The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for the City of Houston until 1:00pm. This means that conditions will be such that any storms forming in our area during this period may cause 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: weather.gov/houston.
After the Rain
The City of Houston reminds residents to exercise the 4D’s of mosquito prevention:
- DRAIN | remove or treat standing water around your home.
- DRESS | cover your arms and legs with lightweight, loose fitting clothing.
- DEET | apply a safe & effective insect repellent to exposed skin.
- DUSK & DAWN | limit time outside around dusk and dawn, when mosquitos are most active.
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