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Flood, Hurricane and Storm Surge Links

Forecast

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National Weather Service (NWS)

Flood

Harris County Flood Control District: Flood Preparedness

Harris County Flood Control District: Flood Preparedness
Site has Learning Center where watersheds, flood plains and drainage networks are explained.
www.hcfcd.org/famfloodprepare.html

Harris County Flood Warning System

Interactive Rainfall Map
www.harriscountyfws.org
Check local bayou and stream water levels during and after rain. Readings updated periodically. Options to view other areas, like the City of Pearland or City of Houston, or you can search for data by entering a specific address.

Example: B104 Horsepen Bayou @ Bay Area Blvd
http://www.harriscountyfws.org/GageDetail.aspx?G=250&R=1&Span=7
Stream Elevation is the default view. Click the Rainfall tab for rainfall information.

Go to www.harriscountyfws.org to select other locations.

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National Weather Service: River Observations
http://water.weather.gov/ahps2/index.php?wfo=hgx
Current river flood information and prediction graphic.

Tropical Storm Allison Recovery Project - TSARP Tropical Storm Allison Recovery Project - TSARP
Excellent tool for flood information including family preparedness, rainfall maps, residential flood map and other resources. Part of Harris County Flood Control District website.
www.hcfcd.org/tsarp.asp
TSARP Flood Education Mapping Tool TSARP Flood Education Mapping Tool
Search Harris County floodplain areas by address and zip code.
www.harriscountyfemt.org/

Hurricane

American Red Cross Hurricane Information American Red Cross Hurricane App
www.redcross.org/HurricaneApp
NOAA Hurricane Preparedness NOAA Hurricane Preparedness
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
www.nhc.noaa.gov/HAW2/english/disaster_prevention.shtml
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NWS: National Hurricane Center
Typically updated 4 times a day.
www.nhc.noaa.gov

click 2 weather's local evacuation zones

Local Evacuation Zones by Hurricane Category
html.click2weather.com/sh/idi/weather/hurricanes/Houston/index.html

Tropical Storm Allison Recovery Project - TSARP

Harris County Homeland Security and Emergency Management
Good hurricane links (scroll to the bottom of the page) with posts in the event of a hurricane.
www.hcoem.org

Hurricane Evacuation Map by Zip Code (pdf)
Zip-Zones, Coastal, A, B, C

Helpful Blogs
- Technical Discussion
- Displays

Houston Chronicle's Weather Blog with Eric Berger
During hurricane season ( June 1 - November 1), Eric Berger discusses potential hurricanes and tropical storms that may affect the Houston/Galveston area and the greater Texas coast.
blog.chron.com/weather/

Wunderground's Dr. Jeff Masters' Blog and Storm Advisories
Wunderground is a weather info site accessed by people from all areas. Tropical information is readily available and includes model tracking, satellite and radar maps. An example blog entry by Jeff Master, August 2013 is
Which Hurricane Forecast Model Should You Trust?

Hurricane Storm Surge

national weather service hurricane info

Storm Surge Overview
Discusses the basics of storm surge, introduces factors affecting prediction. The section from the National Hurricane Center includes

Texas and Houston Government Websites

Governor's Division of Emergency Management
www.txdps.state.tx.us/dem/
Tropical Storm Allison Recovery Project - TSARP

Harris County Homeland Security and Emergency Management
Includes links to flood warning/water level maps, latest/breaking news, USGS water level maps for Houston, National Weather Service, Ozone Levels, Traffic Map, School Alerts, Amber Alerts, OEM Neighbors and The City of Houston 311 Service Helpline.
www.hcoem.org

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City of Houston Office of Emergency Management
www.houstonoem.org
City of Houston
www.houstontx.gov

houston transtar Houston Real-Time Traffic Map
traffic.houstontranstar.org or for mobile devices traffic.houstontranstar.org/mobile
harris county metro METRO - Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County
www.ridemetro.org
galveston county  office of emergency management Galveston County Office of Emergency Management
www.gcoem.org
texas department of transportation TxDOT - Texas Department of Transportation > Travel
www.dot.state.tx.us/travel
texas online Texas Online
www.state.tx.us

World Disaster Information

CBS News Disaster Links CBS News Disaster Links
Extensive list of links including Severe Weather, Tornadoes, Drought, Landslides, Volcanoes, Lightning, Earthquakes, Disaster Agencies
www.cbsnews.com/digitaldan/disaster/disasters.htm
RSOE Alert Map RSOE Emergency and Disaster Information
Havaria Information AlertMap

Global map with icons identifying emergencies. Text below map indicates events.
visz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/index.php?smp=〈=eng

 Date Updated: 09-APR-2014
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