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Flooding and Flash Flood Warning is in Effect for Conroe

Post Date:08/27/2017 6:29 AM

Due to heavy rains and rising water levels, the City of Conroe and surrounding region has experienced flooding and a flash flood warning is in effect for residents of Conroe.

Be advised appropriate precautions should be taken. Some minor flooding has already occurred on many roadways but water levels will continue to rise as more rain moves into the area.

With emergency calls expected to increase, Public Safety Officials will be prioritizing calls as they come in. As a result, the City of Conroe is encouraging Citizens to stay where they are until it is safe to leave.

City crews are working diligently to keep the roadways clear from debris for emergency personnel.

More flooding is likely to occur as the storms continue to move across the area. The City of Conroe Emergency Operations Center (EOC) has been activated as a precautionary measure. A disaster declaration was released on August 25, 2017 as the storm was strengthening in the gulf.

The City of Conroe would like to offer the following safety tip:

• Turn Around Don't Drown. A mere 6 inches of fast-moving flood water can knock over an adult. It takes just 12 inches of rushing water to carry away a small car, while 2 feet of rushing water can carry away most vehicles. It is NEVER safe to drive or walk into flood waters.

The City of Conroe will be keeping a close watch on the situation and will send updates as developments occur.

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