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Posted on: May 9, 2019

[ARCHIVED] City Watching Weather and Rainfall Levels

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League City’s Emergency Management Department has been corresponding with the National Weather Service Office to monitor the weather and rainfall in our area. League City and the Bay Area remain under a Flash Flood Watch until Saturday at 7 p.m. Forecasted rainfall totals are estimated at 5 to 8 inches widespread, with an isolated 9 to 12 inches possible throughout the weekend. Several League City departments, including public works, police, and fire, have staff on standby ready to assist with street barricades and flooding, debris removal, and any other emergency assistance should the need arise. Watch https://www.weather.gov/hgx/ for updated information and follow the City's official  Facebook page  and Twitter account for updates on any road closures or street flooding.
rainfall totalDuring extended periods of heavy rainfall, water levels in a street can quickly rise and the rate at which water is flowing can quickly change. It only takes 6 inches of water to knock you off your feet. It takes just 12 inches of water to carry off a small car; 18 to 24 inches for larger vehicles. Do not walk or drive into water. When approaching a flooded street, turn around, don’t drown. More than half of the death’s from flooding each year occur in vehicles.


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