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Office of Emergency Management


Flash Flood Warning for Northwestern Fort Bend County

Posted May 26, 2014 4:48:18 PM CDT
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The National Weather Service has issued a FLASH FLOOD WARNING for Fort Bend County, especially those areas in the NW areas of the County.  This warning is in effect until 6:15 PM

At 4:13 PM, Doppler Radar and Automated Rain Gauges indicated thunderstorms producing heavy rain from Fulshear to Katy to West of Jersey Village.  Two to four inches of rain have falled.  Flash flooding is expected to begin shortly.  Gauges at Buffalo Bayou and Highway 90 reported three inches of rain in one hour.

Some areas expected to experience flooding include:  Katy, Rosenberg, Richmond, Pecan Grove, Firethorne, Fulshear, Weston Lakes, Orchard, Cinco Ranch, and Mission Bend.

Precautionary / Preparedness Actions

Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of small creeks and streams...urban areas....and highways.....streets and underpasses as well as other drainage areas and low lying spots.

Heavy rains flood roads quickly so do not drive into areas where water covers the road.

DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO AREAS WHERE THE WATER COVERS THE ROADWAY.  The water depth may be too great to allow your car to cross safely.  Move to higher ground.

Turn Around, Don't Drown!

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