HOUSTON – The City of Houston is continuing to prepare for the overnight arrival of Tropical Storm Nicholas.
This is expected to be primarily a rain event, with the potential for severe flooding on our roadways.
With the worst of the weather moving in overnight, motorists are asked to be off the roads by nightfall.
Tips from our Deputy EMC @DisasterPIO:
1. Watch the forecast for updates
2. Follow trusted sources
3. Stay off the roads this evening
For updates, text GULF2021 to 888777. #HouWx #TADD #TSNicholas pic.twitter.com/ONIFOK2BRX
— Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management (@ReadyHarris) September 13, 2021
Houston Public Works has already positioned 43 barricades in flood-prone areas, with more staged around the city – ready to be deployed where needed. Additionally, the Houston Police and Fire Departments have strategically placed high water rescue vehicles and boats around the city.
Mayor Turner reminds all motorists to avoid high water – turn around, don’t drown. Likewise, if you an encounter a barricade, DO NOT attempt to drive around it. It has been placed there for your safety.
Also, take this opportunity to make sure your medication is properly labeled and included in your emergency kit. Charge your durable medical equipment and spare batteries and make ensure they are operational. Finally, for your pets and service animals, prepare at least three days’ worth of food and water and have all appropriate veterinarian information available.