Heavy Houston Rains Spark Flash Flooding

You may still find pockets of high water as you start your morning commute today. Heavy rain moved through the area Tuesday evening, dumping up to ten inches of rain on some parts of town.

"The people can expect in the hardest-hit areas - especially in Kingwood and maybe a little bit in Meyerland - to find some high water on roadways even in the morning commute. So people should be very careful as they venture out."

Francisco Sanchez, Deputy Emergency Management Coordinator with the Harris County Office of Emergency Management, says areas around Kingwood to the north - and Sugar Land in the south - were subjected to the heaviest bouts of rain. One motorist in Sugar Land tells our TV partner KPRC Channel-2 he decided to ride the storm out...

"I just pulled over; I thought better to be safe than sorry, because if I stall out I'd probably be in a lot more trouble. So I've just been waiting here a couple hours."

Sanchez says this is just the start of a wet week...

"The storms tonight (Tuesday) were really a reminder and a preview of what heavy rains look like. And people should be aware and informed leading into the weekend.

Sanchez says they're keeping a close eye on both the east and west forks of the San Jacinto River. The same is true for the Brazos River in Fort Bend County, where Judge KP George has already issued a disaster declaration.

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