West U Area Under Flash Flood Watch Again

July 13, 2012

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for the West U area until 1 p.m.

This is the third day in a row that the West U area has been under a flash flood watch.

A flood advisory has also been issued until 12 p.m. for parts of Harris County.

In the past 24 hours, West U has received .96 inches of rainfall, according to a monitoring station at Brays Bayou and Stella Link Road.

Grounds are becoming increasingly saturated from the past several days of rainfall and are more susceptible to flash flooding, forecasters said.

A flash flood watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding.

Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation and residents are urged to monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should flash flood warnings be issued.

Motorists are warned to not drive into areas where the water covers the roadway. The water depth may be too great to allow cars to cross safely.

InstantNewsWestu Staff

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