On Friday, Hurricane Harvey brought heavy rains to parts of the Gulf Coast, and the National Weather Service reported that a storm surge was near the coast.
However, the storm surge isn’t the only concern for some in Texas, as the Harris County Flood Control District (HCFD) said that the storm could bring flooding to a portion of the county.
According to the Harris Chronicle, the Harris Co. is under a mandatory evacuation order as a result of the storm, but the evacuation order is currently in effect.
The HCFD said that they are prepared for any storm surge, which could bring high winds and flooding to parts on the coast as the rain begins to fall.
The Harris Co has about 7,500 residents, the majority of whom live in flood-prone areas, according to the US Census.
The district is located about 120 miles west of Houston.
The Harris Co is one of four counties in the US that are part of the Harris River Flood Control Area, a watershed system that is a part of several major river systems in the state.
The area has experienced heavy rains in recent years, with more than 8 inches of rain falling in January alone.
This storm is expected to cause significant flooding in some areas in the Harris and Harris Co counties, with a number of storm surge warnings in place.
The region could see significant damage if the storm continues its path.
According the Harris Flood Control, “a high-risk area is a place where there is a higher risk of significant flooding or significant damage.”
The Harris County Public Works Department also issued a flood warning in the area, but said that it was not expected to affect people in the county at this time.
“We are looking into the potential for some areas to get some rain and flooding, and we’ll evaluate how the rainfall impacts the area,” said Harris County Judge Ed Emmett, according the Houston Chronicle.
In Texas, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) has issued a hurricane warning for the Gulf coast, as a hurricane surge is expected.
According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Harvey’s winds have weakened to a Category 4 hurricane and have winds of up to 105 miles per hour.
According that storm surge could make landfall in Texas in the Gulf of Mexico, with potential damage in the lower 48 states.
According a National Weather Forecast, the Hurricane Harvey is expected at least to bring a Category 3 storm surge with winds of 120 mph and a category 5 hurricane with winds at least 110 mph, according National Weather.
Harvey has caused flooding in the Houston area, and it’s already brought record-breaking flooding to the Gulf.
The National Weather Services office in Houston has issued flooding warnings for the Houston, Harris, and Galveston Counties, and also issued an advisory for the Galvestons area.