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Posted on: May 14, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Showers and thunderstorms have been producing very heavy rainfall. Do Not Cross flooded roads.

Weather Alert graphic with cloud showing heavy rain

Showers & thunderstorms capable of producing very heavy rainfall are expected tonight into Saturday. This may lead to flooding. Watch NWS and local news. Register for weather alerts at connect.cityoflamarque.org.

May 14, 2020

Showers & thunderstorms capable of producing very heavy rainfall are expected late tonight into Saturday. This may lead to flooding. Be prepared to take action, especially if you are under the Flash Flood Watch. 

Heavy rains have prompted flooding around the southern and southeastern Houston metro area. Stay alert to weather updates and warnings, and never drive into flooded streets! The large majority of deaths in flash floods occur in vehicles.

The City of La Marque will update this thread should additional alerts become necessary. 

Register for weather alerts and Community News Flash e-notifications at connect.cityoflamarque.org. 

To report flooding or weather-related issues, call La Marque Police Dispatch at 409-938-9269. For emergencies, dial 911.

NWS update May 15 2020

May 14, 2020

A round of showers and thunderstorms will slowly move through our area Saturday and Sunday, May 16 and 17. Thunderstorms could produce heavy rainfall of 2 inches per hour. Should the system shift south, weather conditions could produce street flooding and/or flash flooding. Please monitor local news outlets and follow National Weather Service Houston/Galveston for updates.  The City of La Marque will update this thread should additional alerts become necessary. To report flooding or weather-related issues, call La Marque Police Dispatch at 409-938-9269. For emergencies, dial 911. 

Turn around, don’t drown. 

Each year, more deaths occur due to flooding than from any other thunderstorm related hazard. More than half of all flood-related drownings occur when a vehicle is driven into hazardous flood water. The next highest percentage of flood-related deaths is due to walking into or near floodwaters. People underestimate the force and power of water. Many of the deaths occur in cars swept downstream. Many of these drownings are preventable. Never drive around the barriers blocking a flooded road. The road may have collapsed under that water.  A mere six inches of fast-moving flood water can knock over an adult. It takes just 12 inches of rushing water to carry away most cars and just two feet of rushing water can carry away SUVs and trucks. 

National Weather Service graphic showing rain chances for May 16 and 17

NWS Forecast Office Houston/Galveston, TX
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