Harvey, the storm that struck the Texas coast as a Major Hurricane on August 25, and continues to dump unimaginable rains over the Lone Star State today as a Tropical Storm, continues to bring life-threatening, catastrophic conditions
“Houston Residents should stay off the roads, ” says Michael Walter of the Houston Emergency Management Office. A Flash Flood Emergency is in effect for the entire Houston metro area; some parts of the city are seeing rainfall rates in excess of 5″/hour. Many roads and underpasses are under water. The National Weather Service issued a “Particularly Dangerous Situation” notice due to massive flooding around and north of Houston’s Hobby Airport. Travel is lethal if not impossible due to exceptional rain rates and rapidly rising flood waters. “This is an extremely dangerous and life-threatening situation. Do not travel unless you are fleeing an area subject to flooding or under an evacuation order,” advises the Houston office of the National Weather Service.
Numerous flood advisories will be up for Texas as Harvey spins about for the next several days.
Unlike other tropical cyclones, it appears Harvey will stall over Texas for a very long period. Heavy flooding rains should persist through at least Wednesday, creating epic flooding conditions for many.