After nearly a year of flooding issues, Baytown woman says ceiling caved in at apartment complex and almost fell on her head
Vanessa Sylvester said she’s been dealing with flooding issues for nearly a year, but after having to dodge a soggy ceiling that almost fell on her head last week, she said she can’t take it anymore.
On 4th anniversary of Hurricane Harvey, Harris County Flood Control District says all flood-prone improvement projects have started
On the fourth anniversary of Hurricane Harvey, the Harris County Flood Control District announced that all projects that are part of a multi-billion-dollar post Harvey bond program have begun.
Michigan governor declares state of emergency over "extraordinary flooding"
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) declared a state of emergency Saturday over what she called "extraordinary flooding," which caused power outages, sewer backups and left dozens of drivers stranded.Driving the news: Flood watches were in place through Sunday, after up to 7 inches of rain fell in some parts of the state over the past few days, per the National Weather Service. Stay on top of the latest market trends and economic insights with Axios Markets. Subscribe for freeThe big picture: More than 47news.yahoo.com
23 local fire departments prepare for possible street flooding, severe weather
Houston Fire Department has everything from inflatable boats to high water rescue vehicles strategically stationed throughout the city, ready to go if needed. Some of the equipment was already put into good use in the Kingwood area after Monday evening storms.
Brookside Village residents say $295 million project could have stop community from flooding
BROOKSIDE VILLAGE, Texas – Sheryl Karolinski was out of town when Tropical Storm Beta struck her Brookside Village home and pushed an estimated three inches of water inside. City hall has served as the hub to push out supplies. With no assistance from the county, state, or federal level the people in Brookside largely have had to help themselves. In Brookside Village, they don’t want to lose anymore. “I believe there’s $295 million for the project to start widening the creek that goes through the city,” said Greg Thomas, a city councilperson.
Residents in Pearland cleaning up after flood damage
PEARLAND – The rain may be gone, but the water hasn’t quite receded in some Houston neighborhoods. The intersection of Longwood and Myrtlewood drives in Pearland looks like an island because it’s surrounded by water, which has started to recede. The back part of his home is surrounded by several feet of flood water from the Clear Creek. Stasny says he has flood insurance and he’s waiting on an inspector to look at the damage. Now, his family is cleaning up, removing the sheetrock and starting over on a home they just re-built.
WATCH: Floating fire ant pile spotted in League City flood waters caused by Beta
The City of League City shared a video on Twitter showing two fire ant colonies floating in Beta flood waters at Countryside Park. In the post, the city warns people that those piles are one of the many reasons walking through flood water can be dangerous. FLOATING ANT PILESThis is one of the reasons why you should avoid walking through flood water. Floating ant piles-like this one found at Countryside Park-can form and be very dangerous. Have you ever encountered one of these ant colonies on the move?
What’s in a name? City wants you to ‘Name that Drain’
HOUSTON – The Houston “Name that Drain” contest has been extended through October in order to give people a chance to participate. Look at all those drains (Check out the interactive map)! RELATED: Houston’s Adopt-A-Drain program falls short of expectationsIn order to participate in the contest, the participant must be 18 or older and the drain must be officially adopted in the Adopt-a-Drain database. The name may not contain lewd language, profanity or hate speech. According to the contest rules, the first place winner will be chosen by the city and will receive a “small blue tile plaque, as well as a tool bundle including a DeWalt power tools set … and drain maintenance tools donated by the Houston ToolBank.”Go online to learn more information about the contest or the Adopt-a-Drain project.
KPRC 2 reporters went to worst-affected parts of Houston area during TS Beta. Here’s what they saw
HOUSTON – Tropical Storm Beta drenched Houston Monday night and all day Tuesday, leaving several parts of the city underwater. The since downgraded Tropical Depression Beta continues to threaten the Houston-area with more rain Tuesday night. KPRC 2 reporters were stationed all around the city and collected stories from the worst-affected parts of town. Here’s what they saw:A closer look at the flooding in the Pearland areaTS Beta causes flooding in Pearland areaFlooded roads reported in north and northwest Harris County due to heavy rainBeta causes flooding in the Greenspoint areaHighway 288 and Houston’s SouthsideHouston activist and rapper, Trae Tha Truth, goes door-to-door to helpSeveral high-water rescues conducted in the Houston area due to flash floodingBuffalo Bayou flows over its banks due to rise in water levelsFlood water creeps into Friendswood-area homes
MAPPED: More than 100K gallons of wastewater spilled in 5 locations in Houston due to TS Beta, officials say
HOUSTON – Houston officials say more than 100,000 gallons of domestic wastewater have been spilled in five locations in Houston as of 6:30 p.m. Tuesday due to the “intense, sustained, rainfall of greater than 10 inches in the last 24 hours,” during Tropical Storm Beta. LIVE BLOG: Read the latest updates from the developing Tropical Depression Beta hereOfficials with Houston Public Works and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality are monitoring the situation. At present, officials say if you receive your water from the city of Houston, you do not need to boil your drinking water. Here’s a map of where the spills occurred:The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality requires the city to provide residents with the following information in event of a wastewater spill:
‘Your minivan is not magical’: Judge Lina Hidalgo urges people to continue to stay home
HOUSTON – Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo held a news conference Tuesday where she said the area is in for a longer period of severe weather. “Anytime between now and when the storm moves away ... we could see a new band of rain form that could cause flooding to structures,” Hidalgo said. “Any areas of flooding east of the reservoirs is due to high rain,” Hidalgo said. Your minivan is not magical, so stay off the roads right now and make sure you do so until the threat passes,” Hidalgo said. Hidalgo said people can go to ReadyHarris.org to get up-to-date information about weather, flood conditions, traffic, bayou levels and more.
LIST: Houston-area school, college schedule changes because of Beta
Humble ISD - Humble ISD schools and buildings are OPEN on Wednesday, Sept. 23, following Tropical Storm Beta. Klein Online students will continue to learn online and Klein On-Campus students will return to their campus. San Jacinto College - San Jacinto College will extend online learning and remote work for Wednesday, Sept. 23. Tomball ISD - Tomball ISD schools and facilities are open Wednesday, Sept. 23 and the district will operate on a normal schedule. Classes continue online.
Is Houston-area prepared for a major hurricane? A status update on projects seeking to mitigate impact
However, a project to protect Galveston Bay down to San Luis pass from storm surge is still in the planning stages. He and his colleagues have also recently proposed a plan to help mitigate storm surge in the bay. Storm surge removed or redistributed sand and dune areas along the entire beachfront on Galveston Island. Entergys response:ETI regularly inspects the transmission system and repairs and replaces components in order to keep the system in good working order. This enhanced the current transmission infrastructure with more modern and efficient technology to better serve the region.
Late Evening Storms on West Side
Katy, TX – A line of converging winds created strong storms late this evening which prompted Flood Advisories until 12:15am for western Harris County, Fort Bend County, Wharton County and Austin County. Total rainfall exceeded 2″ at Willow Fork Creek and Pederson Road in southern Waller County. In Harris County, South Mayde Creek at Morton Road had 1.76″ of rain in under an hour. All of Waller, Austin, Colorado, Ft Bend and inland Harris County are under a Flash Flood Watch until 6am, depicted below in green. Flash Flood Watch to 6amShortly before midnight, many of the showers in Harris County had fallen apart and the line of storms had begun to weaken, although thunderstorms continued.
UPDATE: Why we have to watch for flooding this weekend
This is an update to Monday’s blog as of Tuesday morning, as models have shifted heavier rain over Southeast Texas. I know you don’t want me bringing this up, but you’re going to start hearing about flood potential in Texas this weekend and I want you to know why. First, look at the jet streams which are way north and way south of Texas. This same model has shifted heavy into our region for Saturday Night into Sunday Morning. Stay weather aware as we continue toward the weekend!
At least five killed as flooding continues in South
Days of torrential rainfall have triggered flooding in the lower Mississippi Valley. Some rivers are expected to crest Saturday, adding to the trouble. At least three weather-related deaths have been reported and hundreds of rescues have taken place. David Begnaud reports from Bossier City, Louisiana.cbsnews.com