Author: David Reimer

8/27 3:30AM Flash Flood Situation Overview; Heavy Rain Moving Back into Houston

Harvey is stationary this morning across eastern sections of South-Central Texas. The majority of precipitation associated with Harvey is located to the east and north of the center of circulation. Most of Harris County received 15 inches of rain in a 3 hour period earlier this morning and late last evening. They had a relative break from the precipitation from 130 to 3 AM, but that break has come to an end. Heavy rain has filled in/developed to the┬ásouth of Houston – between two intense bands of thunderstorms. This heavy rain is moving north and will impact Houston within the hour. Additional rainfall amounts of 2 to 4 inches an hour are expected. There has been a small reduction in street flooding in parts of Houston during the lull in the rain, but that will quickly reverse as heavy rains move back in. A Flash Flood Emergency Catastrophic Life-Threatening Is In Effect for all of Houston, Harris County, and surrounding counties through at least 6:30 AM. We’ve been neglecting flooding issues outside of Houston simply because of the severity of Houston’s issues, but there is a significant flooding event ongoing across Bastrop and Caldwell counties this morning in Central Texas. Over a foot of rain has fallen in some parts of those counties and several areas are flooding. Rain will continue into the daylight hours and an additional 4...

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8/27 1245AM: Historic Flash Flood Emergency Underway across Houston Metro

A historical flash flood event is underway in the Houston Metro this morning where several creeks have exceeded their Allison-level flooding. Widespread heavy rainfall of 2 to 5 inches per hour will continue across parts of Galveston, Fort Bend, Brazoria, and Harris counties through at least 2 to 3 AM – perhaps longer. Jeff Lindner reports South Houston has received 13.48 inches of rain in the last 3 hours. Numerous homes are likely flooding near some creeks that are experiencing major flooding (see the Harris Flood Control District or our Twitter account for further info). If flood waters approach...

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FLASH FLOOD EMERGENCY for Harris County and Surrounding Communities!!

A life-threatening potentially catastrophic flood situation is underway across portions of Harris, Brazoria, Fort Bend, Brazoria, and Galveston Counties. This is a FLASH FLOOD EMERGENCY. Rainfall totals over the last hour are now over six inches in parts of Harris County – comparable to what you might see in a 500-year flood according to Jeff Linder – Meteorologist with the Harris County Flood Control District. This is an exceptionally serious situation. Media reports indicate one person has already lost their life in Houston due to flooding tonight. An additional 10-15 inches of rain may fall by sunrise in these...

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Tornado Warnings continue in Northwest Houston Metro

Tornado Warning for southern Grimes, northeastern Washington, southwestern Montgomery, northeastern Waller, northwestern Harris counties in Southeast Texas until 545PM. Cities included are Tomball, Pinehurst, Magnolia, Stagecoach, Todd Mission, Cypress, Plantersville, Dobbin and Dacus.Two severe thunderstorms capable of producing tornadoes are moving northwest int he warned area. The first possible tornado is 4 miles west of Todd Mission. Second possible tornado is located just west of Tomball and will pass just west of Magnolia. This area has proven favorable for tornado development over the last hour with a large tornado that impacted Cypress at about 4 PM. The threat for...

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Multi-Day Devastating Flood Event Only Beginning; Ramps Up in SE TX Tonight!

The center of Harvey is located about 25 miles west of Victoria early this afternoon. Forward momentum has slowed to a crawling 2 MPH – and we expect that general ‘stalling’ motion to continue for the next four to five days. High winds continue in proximity to Harvey, but the possibility of widespread damaging winds is lessening. It’ll continue to be quite windy this afternoon across South-Central Texas and into the Coastal Plains. The lessening of the wind threat marks a decrease in one threat from Harvey – but the second and most significant threat has only begun. Now...

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