May 27, 2016 12:00:00 PM CDT
HARRIS COUNTY RESIDENTS URGED TO REPORT HOUSE FLOODING
A line of storms that hit north and northwest Harris County is overwhelming creeks in the Tomball, Cypress and Humble areas, and will be affecting other neighborhoods along the San Jacinto River in northeast Harris County in the next few days. There is high water on several rural roadways and major thoroughfares, and, as rainfall totals continue to rise the possibility of house flooding in those areas increases.
Spring Creek on the far northern Harris/Montgomery county boundary has received 11-12 inches of rain; Willow Creek in Tomball has received almost nine inches of rain; and Little Cypress Creek in Cypress has received 4-6 inches of rain in the past 24 hours. All three creeks are out of banks, and all three watersheds were hard hit in the Tax Day/April 2016 flood. Cypress Creek, which flooded in April, is not out of banks, but rain gages are reporting 3-4 inches of rain throughout the watershed, which is resulting in high water on the creek but no flooding conditions.
Affected Harris County residents are urged to report house flooding at www.readyharris.org/go/survey/1829/11787/ or by calling the Harris County Flood Control District’s phone bank at 713-684-4000.