Concerns over San Jacinto River flooding after heavy rain

HOUSTON (FOX 26) — The Harris County Flood Control District is warning of potential street flooding in neighborhoods along the east and west forks of the San Jacinto River.

The district issued the warning after 3-to-4 inches of rain fell on Wednesday night into Thursday morning.

In that warning, the district says low-lying areas along the east and west forks of the San Jacinto River will see water levels rise from Thursday night into Friday. The district projects moderate flooding of streets only and not structures.

However, the district says some of the elevated homes near the river could become cut-off if the streets around them are impassable.

The district expects the river to reach flood threshold levels by Friday morning and could stay there through the weekend and into next week.

The wind and rain has also been partially blamed for knocking down a billboard on Houston Avenue near North Main Street in the Woodland Heights district.