A life-threatening potentially catastrophic flood situation is underway across portions of Harris, Brazoria, Fort Bend, Brazoria, and Galveston Counties. This is a FLASH FLOOD EMERGENCY. Rainfall totals over the last hour are now over six inches in parts of Harris County – comparable to what you might see in a 500-year flood according to Jeff Linder – Meteorologist with the Harris County Flood Control District. This is an exceptionally serious situation. Media reports indicate one person has already lost their life in Houston due to flooding tonight. An additional 10-15 inches of rain may fall by sunrise in these regions on top of the 5-7 inches that have fallen over the last 90 minutes. Unless it is an emergency you have no business being on roadways, most of which are impassable. Only attempt to leave your location if it is an emergency. Those in the impacted region need to check throughout the night on conditions in their area. Be ready to evacuate if flood waters approach your location. Additional rainfall is developing west of Houston which is moving back into areas that have seen about a 45-minute respite in rains. The heavy rain band across eastern Harris County south to League City is all but stationary now. This will not likely change through 1 AM. There is the potential for locations to receive 10 inches of rain in the next 2 hours in the Houston metro! Fire department is now having difficulty reaching some folks in need of rescue – again, this will likely be a historic night in Houston. Do not leave your location unless it is because it is an emergency or you need to evacuate.

Flash Flood Warning
National Weather Service Houston/Galveston TX
1047 PM CDT SAT AUG 26 2017

…FLASH FLOOD EMERGENCY FOR THE HOBBY AREA TO PEARLAND AND
FRIENDSWOOD…

The National Weather Service in League City has issued a

* Flash Flood Warning for…
Western Galveston County in southeastern Texas…
Northeastern Brazoria County in southeastern Texas…
South central Harris County in southeastern Texas…

* Until 145 AM CDT.

* At 1042 PM CDT, Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing
heavy rain across the warned area. Rainfall rates of 5 to 6 inches
per hour with numerous reports of widespread impassable street
flooding! Flash flooding is ongoing across the area. Do not attempt
to travel.

This is a FLASH FLOOD EMERGENCY for areas around and just north
of Hobby Airport extending down to Pearland and Friendswood. This
is a PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS SITUATION. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO TRAVEL!

* Some locations that will experience flooding include…
Northwestern Pasadena, eastern Pearland, western League City,
Friendswood, Alvin, South Houston, Galena Park, Jacinto City,
Downtown Houston, Northside / Northline, Second Ward, South Belt /
Ellington, Greater Eastwood, Near Northside Houston, Greater Fifth
Ward, Greater Hobby Area, Greater Third Ward, Macgregor, Aldine and
eastern Greater Heights.

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.

Flash Flood Warning
National Weather Service Houston/Galveston TX
927 PM CDT SAT AUG 26 2017

…FLASH FLOOD EMERGENCY FOR West Central Harris, Eastern Fort Bend and
Northern Brazoria counties…

The National Weather Service in League City has issued a

* Flash Flood Warning for…
East central Fort Bend County in southeastern Texas…
Northern Brazoria County in southeastern Texas…
Central Harris County in southeastern Texas…

* Until 1215 AM CDT.

* At 921 PM CDT, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain across the
warned area. 4 to 8 inches of rain have fallen. Rainfall rates of
3 to 4 inches per hour are occuring with this very slow moving
line of storms. Flash flooding is already occurring. Water rescues
are ongoing.

This is a FLASH FLOOD EMERGENCY for west central Harris county
eastern Fort Bend and northern Brazoria counties. This is a
PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS SITUATION. SEEK HIGHER GROUND NOW!

* Some locations that will experience flooding include…
Pearland, northeastern Missouri City, Stafford, Bellaire, West
University Place, Jersey Village, northwestern Manvel, Hunters
Creek Village, Bunker Hill Village, Piney Point Village, Midtown
Houston, Downtown Houston, Greenway / Upper Kirby Area, Spring
Branch North, Greater Heights, Fresno, Neartown / Montrose, Greater
Eastwood, Near Northside Houston and Greater Hobby Area.