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Here’s what is happening across the Houston area as severe thunderstorms move through

HOUSTON – Severe thunderstorms are transferring through the Houston area starting Monday night. Tornadoes, hail, damaging winds and flooding are all doable through Tuesday morning

As severe climate strikes through the Houston area, comply with our protection in our stay weblog under:

9:00 P.M. — Tornado noticed at Walmart in Round Rock

A twister was noticed at a Walmart in Round Rock as severe climate impacted all of Central Texas

6:09 p.m. — Families in Kingwood area on standby and put together for severe climate

6:07 p.m. — Cy-Fair Fire Department staged in several areas forward of storms

6:06 p.m. — How residents are making ready for severe climate and flood threats in west Harris County

At the Houston Fire Department, water rescue boats are gassed up and able to go.

“Right now we have nine high water vehicles that are fully operational, 11 rescue boats, 20 flat bottom evacuation boats and we’ve got a couple more boats and jet skis strategically placed around the city,” Martee Boose, Houston Fire Department mentioned.

Their major message is for drivers to take additional precautions.

“If you do encounter any street flooding or any pools of water, please turn around,” Boose mentioned. “Don’t drown.”

In the Bear Creek area close to Addicks Reservoir, Maria Stacy has seen water rapidly fill her neighborhood.

“Half the time people can’t even get in here,” Stacy mentioned. “They’ll have to stop right there and they can’t even come in. They have to wait till the rain goes down.”

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She and her husband are occurring lockdown for the subsequent 24 hours.

“It’s supposed to be really bad so we want to make sure that we are safe,” she mentioned.

George Buenik the Director of Public Safety and Homeland Security for the metropolis of Houston says they’re extra involved about excessive winds and particles.

“Our Houston public works has already reduced the water level by one foot, so when we do get that higher than normal rain levels north of I-10 lake Houston should be able to handle that,” he mentioned.

Buenik says they met with CenterPoint and they’ll have crews on standby. He says one in all the greatest methods to remain protected is to remain off the roads.

“If you don’t have to be on the road past midnight we encourage you to stay home,” he mentioned.

OEM may have particles assortment crews on standby. You can report particles by calling 311.

5:04 p.m. — West Harris County makes preparations forward of storms

5:02 p.m. — Preparations underway in northwest Harris County

4:34 p.m. — Harris County Flood Control District monitoring potential bayou, creek flooding as severe climate strikes through

4:06 p.m. — Residents, first responders making ready for severe climate in Kingwood

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