The City of Kemah Emergency Management continues to monitor the possible weather developments making their way towards our region. As we continue to track these developments, now is a good time to review your significant weather event preparedness plans.
In addition to our Emergency Preparedness document for a quick overview of what you will need to be aware of during events like this, we also highly recommend visiting www.GCOEM.org to download the Galveston County Emergency and Disaster Guide. It is filled with tips and information to help you prepare.
The City of Kemah urges you to please stay abreast of weather developments by following local weather news reports for Galveston County. And observing communications from the US National Weather Service Houston-Galveston Texas for the latest information.
The National Weather Service has produced the following information:
- Ongoing storms in the Gulf will spread east and may help with the development of scattered storms late this morning and through the afternoon.
- Storms developing over North Texas will be moving into the region on Wednesday and could bring strong gusty to severe gusty winds to the northwestern portions of the area.
- Cold front should move through the Brazos Valley around midnight with a greater threat for strong damaging winds. The storms should weaken somewhat as they push further south but could slow down and bring a heavy rain threat to the area Wednesday.
Timeline for the storms today.
Severe threat tonight - mainly gusty damaging winds with the cold front.
Excessive Rain Outlook highlighting the southern areas for Wednesday.
Urban Flash Flood Messaging
Heavy rainfall is forecast for portions of Southeast Texas, including highly urbanized areas like the Houston metropolitan area. Based on forecast conditions, NWS Houston will be utilizing the following urban flash flood messaging for this event:
Street Flooding (Select if Anticipating Moderate Rainfall Rates; 1-2"/hour)
- Drive with caution. Cars may flood in low-lying areas. Ponding on roadways may increase risk of hydroplaning.
- Pay attention to the weather. Monitor the NWS, your local media, HCFCD and other official weather information sources.
- Rain may move repeatedly across the same area, causing a rapid rise on creeks and bayous. However, creeks and bayous are not likely to exceed their banks.
If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact the National Weather Service office at the phone numbers listed in the Resources section above.