Tropical Storm Hanna Bringing Heavy Rainfall Potential
What is the danger?
Tropical Storm Hanna continues to move toward a landfall south of Corpus Christi, Texas by early Saturday afternoon.
Impacts to Harris County residents will include 1’3” of widespread rainfall. Isolated areas may see more creating temporary rises in streams and bayous as well as localized street flooding. Much of the rainfall is expected to occur at night when visibility, especially on roadways, is poor.
A Tropical Storm Watch for coastal Harris County has been cancelled. Coastal residents could see higher than normal tides and wind gusts.
What you should do:
The best plan is to stay at home, if possible. Otherwise, residents should consult roadway conditions at www.houstontranstar.org before heading out in heavy rainfall conditions.
- If you must travel never drive into high water and use extreme caution at underpasses and low-lying areas where water accumulates.
- Always remember to Turn Around, Don’t Drown! DO NOT DRIVE through high water and DO NOT DRIVE AROUND BARRICADES.
- Just two feet of water can sweep your vehicle away.
- Check driving conditions before getting on roadways at Houston TranStar: www.houstontranstar.org.
- View live rainfall rates and bayou conditions on the Harris County Flood Warning System Website: www.harriscountyfws.org.
- Get updates from trusted sources such as: National Weather Service Houston-Galveston, Harris County Flood Control District, and ReadyHarris.
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Where you can learn more:
- Traffic Conditions: Houston TranStar
- Tropical Weather: NOAA National Hurricane Center
- Local Forecast: NWS Forecast Office Houston/Galveston, TX