Rains Drench Houston Area, Cause Creek to Overflow

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

HOUSTON - Officials say at least three subdivisions in the Houston area could experience flooding after heavy rains caused a creek to flow out of its banks.

A line of storms that formed overnight brought heavy rains Thursday morning, saturating ground that had been previously soaked by rain this week.

Officials say the heaviest rain fell in the northwest part of Houston, where street flooding closed some roads. The rain had mostly stopped by Thursday afternoon.

Francisco Sanchez of with the Harris County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management says Cypress Creek in the northwest part of the county has flowed out of its banks. He says flood waters could threaten homes and roads Thursday night or Friday morning, when more rain is expected.

Sanchez says officials would monitor the situation.


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