Harris County preparing for heavy rain


need right now reporting live
in Galveston Vincent crivella in Galveston Vincent crivella
KPRC Channel 2 news KPRC Channel 2 news
Vince. Thank you our team Vince. Thank you our team
coverage continues now with coverage continues now with
Cathy Hernandez, she is with Cathy Hernandez, she is with
local emergency management local emergency management
officials to see what they’re officials to see what they’re
doing to prepare. doing to prepare.
>>Cathy good morning.>>Cathy good morning.
>>Good morning right now>>Good morning right now
there’s a lot of uncertainty as there’s a lot of uncertainty as
to where that rain will fall to where that rain will fall
and how much and that’s why and how much and that’s why
right now they say it’s so right now they say it’s so
important to watch the forecast important to watch the forecast
very closely. very closely.
>>An alert for families in>>An alert for families in
southeast Texas, potential southeast Texas, potential
flooding on the way this will flooding on the way this will
behave very similar to a very behave very similar to a very
weak and disorganized tropical weak and disorganized tropical
storm so the main threat here storm so the main threat here
is going to be. is going to be.
>>Rainfall potentially a lot>>Rainfall potentially a lot
of rainfall and flooding. of rainfall and flooding.
>>Now is the time to think>>Now is the time to think
ahead isolated total you start ahead isolated total you start
getting up around 10 or 12 getting up around 10 or 12
inches. That’s what we would be inches. That’s what we would be
concerned especially about concerned especially about
phone a short period of time phone a short period of time
local agencies, including the local agencies, including the
Houston Fire Department have Houston Fire Department have
high water vehicles ready to go high water vehicles ready to go
city crews are putting out city crews are putting out
orange barricades today, orange barricades today,
your streets and underpasses your streets and underpasses
prone to flooding watch out of prone to flooding watch out of
the underpasses watch out of the underpasses watch out of
those feeder roads we can those feeder roads we can
typically see some high water typically see some high water
the city’s asking people to the city’s asking people to
clear ditches and storm drains clear ditches and storm drains
in their neighborhoods and in their neighborhoods and
secure items that might float secure items that might float
away inside if your home is away inside if your home is
flooded before take precautions flooded before take precautions
now make sure you have stuff up now make sure you have stuff up
off the ground but it is hard off the ground but it is hard
you can in your house, you can in your house,
especially the important especially the important
documents Ernie important documents Ernie important
furniture stuff like that. furniture stuff like that.
>>Just in case we potentially>>Just in case we potentially
have some structure flooding as have some structure flooding as
we go into Wednesday and we go into Wednesday and
Thursday. Thursday.
>>And the good thing just says>>And the good thing just says
that we haven’t received a lot that we haven’t received a lot
of rain since early July so the of rain since early July so the
ground can’t absorb some of the ground can’t absorb some of the
rain that we do receive also he rain that we do receive also he
says before you go to bed Park says before you go to bed Park
your car off the street just in your car off the street just in
case we do get some of those

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