Katy, TX News (August 27, 2017) – Here are a few important advisories, alerts and notes from Harris County.
HIGH WATER LOCATIONS
There are over 177 high water locations across Harris County on Houston Transtar. Click link for more info.
Check out their Flood Warning System to see what we see. Click “channel status” on the left and you will see that most of our bayous and creeks are RED and out of bank.
Red= out of banks
Yellow= near top of bank
TURN AROUND DON’T DROWN – SAUMS ROAD RESCUE
You can get swept away in as little as six inches so it’s not worth driving through.
Here is a rescue that took place last night at Saums Rd. Driving to your drowning is one of the most common ways flood deaths occur. It’s not worth it. Stay put!
USE 911 ONLY FOR EMERGENCIES
First responders are being dispatched to over 1,000 (and growing) rescues at this time. Some water inside is better than being outside. So, please stay put. If water is rising to Stay safe, this is seriously nothing to joke with!
DO NOT GO INSIDE ATTIC- GO ON YOUR ROOF
Please heed to the advice emergency officials. It’s devastating sitting in this emergency operations center listening to the thousands of calls coming in to get rescued. DO NOT attempt to leave, just stay put. TRUST US you wont get very far. More rescue boats are coming but the list is long. DO NOT go into attics, you will get TRAPPED! Get on roofs. As soon as day breaks it will be easier to rescue you!
If waters are rising and it’s absolutely necessary, please go onto your roof. We will get to as soon as we can. DO NOT GO IN YOUR ATTIC.
IF WATER IS IN YOUR HOME
We understand water is in homes, but only call 911 with life-threatening emergencies. Our 911 call center is inundated with requests, not allowing true emergencies to get thru. If you are dialing and it is a true emergency, STAY ON THE LINE. A dispatcher will get to you ASAP.DO NOT LEAVE YOUR HOME. Stay put.
Harris County Flood Control District 713-684-4000
Red Cross Houston 713-526-8300