* FLASH FLOOD EMERGENCY FOR SPRING BRANCH, SUGAR LAND, STAFFORD, MISSION BEND, MEADOWS PLACE, WEST HOUSTON IN SOUTHWEST HARRIS AND NORTHERN FORT BEND COUNTIES *

A major flood event is underway in the western part of the Houston metro this evening. Four to six inches of rain has fallen within the past 90 minutes overwhelming local flood control efforts. Many bayous and streams are at or over their banks and flooding roadways and potentially structures. With very heavy rain continuing this has become a life-threatening situation. If you are in a flood plain or area that has issues with flooding be prepared to evacuate if ordered. Even areas that don’t typically flood may experience issues. Once again, this is not a typical Houston flood. This is a high-end flood emergency situation! Follow orders from local emergency management and move to higher ground if ordered or it becomes needed. Otherwise Houston Flood Control District urgently requests you shelter in place until the event abates.

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BULLETIN – EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
FLASH FLOOD WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
1052 PM CDT MON MAY 25 2015

…FLASH FLOOD EMERGENCY FOR SOUTHWEST HARRIS COUNTY…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LEAGUE CITY HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR…
CENTRAL HARRIS COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN TEXAS…
NORTHEASTERN FORT BEND COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN TEXAS…

* UNTIL 1245 AM CDT

* AT 1047 PM CDT…DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A THUNDERSTORM PRODUCING
HEAVY RAIN ACROSS THE WARNED AREA. 5 TO 7 INCHES OF RAIN HAVE
FALLEN. FLASH FLOODING IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN SHORTLY.

* THIS IS A FLASH FLOOD EMERGENCY FOR AREAS FROM SUGAR
LAND…MEADOWS PLACE…SPRING BRANCH…BUNKER HILL VILLAGE TO
MEMORIAL.

* SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE…
NORTHEASTERN SUGAR LAND…STAFFORD…HUNTERS CREEK VILLAGE…BUNKER
HILL VILLAGE…PINEY POINT VILLAGE…SPRING VALLEY…MISSION
BEND…TOWN WEST…AFTON OAKS / RIVER OAKS AREA…SPRING BRANCH
WEST…SPRING BRANCH NORTH…MEMORIAL PARK…GREATER HEIGHTS…
GREENWAY / UPPER KIRBY AREA…EASTERN ELDRIDGE / WEST OAKS…
SOUTHEASTERN ADDICKS PARK TEN…MEADOWS PLACE…HEDWIG VILLAGE…
HILSHIRE VILLAGE AND FAIRBANKS / NORTHWEST CROSSING.

ADDITIONAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 2 TO 4 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE IN THE
WARNED AREA.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND NOW. THIS IS AN EXTREMELY DANGEROUS AND LIFE
THREATENING SITUATION. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO TRAVEL UNLESS YOU ARE
FLEEING AN AREA SUBJECT TO FLOODING OR UNDER AN EVACUATION ORDER.

BE ESPECIALLY CAUTIOUS AT NIGHT WHEN IT IS HARDER TO RECOGNIZE THE
DANGERS OF FLOODING.

TURN AROUND…DONT DROWN WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED ROADS. MOST FLOOD
DEATHS OCCUR IN VEHICLES.