Why Houston water advisory is a mistake: Consultants cite a ‘dense’ fog advisory
By Chris Wright | Staff reporterThe Houston Water Advisory has been issued in response to a heavy downpour from the Brazos River on Wednesday evening, which caused flooding across the city and resulted in the advisory being issued early Thursday morning.
The Houston Police Department issued the advisory at 7:48 p.m.
Wednesday, after the National Weather Service warned of “significant rain, strong winds, high water, flash flooding and flash flooding conditions” across Houston.
The advisory says the heavy downpours are expected to continue into Thursday morning, and it warns residents to stay indoors until further notice.
While Houston has seen an overall increase in rainfall over the past few days, it is still expected to be quite dry for much of Thursday morning and early afternoon, according to the advisory.
According to the Weather Service, heavy rain is expected in the Houston area through Thursday morning with temperatures in the upper 50s and low 60s.
The National Weather Services office in Houston posted an updated flood forecast Wednesday morning, which said heavy rain and flooding are expected along parts of the Brazo River from Galveston Bay to downtown.
As of Wednesday night, the National Forecast Center said the heaviest rain is likely to fall in the western part of the city, with the heaviest rainfall likely to occur along the Brazose River and in the lower parts of downtown Houston, the center said.
In a statement released Wednesday night to ABC News, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said, “It’s a heavy and heavy fall of rain.
The city of Houston is under tremendous stress.”
Turner also urged residents to heed the warnings and take steps to protect their property.
“Houstonians should always prepare for the worst and always stay on top of their weather,” Turner said.
The forecast centers the heavy rain in areas that include the western and eastern portions of Houston.
According the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, a tornado watch is in effect from 7 a.m., with winds between 35 mph and 45 mph and an isolated tornado watch exists from 1 a.k. to 3 a.p.m.: