Eyes on Skies, Houston: Flash Flood Watch

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for Houston from Wednesday morning to Thursday morning. 

This means that conditions will be favorable for flash flooding to occur.

Heavy rain is expected to begin affecting Houston Wednesday, with periods of heavy rain possibly causing flash flooding.

If a flash flood warning is issued for your area, do not travel, and avoid creeks, streams, and bayous

Houston residents are reminded to:

--"Turn Around, Don't Drown." Do not drive through flooded areas. If you come upon a flooded roadway, do not enter it. turn around. If you find yourself in a dangerous situation where your vehicle is taking on water, get out, get to a higher place and call 911.

--Monitor official sources for current conditions, such as: Harris County Flood Warning System (harriscountyfws.org), Houston Transtar (houstontranstar.org) and the National Weather Service Houston/Galveston Forecast Office (weather.gov/houston).

--Monitor stream, bayou, and creek conditions - Rain may move repeatedly across the same area, causing a rise on creeks and bayous. Creeks and bayous may exceed their banks. Stay informed about conditions, and avoid traveling near creeks or bayous.

--Avoid traveling during periods of heavy rain. Rain can keep you from seeing the road ahead of you, and can result in dangerous accidents.

--Stay up to date with changing conditions by following the Office of Emergency Management on Nextdoor, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

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