|In response to the National Weather Service alert for severe weather, the Houston Fire Department is performing operational readiness with eight high-water rescue vehicles and 18 evacuation boats. Additional HFD assets are also being equipped through our Technical Rescue Team, as well as bringing in additional manpower.|
HFD reminds everyone that flash flooding can strike suddenly, catching drivers off guard. It is best to avoid making a journey by road unless absolutely necessary. If driving in such conditions is unavoidable, remember to “Turn Around Don’t Drown®” and avoid high water areas and use alternate routes.
Monitor official sources for current information: Harris County Flood Warning System (harriscountyfws.org), Houston TranStar (houstontranstar.org), and the National Weather Service Houston/Galveston Forecast Office (weather.gov/hgx).
HFD will be conducting a media availability today, June 23, 2020 at 4:30 p.m. at Fire Station 11 located at 460 T.C. Jester, 77008, with a demonstration on how rescue assets will be deployed.