Harris County residents urged to report house flooding
Due to the high water levels in bayous and creeks, Harris County residents are urged to report house flooding by completing a flood survey at the Harris County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management's website, readyharris.org/go/survey/1829/15311.
The rise in water levels is a result of heavy and persistent rainfall, which has caused houses to flood in subdivisions along Cypress Creek, Little Cypress Creek, Willow Creek and Spring Creek in Harris, Waller and Montgomery counties.
Harris County employees are currently collecting information from residents whose homes have flooded to investigate the impact of the storms. The completion of the surveys will be vital to the assessment of the flood damage.
To ensure that Harris County residents stay prepared, the Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management offers preparedness resources and storm condition information at readyharris.org, and the Harris County Flood Control District has a “Family Flood Preparedness” center at hcfcd.org/famfloodprepare.html.
Residents are also encouraged to purchase flood insurance. For more information, visit the National Flood Insurance Program at floodsmart.gov or call 1-888-379-9531.
Water levels and rainfall can be monitored at harriscountyfws.org.
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