As I mentioned on Monday, the Houston area is in for some wet, potentially severe weather, today and Wednesday thanks to a cool front moving into the area and stirring up showers and thunderstorms ahead of it.
The rain should persist all day today and into Wednesday afternoon, with the worst of it ... More >>
Cold and damp. That is classic Houston winter weather. And we've been living with it for the last couple of weeks. For this week, the trend will be a gradual warmup moving towards the weekend -- we could see highs in the mid and upper 70s by Saturday before another cold front moves through -- but be ... More >>
Last week's rains and floods might be child's play compared to what could be in store for Houston if Addicks and Barker dams were to crumble into dust.
Located near the intersection of Interstate 10 and Beltway 8, the two flood-control mechanisms have been at an "extremely high risk of catastrophi ... More >>
UPDATE 8:30 a.m. - More than 14,000 residents are without power thanks to the storms rolling through. A line of storms is moving very slowly through the entire area and will continue to be a problem through lunch.
Original Post:The National Weather Service issued a Flash Flood Watch yesterday that ... More >>
Now THAT is some serious flood water.When Tropical Storm Allison hit in 2001 and dropped almost three feet of rain on central Houston, there were all sorts of terms like the "100-year storm" or the "500-year storm" thrown around. These kinds of weather events do more than just destroy propert ... More >>
Help for floods, from a defunct private golf courseA defunct golf course on the northwest side of town will be converted to greenspace that will double as a detention pond during floods, Mayor Annise Parker announced today.
The Inwood Forest golf course, near Antoine and West Little York, ha ... More >>
HISD says no to flood-fighting feesHouston ISD trustees think they've already given enough tax money in support of flood control/drainage issues and want no part of the Renew Houston Proposition 1 measure that would allow the City to collect even more money through drainage fees. So they voted 8- ... More >>
Photo courtesy Houston TranstarMessy, messy morning, as you probably have realized.The west side of town got pummeled with up to a foot of rain; some homes have flooded.Commuting is a nightmare: Frontage roads are flooded, people are going the wrong way down streets to escape. We hear that getting i ... More >>
For years, homeowners, developers, environmentalists and the federal government have wrangled over a flood-control plan for Clear Creek. Now a compromise is in view -- but the creek's future is murkier than ever.