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Historic Flooding Unfolding in Texas

27 Aug 2017, 12:25 am

We’re following a developing story of flash flooding occurring in the Houston, Texas area. There are a lot of moving parts to the story with frequent updates, so make sure you check in with our team of meteorologists on air on WeatherNation via the many platforms we offer (Dish, Direct, Sling, Roku, App, etc.)

Here’s what we know so far:

  • Rainfall rates of 1-4″ per hour (observed) and 4-6″ per hour (radar indicated) have hit the Houston area late Saturday night/early Sunday morning
  • Bands of tropical downpours (associated with Harvey) continue to move slowly across southeast Texas
  • A Flash Flood Emergency was issued for Houston
  • River levels were quickly rising early Sunday and forecast to reach major flood stage, even record levels by Sunday or Monday
  • Pictures on social media showed the many water rescues taking place

 

Heavy rain will continue for much of Texas and Louisiana for the next few days as Harvey lingers and delivers the threat of flash flooding.

We will update you as more information continues to filter in. If you hear/see of anything please drop us a note on our Twitter or Facebook pages and if you can safely do so provide any pictures and videos you can.

For WeatherNation, Meteorologist Steve Glazier

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