Houston OEM Continues to Monitor Severe Weather

The City of Houston Office of Emergency Management (OEM) continues to monitor the potential for severe weather, including street flooding, through Mother's Day Weekend.

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A Flash Flood Watch remains in effect until 7 p.m. Saturday. While there is a relative break in rainfall and thunderstorm activity for most of today, we are expecting another round of storms Saturday along the coast. This additional rainfall could cause flooding again.

CenterPoint Energy crews have been responding around-the-clock to Houston area weather-related outages. Customers can sign up to get power alerts, view power outages & restoration updates, view safety tips & more on the company's website: http://ora.cl/ES0Wu

Now is the time to register for emergency notifications: visit www.alerthouston.org to sign up for AlertHouston, which provides geo-targeted alerts to residents via email, text, phone call, and/or mobile app push notification.

The American Red Cross Houston currently has four shelters open in Harris County:

  • Greater Saint Matthew Church, 7701 Jutland Rd., Houston, TX 77033
  • Kingwood First Baptist, 3500 Woodland Hills Dr., Kingwood, TX 77339
  • Saint Thomas More Catholic Church, 10330 Hillcroft St., Houston, TX 77096
  • Bull Sallas Park Friendship Center, 21675 McCleskey Rd., New Caney, TX 77357

More information about local shelters can be found here: https://rdcrss.org/2Ha1MeG

OEM also encourages citizens who may need additional assistance responding to emergency conditions to register for the State of Texas Emergency Assistance Registry (STEAR). Register you or a loved one today: visit http://www.TexasSTEAR.org  or call 2-1-1.

Houston residents are reminded to:

  • Turn Around, Don’t Drown.® – Do not drive through flooded areas.  If you come upon a flooded roadway, do not enter it. turn around. If you find yourself in a dangerous situation where your vehicle is taking on water, get out, get to a higher place and call 911.
  • Monitor official sources for current conditions, such as:
  • Monitor stream, bayou, and creek conditions – Rain may move repeatedly across the same area, causing a rise on creeks and bayous. Creeks and bayous may exceed their banks. Stay informed about conditions, and avoid traveling near creeks or bayous.
  • Avoid traveling during periods of heavy rain.  Rain can keep you from seeing the road ahead of you, and can result in dangerous accidents.

Stay up to date with changing conditions by following the Office of Emergency Management on NextdoorTwitter, Facebook, and Instagram.