Houston and cities across Texas are experiencing some of their worst flooding in years. In fact, the severe storms and flooding have created dangerous and frustrating traffic congestion and have made many local roadways impassable.
At The Daspit Law Firm, our accident attorneys would like to stress the seriousness of severe weather and flooding. Floods can wreak havoc on public roads and greatly increase the risks of accidents. Below are some additional points about the flooding and some tips to help local residents stay safe:
- Storms and Flooding have shut down many roads and highways across the region, and have made sections of Interstate 10 come to a standstill. Flooding in some areas has been measured in several feet. Many roadway lanes are underwater and many properties have been damaged.
- Harris County Flood District has advised local residents to avoid leaving their homes Tuesday, and many school districts have announced closures. Governor Gregg Abbot has declared disasters in 37 counties across the state.
- At least three people have died as a result of heavy rains and flooding. One victim was found in a car in Southwest Houston and another was pilled from a watershed in Southwest Harris County. Several other people remain missing and search and rescue crews are continuing their efforts.
- Emergency crews have dedicated hours to helping drivers stranded on severely flooded roads.
Given the severity of current conditions, officials are strongly encouraging everyone to stay home if possible. Severe rains and flooding have created tremendously dangerous conditions outside, and everyone is urged to do what they can to avoid these risks. If you need assistance or see someone in need, please call emergency services. Officials have increased the presence of emergency crews throughout the region.
The Daspit Law Firm hopes that everyone remains safe amid the storms and is available to offer our services for those who would like to learn more about their legal rights.