Precinct News
9/19/2019

Flood Emergency in Harris County; Imelda Update

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Harris County is currently in a level 1 emergency and just been declared a State of Disaster by the Governor. Tropical Depression Imelda has caused extreme rainfall has produced flash flood conditions, which have begun to flood structures and roadways. These are life-threatening conditions. Please seek shelter immediately, and continue to shelter in place until the rainfall subsides and floodwaters recede.

More rain is expected throughout the day and into the evening. This is an ongoing emergency situation, conditions may rapidly change. Be sure to rely on trusted sources to monitor conditions, follow instructions from local officials and emergency management. We will continue to keep you updated. Below are some tips to be flood safe. 

SHELTER IN PLACE:

  • Seek shelter immediately. The safest place for you to be is your home or some other building.

DON'T DRIVE INTO HIGH WATER:

  • Get out of your car if you get stuck in high water.
  • Do not go into underpasses.

STAY ALERT

  • Pay attention to trusted sources and follow the instructions from local leaders and emergency management.
    • Harris County Flood Warning System: harriscountyfws.org
    • Road Conditions: houstontranstar.org
    • National Weather Service Houston: weather.gov/hgx
    • Harris County Emergency Mgmt: readyharris.org

RESCUES:

  • For all life-threatening emergencies: Call 9-1-1

GENERAL FLOOD SAFETY TIPS:

Rely on Trusted Sources: Monitor conditions, follow instructions from local officials and emergency management.

Avoid High Water: Turn around, don't drown. Don't walk or drive into high water.

Stay Home: Avoid unnecessary travel. Your home or another building is the safest place to be.

Protect People, Pets and Property: Check on elderly and vulnerable neighbors, bring pets inside and move cars off the street.