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FLOOD WARNING ISSUED

AlertMCTX:

Flood Warning issued January 26 at 9:55AM CST until January 30 at 8:00AM CST by NWS Houston/Galveston TX
Alert: …The Flood Warning continues for the following rivers in Texas…

East Fork San Jacinto near New Caney affecting Harris, Montgomery
and Liberty Counties.

East Fork San Jacinto at Cleveland affecting San Jacinto, Harris,
Montgomery and Liberty Counties.

San Jacinto River near Sheldon affecting Harris County.

West Fork San Jacinto near Conroe affecting Montgomery County.

Lake Creek at Sendera Ranch Road affecting Montgomery County.

West Fork San Jacinto near Humble affecting Harris and Montgomery
Counties.

…The Flood Warning is extended for the following rivers in Texas…

West Fork San Jacinto near Porter affecting Montgomery County.

For the East Fork San Jacinto River…including Cleveland, New
Caney…Moderate flooding is forecast.
For the West Fork San Jacinto River…including Porter, Sendera
Ranch Road, Conroe, Humble, Sheldon…Major flooding is forecast.

* WHAT…Moderate flooding is occurring and moderate flooding is
forecast.

* WHERE…East Fork San Jacinto near New Caney.

* WHEN…Until Tuesday morning.

* IMPACTS…At 68.5 feet, Moderate lowland flooding continues with
water over the lowest slab elevations of buildings on the
downstream side near the gauge, as well as several hunting camps
along the left bank approximately 2 miles downstream of the gauge
begin to take on water. Widespread flooding continues in the
vicinity of the gauge and in the right floodplain with many roads
including FM 1485 inundated and closed.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…
– At 9:00 AM CST Friday the stage was 68.2 feet.
– Bankfull stage is 54.50
– Recent Activity…The maximum river stage in the 24 hours
ending at 9:00 AM CST Friday was 68.2 feet.
– Forecast…The river is expected to rise to a crest of 68.4
feet this afternoon. It will then fall below flood stage
Monday evening.
– Flood stage is 58.0 feet.
– Flood History…This crest compares to a previous crest of
69.0 feet on 01/08/1998.
– http://www.weather.gov/safety/flood
Instructions: Turn around, don’t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.

Motorists should not attempt to drive around barricades or drive
cars through flooded areas.

Additional information is available at www.weather.gov.

The next statement will be issued by this evening.late tonight at
midnight CST.

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