Parts of Houston see flooding Saturday as Harvey threatens the city
HOUSTON – Highways became impassible Saturday morning as water started to fill streets in the Houston area, media outlets reported early in the day.
Soon after sunrise Saturday, people started seeing water covering streets and flooding cars. Water in some places had reached the tires or hoods of small vehicles.
Major flooding is expected in southeast Texas over the next few days due to Harvey. Between 24” to 35” of rain is possible.
As of 8:30 Saturday morning, canals and drainage ditches in Houston were beginning to swell.
Overnight, streets were empty as people took cover. Click HERE to see overnight video from Houston.
Harvey rolled onto the Texas coast as a Category 4 storm and fell to a Category 1 storm but the threat of flooding rain is a paramount concern even at the small hurricane scale.
The Baton Rouge area is expected to get as much as five inches of rain over the next few days. Click HERE to read more from the WBRZ weather experts.
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