Create an Account - Increase your productivity, customize your experience, and engage in information you care about.
HPD and City street crews are monitoring a number of high water and potential flooding locations around town.
In Elkins Lake, there is a tree down on Brookhollow that is being removed. Residents on Fremont Court or to the west or south of Fremont Court on Greenbriar will be affected by high water conditions. In Spring Lake Estates, homes all along the east side of the subdivision (eastern portions of Spring, Winter Way, and Autumn, and all along Summer Lane) will have to pass high water areas around dam or near the City water plant to leave.
If you need to leave and must pass through a high water area or cross a low lying road or intersection, it is best to think about doing so while there is still some daylight. Rain is expected overnight, but the National Weather Service office in Houston reported today they do not expect it to be as heavy as last night. However, ground saturation and runoff from rain over the last 24 hours may continue to increase flood and high water risks.
James Anderson, store manager for the HEB Pantry store at Sam Houston Avenue and Lake Road has released staff and closed the store for safety. "We want to ensure the safety of all of our partners and customers," Anderson said.
Lt. Jim Barnes of HPD and City Street Superintendent John Hereford urge caution on city streets and at low-lying intersections. Among others, the City continues to watch 11th Street at Highway 75 (CVS/Walgreens area), Sam Houston Avenue near Jack in the Box, and River Oaks, Broadmoor, and Brookhollow in Elkins Lake.
- If you feel you need to get to a shelter and cannot safely leave your area, call Walker County at 936-435-8035. As always, please call 911 for life-threatening emergencies only.
- Do not move barricades. Follow law enforcement instructions. Do not assume a roadway or intersection is safe because it is not barricaded, water conditions can change quickly.
- Use caution - Turn Around, Don't Drown!