Katy, Texas News (August 25, 2017) – Overnight, Harvey slammed ashore and has downgraded to a Category 1 hurricane. But that doesn’t mean Katy is out of the woods. Reduced wind speeds and persistent rain mean that we are still in for potentially disastrous flooding and possibly fast moving tornadoes.
POSTED: 9:00 AM.
UPDATED SAT 8/26, 7:00 AM
Weather stations reported up to 6″ of rain in the last 12 hours, with the Mayde Creek area at Greenhouse Road overflowing at its banks.
Water in this area will feed into the Barker/Addicks Reservoir, and it’s a possibility that roadways nearby could flood.
PRELIM Rainfall Reports for Katy area:
*Fort Bend County*
SSE Katy 4.47 in
SE Katy 3.41 in
Katy 1.0 NNE 3.62 in
NE Katy 2.68 in
E Katy 2.00 in
HOUSTON TEXANS are discussing playing next Thursday’s game against the Cowboys in Arlington.
DYNAMO & DASH games have been cancelled for the week.
HOUSTON COUGARS are practicing in Austin in preparation for the season.
UPDATED 9:30 PM
*Prelim High Wind Reports from NWS Houston*
SSW Katy 24 MPH
NE Fulshear 24 MPH
ENE Stafford 22 MPH
ENE Fulshear 21 MPH
NNW Pecan Grove 21 MPH
First Colony 20 MPH
SSE Katy 17 MPH
W Mission Bend 17 MPH
NW Richmond 17 MPH
SE Katy 16 MPH
N Pecan Grove 16 MPH
W Mission Bend 16 MPH
SE Katy 13 MPH
ENE Brookshire 32 MPH
W Katy 23 MPH
– Harris County –
NWS is showing “potentially devastating” flood threats and intense rainfall amounts as Harvey inches closer. If you haven’t already, please take last minute precautions for water, shelter, and food.
UPDATED 6:20 PM According to the National Weather Service, Hurricane Harvey is now classified as a Category 4.
WATER ? available at Brookshire Bros on Franz Rd. as of 6:30 pm.
UPDATED 12:15 PM
COLD PLAY CONCERT HAS OFFICIALLY BEEN POSTPONED – ANNOUNCED 12:00 Noon.
WATER PALLETS AT SHELL STATION – Shell Station at Avenue D and Franz has water pallets for $7.99 as of 10 AM
ALL YOUTH SPORTS POSTPONED- All KYF events and activities are cancelled due to the storms this weekend.
WATER AT HEB – Highland Knolls and Mason Rd. Possibly just restocked. (8:55 AM.)
KROGER 99 & MORTON RESTOCKING – A reader reported that Kroger at Morton and 99 is restocking water and other items that are out right now. (8:40 AM).
WATER AT TRADER JOE’S – LACENTERRA
A reader reported that there is water at Trader Joe’s, LaCenterra as of 8:20 AM.
THE LATEST UPDATE – FLASH FLOOD WATCHES
As Hurricane Harvey heads toward the Texas coast, the National Hurricane Center is warning Texans to be ready for “life threatening flash flooding”. Katy will not be impacted by surges because we have no coastal areas, but will need to be on alert for flash flooding. Katy could also experience heavy winds and rains. Flash flood watches are in effect possibly through Monday. Heavy rain is projected and the hurricane is reported to be “very close to reaching Category 3”.
WATER AT HEB AND SOUTH FRY
There was a lot of water stocked at HEB South Fry Road as of 6:30 AM. Lines already forming.
KATY ISD AND AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES CLOSED
All Katy ISD campuses and school facilities are closed today. According to a statement from the school district, “While Hurricane Harvey has yet to touch ground in the Katy area, the National Weather Services is predicting an extreme weather event. As such, we have chosen to err on the side of caution to ensure the safety and security of our students, families, staff and community.”
HUNKER DOWN KATY AND CHECK ON EACH OTHER
If you do not have to drive, stay put. Make sure you have water and rations for a few days. Don’t forget to check on your neighbors, seniors, and shut ins!
– Charge your phones now.
– Stay put during the storms.
– If you must drive, DO NOT drive through water.
– Never bypass road closure signs. The roads have been closed because of serious danger or flooding.
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