HOUSTON, Texas (KIAH) – The Texas coast is simply hours away from Tropical Storm “Nicholas” making landfall. For Houstonians, this implies heavy rain that would later deliver extreme flooding. 

Climate and security officers need everybody to be prepared. There are a number of issues you are able to do at house over the subsequent 18 to 24 hours to organize. First, examine for native authorities and media shops for climate and visitors alerts. 

Security officers encourage everybody to find the flood zones of their neighborhoods forward of time. They advocate avoiding these routes. Officers emphasize the underestimated slogan “Flip round, don’t drown.”

Officers say making early journey plans may very well be key. For some, this might imply getting off work early to choose up the children from college and never ready till the final minute to go to the shop. Plan in response to your loved ones’s wants.

As all the time, native security authorities emphasize, don’t drive by means of our bodies of water. It’d seem shallow, however you by no means know what’s beneath. There may very well be harmful objects which may trigger you to get caught.

The Harris County and Houston Workplaces of Emergency Administration, together with TranStar, have a number of sources in place to maintain you knowledgeable and up to date.

For TranStar, they advocate checking their visitors cameras earlier than heading out on Monday night into Tuesday morning. You are able to do that by downloading the Transtar app.

For extra alerts, you may go to ReadyHarris.org, the place you’ll discover a guidelines extreme storm and hurricane preparation guidelines. The record is offered in 5 completely different languages.

Lastly, you may textual content “GULF2021” to 888777 for the most recent “Prepared Harris Alerts”.