Tropical Storm Harvey Update 8-29-17

A persistent area of moderate rain well north of Tropical Storm Harvey will continue today. Hourly rainfall rates are expected at half an inch to an inch. Tropical Storm Harvey is centered 100 miles east of Port O’Conner. The flood warning for Buffalo Bayou at Shepherd continues until Wednesday evening or until it is canceled.  More information on current flood level: https://inws.ncep.noaa.gov/a/a.php?i=15508293

METRO

METRO services will continue to be suspended at least through Wednesday, Aug.30, 2017 due to unsafe road conditions and flooding. When service is restored it will begin with priority service lines first. METRO is continuing to provide shuttles to transport people to area shelters.  More information on METRO service:http://www.ridemetro.org/Pages/index.aspx

The flood warning for Buffalo Bayou at Shepherd continues until Wednesday evening or until it is canceled.  More information on current flood level: https://inws.ncep.noaa.gov/a/a.php?i=15508293

Downtown Houston

High water locations are still present in the Historic District along Commerce Street, however the water levels have dropped in the last few hours.  Overall the condition of Downtown is stable, with only isolated flooding along the Buffalo Bayou.  George R. Brown continues as a shelter, and is reaching capacity.

If any building property or business is experiencing flooding, please fill out a damage assessment located under the News & Info >Emergency Actions tab. Also for all current updates continue to check this site.

Additionally, if you have any questions or concerns please contact us:

Coordination Center (DECC)

1102 Travis Street

Houston, Texas 77002

(713) 223-2003

(713) 223-1003 fax

Email:

jkennedy@downtowndistrict.org

24-Hour Emergency Line

(713) 571-7917