HOUSTON – Like or not, flooding is a reality that many in Houston have to face far more often than anyone would expect. When it happens, it can be tricky to find reliable sources of real-time information so that you can make decisions.
There’s also several other websites we have bookmarked at KPRC2 to check on a regular basis whenever the weather turns dangerous. So, here’s a list of those trusted websites and the social media accounts for these agencies.
Harris County Flood Warning System
This website is basically a one-stop shop for flooding information. It has everything from current rainfall amounts to bayou levels to inundation maps. It’s maintained by the Harris County Flood Control District. There’s more information about that agency below.
Harris County Flood Control District
This is a great resource to find out which watershed you live in, and that information will come in real handy when flooding happens. You’ll hear officials talk about watersheds by specific names a lot.
When it comes to knowing what the roads around Houston are like during nasty weather, Houston TranStar is a great place to start. In addition to near real-time traffic conditions, this site lists high-water locations around the city. That will come in real handy when you have to find a different route to your destination.
This site is very useful when it comes to preparing for a disaster. You can sign up for emails that you’ll get whenever there’s an emergency situation or dangerous weather.
National Weather Service
This agency is responsible for issuing all the weather-related advisories, watches and warnings that you’ll hear about during a severe weather event.