Weekend severe weather warning

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Posted 5/15/20

ReadyHarris has released the following severe weather warning: 

Severe Weather, Potential Flooding Expected Saturday: The Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management …

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Weekend severe weather warning

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ReadyHarris has released the following severe weather warning: 

Severe Weather, Potential Flooding Expected Saturday: The Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management (HCOHSEM) is monitoring potential severe weather beginning Saturday that could cause flooding in the region. The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Flash Flood Watch for Harris County from 4:00 a.m. Saturday through 7:00 p.m. Saturday evening.

According to the NWS, a complex of thunderstorms is expected to move from west to east across Harris County beginning Saturday morning through Saturday evening. Rainfall amounts of 2 to 4 inches with isolated totals of more than 6 inches are possible. Areas that experience heavy rainfall of more than 3 inches in a short period of time could see potential street flooding. Rises on area creeks and bayous may be possible.

STAY HOME
Stay home during severe weather, when possible.

DRIVE SAFE
If you must drive, stay safe:
NEVER drive into flooded roadways.
It only take 6 inches of moving water to move a vehicle.
Have lights and wipers on.
SLOW DOWN and allow extra braking distance.

IF THUNDER ROARS, GO INDOORS!
Postpone outdoor activities.
If you are outside during a thunderstorm, seek shelter immediately.
Go inside a building or covered structure.
Avoid trees and metal objects if shelter is not available.

BE INFORMED
Monitor the weather throughout the weekend.
Get updates from trusted sources such as: National Weather Service Houston-Galveston, Harris County Flood Control District, and ReadyHarris.

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