Tropical Storm Ian forms in Caribbean and is expected to impact Florida next week

Tropical Storm Ian forms in Caribbean and is expected to impact Florida next week

Ian currently poses no threat to Southeast Texas but it’s something those along the Gulf Coast are going to want to monitor closely. HOUSTON — Tropical Storm Ian now joins Tropical Storm Gaston, Tropical Storm Hermine and Hurricane Fiona.  Ian formed in the Caribbean Friday night as a minimal tropical storm moving northwest. It is forecasted to skirt by Jamaica Saturday and Sunday as a moderate tropical storm before hearing to the Cayman Islands where…

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Tropical Storm Ian forms in Caribbean

Tropical Storm Ian forms in Caribbean

Ian currently poses no threat to Southeast Texas but it’s something those along the Gulf Coast are going to want to monitor closely. HOUSTON — Hermine has formed, but not in the Caribbean. Tropical Depression #10 off the coast of Africa achieved tropical storm force winds ahead of Tropical Depression #9 in the Caribbean, therefore becoming Hermine. TD 9 will take on the name Ian after it strengthens. Tropical Depression #9 in the Caribbean is…

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Tropical Depression 9 forms, expected to make landfall as hurricane in South Florida next week

Tropical Depression 9 forms, expected to make landfall as hurricane in South Florida next week

Tropical Storm Hermine formed Friday afternoon off the coast of Africa. The next named storm will be Ian. HOUSTON — Hermine has formed, but not in the Caribbean. Tropical Depression #10 off the coast of Africa achieved tropical storm force winds ahead of Tropical Depression #9 in the Caribbean, therefore becoming Hermine. TD 9 will take on the name Ian after it strengthens. Tropical Depression #9 in the Caribbean is still battling wind shear which…

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American Red Cross expected to send hundreds to Puerto Rico amid Hurricane Fiona recovery

American Red Cross expected to send hundreds to Puerto Rico amid Hurricane Fiona recovery

Ashley Brown / Houston Public Media The American Red Cross has sent 200 volunteers to Puerto Rico in response to Hurricane Fiona. The American Red Cross sent 200 volunteers to Puerto Rico to aid in recovery efforts after Hurricane Fiona hit the island. American Red Cross Texas Gulf Coast CEO Charles Blake said his team is supporting the island’s government and operating shelters. “(We are also) conducting disaster assessments, and providing emergency relief supplies to…

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Tropical update: Tracking Hurricane Fiona, new tropical wave heading toward Caribbean

Tropical update: Tracking Hurricane Fiona, new tropical wave heading toward Caribbean

Invest 98L now has a 90% chance of development and could eventually threaten the Yucatan, Cuba and possibly the United States. HOUSTON — We are tracking four different spots out there, but that tropical wave east of the Caribbean with a 90% chance for development has our attention. This one has the potential to develop in the Caribbean Sea later this week. If it does indeed develop, it could eventually threaten the Yucatan, Cuba and…

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Scam alert: How to help hurricane victims without getting ripped off

Scam alert: How to help hurricane victims without getting ripped off

The images of the devastation in Puerto Rico are heartbreaking and there are ways you can help. But do your research before you donate. HOUSTON — The damage from Hurricane Fiona has devastated Puerto Rico with flooding and widespread power outages. Grassroots organizations on the island are taking donations to help those without electricity and running water. “We are still in the zone of danger and not out and about,” said Dr. Michelle Carlo, Medical Advisor for…

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BBB tips: How to help Hurricane Fiona victims and avoid getting scammed

BBB tips: How to help Hurricane Fiona victims and avoid getting scammed

The images of the devastation in Puerto Rico are heartbreaking and there are ways you can help. But do your research before you donate. HOUSTON — The damage from Hurricane Fiona has devastated Puerto Rico with flooding and widespread power outages. Grassroots organizations on the island are taking donations to help those without electricity and running water. “We are still in the zone of danger and not out and about,” said Dr. Michelle Carlo, Medical Advisor for…

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Tropical update: Tracking Hurricane Fiona and new tropical wave heading toward the Caribbean

Tropical update: Tracking Hurricane Fiona and new tropical wave heading toward the Caribbean

Invest 98L now has an 80% chance of development and could eventually threaten the Yucatan, Cuba and possibly even the United States. HOUSTON — We’re still near the peak of hurricane season, and the tropical Atlantic has gotten busy. We are currently tracking four different spots out there, but that tropical wave east of the Caribbean with an 80% chance for development has our attention. This one has the potential to develop in the Caribbean…

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Houston nonprofit taking donations for Puerto Rico in Hurricane Fiona relief effort

Houston nonprofit taking donations for Puerto Rico in Hurricane Fiona relief effort

The hurricane damaged the power grid leaving 1.3 million people without power. “The damages that we are seeing are catastrophic,” Gov. Pedro Pierluisi said. HOUSTON — A Houston nonprofit with volunteers on the ground in Puerto Rico is organizing a relief effort after Hurricane Fiona left the island with flooding and widespread power outages. “The damages that we are seeing are catastrophic,” Gov. Pedro Pierluisi said. On Monday afternoon at the North Houston warehouse of…

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Hurricane Fiona nears Dominican Republic after pounding Puerto Rico

Hurricane Fiona nears Dominican Republic after pounding Puerto Rico

HAVANA (AP) — Hurricane Fiona bore down on the Dominican Republic Monday after knocking out the power grid and unleashing floods and landslides in Puerto Rico, where the governor said the damage was “catastrophic.” No deaths have been reported, but authorities in the U.S. territory said it was too early to estimate the damage from a storm that was still forecast to unleash torrential rain across Puerto Rico on Monday. Up to 30 inches (76…

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Houston's Puerto Rican community worried as Hurricane Fiona devastates the island

Houston's Puerto Rican community worried as Hurricane Fiona devastates the island

It’s a tight-knit community. Some Puerto Ricans from Houston are on the island to help in the relief effort. HOUSTON — Houston is home to a large population of Puerto Rican people, many of whom still have family on the island as it’s being devastated by Hurricane Fiona. It’s a tight-knit community. Some Puerto Ricans from Houston are on the island to help in the relief effort. One couple who owns a local business here…

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Houston Forecast: Storms prompt flood advisory in NE Houston until 6 p.m.

Houston Forecast: Storms prompt flood advisory in NE Houston until 6 p.m.

HOUSTON — The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Advisory in northeast Houston until 6 p.m. on Saturday. This weekend for the most part looks tranquil. Today is similar to yesterday, we top off in the low 90s but for lots of us it’ll feel like the low triple digits with the humidity. We’ll see cloud cover building this afternoon and 40% of the viewing area is likely to see a passing shower. For…

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One week until the peak of hurricane season: Here's what we're watching

One week until the peak of hurricane season: Here's what we're watching

After a quiet hurricane season to date, conditions are becoming more active in the Atlantic. HOUSTON — After a quiet start to the hurricane season, conditions are becoming more active in the Atlantic. The big question is: Will anything reach Texas? After a stretch of 60 days where the Atlantic went without producing a single named system (longest stretch in 23 years), conditions are becoming more active. RELATED: Houston Forecast: Our Sunday rain chances are…

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Labor Day weekend forecast: Localized flooding main concern as rain chances remain high

Labor Day weekend forecast: Localized flooding main concern as rain chances remain high

Localized street flooding is the main concern for the weekend and Labor Day. HOUSTON — We hate to rain on your parade, but Labor Day weekend is looking pretty wet as rain chances continue to remain high across the Houston area. It’s not expected to be a complete washout Labor Day weekend, but rain chances will be elevated on Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Rain totals in spots could top 2 to 4 inches, and it…

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Labor Day weekend forecast: Localized street flooding main concern

Labor Day weekend forecast: Localized street flooding main concern

Rain totals in spots could top 2 to 4 inches, and it won’t be just Southeast Texas getting showers. HOUSTON — We hate to rain on your parade, but Labor Day weekend is looking pretty wet as rain chances continue to remain high across the Houston area. It’s not expected to be a complete washout Labor Day weekend, but rain chances will be elevated on Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Rain totals in spots could top…

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Which Houston neighborhoods have the most flooding and drainage complaints?

Which Houston neighborhoods have the most flooding and drainage complaints?

KHOU 11 Investigates analyzed more than 4,000 311 calls this year to find the hot spots for high-water issues. HOUSTON — With all the recent rain and an expected washout this Labor Day weekend, some neighborhoods continue to light up the City of Houston’s 311 helpline with flooding and drainage complaints. KHOU 11 Investigates analyzed 4,418 311 calls this year to find the hot spots for high-water issues. The Westbury neighborhood in southwest Houston is…

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August in Houston concludes with milder weather, no named tropical storms entire month

August in Houston concludes with milder weather, no named tropical storms entire month

The downtown Houston skyline. August 2022 was an anomaly in the Houston area, with milder than usual temperatures and no named tropical storms for the region to worry about. This August was the mildest August in 30 years, according to Eric Berger with Space City Weather. August was one and three degrees cooler than June and July, respectively. “It did feel better because we had lots of clouds and rain and that kept the daytime…

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Houston residents, former mayor reflect on Hurricane Katrina response 17 years later

Houston residents, former mayor reflect on Hurricane Katrina response 17 years later

More than 200,000 evacuees came to Houston shortly before and immediately after the storm and thousands chose to make the city their permanent home. HOUSTON — The music stopped 17 years ago this week. Hurricane Katrina brought devastation and death to New Orleans. More than 1,800 people died. Hundreds of thousands of evacuees sought refuge in Houston in the aftermath and many of them decided to make the city their permanent home. Their addition would…

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Up to 50% of residential flooding during Hurricane Harvey caused by climate change, study says

Up to 50% of residential flooding during Hurricane Harvey caused by climate change, study says

Hurricane Harvey wrought enormous destruction across the Gulf Coast when it made landfall five years ago, and no place was hit worse than Houston, where the storm dropped an estimated one trillion gallons of water and caused more than 35 flood-related deaths. Harvey marked the largest rain event in U.S. history, and it obviously would have caused a great deal of damage to the city no matter what. However, new research published last week in…

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Range of literary works examine Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath

Range of literary works examine Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath

Federal Emergency Management Agency, FEMA This file photo shows first responders conducting a rescue in the Houston area during the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, in the late summer of 2017. Every year, when late August rolls around, Kevin M. Fitzpatrick reflects on Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath. And his memories remain vivid and intense, even though he was not directly impacted and was not on the Texas Gulf Coast when the powerful storm made landfall…

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Houston forecast: Flash Flood Warning issued for portion of Galveston County until 4:30 p.m.

Houston forecast: Flash Flood Warning issued for portion of Galveston County until 4:30 p.m.

Less coverage and accumulation today. HOUSTON — Scattered showers are popping up across the Houston area, dropping at least an inch of rain in some areas.  Active weather alerts A Flash Flood Warning has been issued for a portion of Galveston County until 4:30 p.m. Get ready for a typical summer weekend! Hot and humid with scattered rain chances in the afternoon, much like what our Friday is featuring. In between the storms, temperatures will…

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Dallas-area flooding estimated to cost up to $6 billion in damages

Dallas-area flooding estimated to cost up to $6 billion in damages

News // Houston & Texas Damages from Dallas’ Monday flooding could make the storm one of the most costly to hit Texas in several decades. Michael Murney, Chron Aug. 25, 2022 Fire truck driving through a traffic light on a rainy day in Irving, TX. On Sunday night the Dallas-Fort Worth area saw flash flooding caused by more than nine inches of rainfall across the metro. (Photo by: HUM Images/Universal Images Group via Getty Images) HUM Images/HUM…

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Hurricane Harvey hit 5 years ago. Here's a look back and where we are now

Hurricane Harvey hit 5 years ago. Here's a look back and where we are now

It’s been five years since the remnants of Hurricane Harvey hit Houston, dumping feet of rain on the city and causing widespread flooding. Though progress has been made in those years, some of the damage still remains. If you lived in Houston in Aug. 2017, you probably remember where you were when Harvey rolled in. It made landfall in Rockport two days before it crept up to Houston and hovered over the city. By the…

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Hurricane Harvey: Five years after the flood

Hurricane Harvey: Five years after the flood

It’s been five years since the remnants of Hurricane Harvey hit Houston, dumping feet of rain on the city and causing widespread flooding. Though progress has been made in those years, some of the damage still remains. If you lived in Houston in Aug. 2017, you probably remember where you were when Harvey rolled in. It made landfall in Rockport two days before it crept up to Houston and hovered over the city. By the…

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Hurricane Harvey, 5 years later: How Houston friends and neighbors responded in the face of tragedy

Hurricane Harvey, 5 years later: How Houston friends and neighbors responded in the face of tragedy

News // Houston & Texas People from Houston and around the country offered assistance during Hurricane Harvey. Brianna Griff, Chron Aug. 25, 2022Updated: Aug. 25, 2022 1:03 p.m. Glenda Montelongeo, Richard Martinez and his two sons are helped out of a boat after being rescued near Tidwell Road and Toll Road 8 in Houston, TX on Tuesday, Aug 29, 2017. The Washington Post/The Washington Post via Getty Im When Hurricane Harvey made landfall on August 25, 2017,…

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Girl who gave toys to kids hit by Hurricane Harvey is still giving: Texans Helping Texans

Girl who gave toys to kids hit by Hurricane Harvey is still giving: Texans Helping Texans

Five years ago, Lily, who was 8 years old at the time, was handing out toys she had collected for those in her community who lost everything. HOUSTON — One of the people who reached out to help victims of Hurricane Harvey was a little girl who made it her mission to help kids who lost everything. Five years later, she’s still giving back to her community. “We have all our stuffed animals,” said 13-year-old…

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Why was flooding during Harvey so bad?

Why was flooding during Harvey so bad?

One spot in Nederland recorded over 60 inches of rainfall. That is a record for the United States. HOUSTON — Why was flooding during Harvey so bad? A lot of rain fell in the Houston area during Hurricane Harvey. One spot in Nederland recorded over 60 inches of rainfall. That is a record for the United States.  A study in the journal Nature looked at why. Study finds Houston buildings increased rainfall It looked at…

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Here's how the North Texas flooding rain actually helped the Houston area

Here's how the North Texas flooding rain actually helped the Houston area

Even with all the rain falling in North Texas, their lakes are still below normal levels. As it turns out, the Houston area is actually benefitting from the storms. HOUSTON — Neighborhoods in North Texas are slowly starting to recover after the deadly storms that caused massive flooding. The storms dumped more than a foot of rain, sparking flash flooding and hundreds of water rescues. But, even with all the rain falling there, North Texas…

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Thanks, Dallas. Here's how the North Texas flooding rain helped the Houston area

Thanks, Dallas. Here's how the North Texas flooding rain helped the Houston area

Even with all the rain falling in North Texas, their lakes are still below normal levels. As it turns out, the Houston area is actually benefitting from the storms. HOUSTON — Neighborhoods in North Texas are slowly starting to recover after the deadly storms that caused massive flooding. The storms dumped more than a foot of rain, sparking flash flooding and hundreds of water rescues. But, even with all the rain falling there, North Texas…

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Flash Flood Warning for parts of the Greater Houston area expires

Flash Flood Warning for parts of the Greater Houston area expires

HOUSTON — A Flash Flood Warning for Fort Bend, Brazoria, Wharton and Matagorda counties expired at noon after a group of heavy rains moved the communities southwest and south of the Houston metro area. A stalled frontal boundary will act as a focal point for developing storms with heavy, tropical downpours over the next two days. On average we should pick up 0.5 to 1.5 inches of rain. We will see the chance for these…

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Flash Flood Warning for parts of the Greater Houston area

Flash Flood Warning for parts of the Greater Houston area

HOUSTON — A Flash Flood Warning was issued for Fort Bend, Brazoria, Wharton and Matagorda counties until 11:45 a.m. Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing heavy rain across the warned area. Between 3 and 4 inches of rain have fallen. The expected rainfall rate is 1 inch in 3 hours. Flash flooding is ongoing or expected to begin shortly. A stalled frontal boundary will act as a focal point for developing storms with heavy, tropical downpours…

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Scattered downpours continue across the Houston area | Flash Flood Warning for Fort Bend, Brazoria, Austin, Colorado counties

Scattered downpours continue across the Houston area | Flash Flood Warning for Fort Bend, Brazoria, Austin, Colorado counties

HOUSTON — A Flash Flood Warning was issued for Fort Bend and Brazoria County until 11:45 a.m. Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing heavy rain across the warned area. Between 3 and 4 inches of rain have fallen. The expected rainfall rate is 1 inch in 3 hours. Flash flooding is ongoing or expected to begin shortly. There is a Flash Flood Warning for parts of Austin and Colorado counties until 11:15 a.m. A stalled frontal…

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Scattered downpours continue across the Houston area | Flash Flood Warning for Austin, Colorado counties

Scattered downpours continue across the Houston area | Flash Flood Warning for Austin, Colorado counties

HOUSTON — There is a Flash Flood Warning for Austin and Colorado counties until 9:15 a.m. A stalled frontal boundary will act as a focal point for developing storms with heavy, tropical downpours over the next two days. On average we should pick up 0.5″ to 1.5″ of rain. We will see the chance for these downpours through the early evening.  There is the threat of these storms producing flooding especially if they track slowly…

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Katy-area neighborhood residents doubt Clay Road will stop flooding after expansion

Katy-area neighborhood residents doubt Clay Road will stop flooding after expansion

LakeHouse subdivision residents said they can’t leave their neighborhood when it rains. Local leaders said they’re doing what they can to make sure they can. WALLER COUNTY, Texas — Residents of the LakeHouse subdivision just outside Katy said they’re worried because, thanks to new construction on the one road leading in and out of their neighborhood, they get flooded in when it rains. RELATED: ‘It floods when the rains come’ | Katy-area residents say they’re…

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Concerns over Clay Road flooding remain among residents in Katy-area subdivision

Concerns over Clay Road flooding remain among residents in Katy-area subdivision

LakeHouse subdivision residents said they can’t leave their neighborhood when it rains. Local leaders said they’re doing what they can to make sure they can. WALLER COUNTY, Texas — Residents of the LakeHouse subdivision just outside Katy said they’re worried because, thanks to new construction on the one road leading in and out of their neighborhood, they get flooded in when it rains. RELATED: ‘It floods when the rains come’ | Katy-area residents say they’re…

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Texans Helping Texans: Girl who helped other kids in Hurricane Harvey still giving back to her community

Texans Helping Texans: Girl who helped other kids in Hurricane Harvey still giving back to her community

Five years ago, Lily, who was 8 years old at the time, was handing out toys she had collected for those in her community who lost everything. HOUSTON — One of the people who reached out to help victims of Hurricane Harvey was a little girl who made it her mission to help kids who lost everything. Five years later, she’s still giving back to her community. “We have all our stuffed animals,” said 13-year-old…

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‘State of disaster’ declared for Dallas County after heavy rainfall causes extensive flooding

‘State of disaster’ declared for Dallas County after heavy rainfall causes extensive flooding

Whitewater roared across the spillway at White Rock dam after heavy rainfall late Sunday and Monday. Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins declared a state of disaster late Monday afternoon after torrential rainfall flooded homes in Balch Springs and Dallas, stranded dozens of motorists on streets and highways that looked more like canals and delayed air traffic at local airports. “Based on preliminary damage assessments, I am declaring a state of disaster in Dallas County and…

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Heavy rains cause historic, deadly flooding in Texas leading to high-water rescues

Heavy rains cause historic, deadly flooding in Texas leading to high-water rescues

A woman, who works as an Uber driver, was killed in Mesquite when flash flooding swept her car off the Scyene Road bridge on Monday. HOUSTON — While the rain hasn’t caused too much of a problem here in Houston, it’s a different story for the rest of the state. Gov. Greg Abbott canceled his visit to Spring Tuesday to address the flash flooding in Dallas. An emergency response briefing is set to start there…

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Home buyouts have cut in half since Hurricane Harvey, despite expert opinions to buyout more homes

5 years after Hurricane Harvey, the last of the Forest Cove Townhomes were demolished this summer. Listen To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: <iframe src=”https://embed.hpm.io/431405/430870″ style=”height: 115px; width: 100%;”></iframe> On a hot day in July, a small audience of cars appeared camped out across the street from a demolition site. Local residents were there to bear witness to a highly anticipated event in South Kingwood: the last of…

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TIMELINE: Flood Watch issued for northern Houston-area counties until Tuesday night

TIMELINE: Flood Watch issued for northern Houston-area counties until Tuesday night

The KHOU 11 Weather Team said the heaviest rain is expected Tuesday morning and it could impact the morning commute. HOUSTON — Another round of heavy rain is expected across the Houston area early Tuesday morning. The heaviest of the rain and greatest flooding potential will likely come during the Tuesday morning commute and could potentially last into the early afternoon. Active weather alerts A Flood Watch is in effect for Washington, Grimes, Walker, San…

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TIMELINE: Flood Watch issued for northern counties until Tuesday evening

TIMELINE: Flood Watch issued for northern counties until Tuesday evening

The KHOU 11 Weather Team said the heaviest rain is expected early Tuesday, which could impact your morning commute. HOUSTON — Another round of heavy rain is possible across the Houston area early Tuesday morning. The heaviest of the rain and greatest flooding potential will likely come during the Tuesday morning commute and could potentially last into the early afternoon. Active weather alerts Flood watch issued for Washington, Grimes, Walker, San Jacinto, Montgomery and Polk…

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'It floods when the rains come' | Katy-area residents say they're trapped in their neighborhood when it rains

'It floods when the rains come' | Katy-area residents say they're trapped in their neighborhood when it rains

Residents say they’re concerned they can’t get in or out of their neighborhood when it rains. WALLER COUNTY, Texas — The incoming rain won’t be severe, but it’s enough to worry residents in a fairly new subdivision in the Katy area. They said the street to the neighborhood floods every time it rains, leaving them stranded.  The residents believe the problem started when they began the construction of Clay Road. This two-lane road has the…

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Flooding possible this week as rain remains in Houston’s forecast

Flooding possible this week as rain remains in Houston’s forecast

Camilo Hannibal Smith / Houston Public Media Rain falls on Texas State Highway 288 near Interstate 59, on Sept. 13, 2021, ahead of Hurricane Nicholas’ landfall. Rain is expected to fall on Houston throughout this week, bringing an end to the prolonged drought conditions that have plagued much of the state. That also means flooding could be on the horizon. Sean Luchs, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Houston, said Monday that localized…

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Why could this year’s quiet Atlantic hurricane season soon change?

Why could this year’s quiet Atlantic hurricane season soon change?

So far things have been quiet in the Atlantic basin, but it could ramp up. HOUSTON — Heading into this hurricane season experts predicted there would be above-average activity. And even though it has been quiet just a couple of weeks ago the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and Colorado State University were still saying we should expect an above-normal hurricane season in the Atlantic. If that prediction holds true it would be the seventh…

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Rain offering relief for firefighters battling Texas wildfires

Rain offering relief for firefighters battling Texas wildfires

Fire conditions have improved so much that the Harris County Fire Marshall hopes to lift the burn ban Tuesday. HARRIS COUNTY, Texas — With rain in the forecast nearly all week, firefighters are crossing their fingers for more relief from the extreme fire danger Texas has faced all summer. “Ask and you shall receive, everybody’s been praying for rain,” said Rachel Davila, a spokesperson for the Texas Forestry Service. Those prayers were answered. After a…

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Former Harris County leaders reflect five years after Hurricane Harvey

Former Harris County leaders reflect five years after Hurricane Harvey

After Hurricane Harvey hit the Texas coast in August 2017, the storm stalled over Houston and dumped as much as 60 inches of rain on some parts of the region. Hurricane Harvey goes down in the record books as the most significant rain event in Harris County history. Houses and buildings were destroyed and the reservoirs overflowed. Highways flooded and about 30% of Harris County was covered in water. Five years later as the area…

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