The City of Houston is advising residents to avoid travel if possible today. The City expects significant street flooding to persist throughout the day. Area waterways continue to swell and multiple underpasses remain underwater. The National Weather Service says that another line of thunderstorms will begin approaching Houston this afternoon, resulting in additional rainfall from 1-3" in the afternoon. This will likely cause rises in area bayous, streams and creeks, as well as roadway flooding.
If you must travel, DO NOT DRIVE THROUGH HIGH WATER.
The Department of Public Works and Engineering (PWE) has delivered barricades to 40 high water locations. If an intersection is flooded, PWE is setting up the barricade; if the intersection is not flooded, barricades are staged. Residents are strongly urged not to drive around barricades.
Many roadways are closed or are experiencing dangerous flooding. Check the current status of roadways at houstontranstar.org
High Water Rescues
The Houston Fire Department (HFD) reports more than 70 high water rescue calls this morning. These are mostly individuals who were trapped in high water in their vehicles. HFD also performed one swift water rescue on the White Oak Bayou at Houston Avenue. No significant injuries have been reported.
Residents who have experienced flooding in their homes are urged to call Houston 311. In addition, any places with street flooding or debris in the street should call 311 or 713-837-0311 so the appropriate crews can be dispatched.