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Unfortunately, Houston is still on track to see possible flash flooding this weekend. Rain will continue to fall across our area Saturday night and into Sunday morning. Some areas could see 6-12 inches of rain along the coast and rainfall of 4-6 inches further inland. Stay aware of your surroundings and monitor the roadways if you must get out. The Flash Flood Watch from the National Weather Service runs through Monday morning.
Houston areas to be on flood alert
The following streets and intersections are known to be prone to flooding. Please be cautious around the following areas:
- Telge Road near Spring Cypress Road
- Interstate 45 near Crosstimbers
- White Oak Drive near Beauchamp Street
- Fondren Road and Southwest Freeway
- Clinton Drive and McCarthy Street
- North Freeway near N. Main Street exit
- Quitman Street
- Little Cypress Creek area (Cypress)
- Polk Street near Cullen Boulevard
- West 43rd and Oak Forest
- South Mayde Creek area (Katy)
- Travis Street and Interstate 45
- Studewood Street near Washington Avenue
- Farm-to-Market 1488 (Conroe)
- Interstate 45 and Travis Street
- Commerce Street downtown
- Highway 288 near Holly Hall Street
- Fannin Street in Midtown
- Memorial Drive passing under Shepherd Drive
- Walker Street near BBVA Compass Stadium downtown
- Interstate 45 exits near University of Houston Campus
- Milam exit of Interstate 45 south near downtown
- 9200 block Lake Park
- 5300 block Willow Glen
- 2200 block Des Jardines
- Shepherd's Ridge
Harris County emergency management will monitor expected flooding
Beginning at 2 pm Saturday afternoon,the Harris County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management will be in level one mode, the highest of levels until the significant rain event passes.
There's two events of concern.
A low in the Gulf, and Patricia which came barreling down on the west coast of Mexico. The two have caused some residents to be confused.
"I'm already hearing people talk about a hurricane coming that's not what's happening," said Harris County Judge Ed Emmett. "We're going to have a very serious rain event quite likely."
Best advice Emmett can give to residents, try to be at home Saturday night and stay there if it all possible.
"Because if the rains ramp up to the degree that are possible we could see 3 to 4 inches an hour," said Emmett.
The big fear is a repeat of Memorial Day when the Houston area saw extensive flooding.
The county hasn't done anything out of the ordinary prior to this storm to prepare but the county judge says emergency management officials are ready for whatever comes our way.
"The underpasses are my personal concern that's something we really want to pay attention to," said Emmett.
"We want to make sure if an underpass is likely to go under water that we get somebody from law enforcement out there in advance."