Tropical Storm Harvey Update 8/27/17

Hurricane Harvey has been downgraded to a tropical storm.  Maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 70 mph. Additional weakening is forecast during the next 48 hours.

Harris County is currently under a Flood Warning until further notice and a tornado watch until 2 am on Sunday. According to the National Hurricane Center, widespread rainfall rates of 15-30 inches are possible and isolated totals of up to 35 inches or higher remain the primary concern.

Currently Downtown is experiencing street flooding at the following locations:

Commerce@Fannin

Milam@Travis

Smith@Preston

Texas Ave up to Louisiana

Commerce@Caroline

Capitol@Rusk down to Bagby Street

Remember turn around, don’t drown

At this point, flooding is limited to the streets but overall Downtown Houston is stable.  George R. Brown has opened up as an emergency shelter.  As stated in previous e-mails our Downtown Emergency Coordination Center is activated today, and we will continue to monitor conditions. 

If any building property or business is experiencing flooding, please contact us.  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