Rainfall amounts via Harris County Flood Warning System

Houston survived the first night of Hurricane Harvey but it’s anticipated there are many days ahead with rain, potential tornados and flooding. The devastation to Rockport overnight is heartbreaking — as well as tornado damage to our local Sienna Planation.

I’ve collected a number of resources to follow over the next few days to help you stay informed if you are curious about road conditions, high water spots, restaurants that are open/closed, travel around Texas and more. {Click on each headline for the link.}

Harris County Flood Warning System 

This info is maintained by Harris County Flood Control District and shares real-time information on rainfall amounts and water levels of bayous and streams.

Houston TranStar

Traffic conditions around town listing road closures, high water and more.

Space City Weather

A no-hype account of weather conditions by Eric Berger, the former Houston Chronicle SciGuy and certified meterologist. Matt Lanza is the managing editor and a forecast meterologist for the energy sector.

Houston Restaurants Open/Closed (Updated for Tuesday, 8/29/17)

Phaedra Cook (Houston Food Finder) and Cleverly Stone are keeping a running list of local restaurants that are open and closed during the remnants of Hurricane Harvey. This is important and good info!

TXDoT Highway conditions

DriveTexas.org lists road closures, construction and more for folks driving throughout Texas.

NOAA Flood Map

National Weather Service produces this map of flooding observations and levels.

School closings list

Updated list from ABC13 of school districts and private schools closed due to Hurricane Harvey.

CenterPoint Energy Outage Tracker

This real-time map shows outages around Houston.

UPDATED stats and contact info relating to Hurricane Harvey.
According to noon press conference Sunday (8/27)  with Ed Emmett:

**More than 2,000 water rescues have been taken place.
**250 high water locations
**All 22 watersheds are over their bank, many at record levels.
**Nine shelters are now in place in Greater Houston area but they expect it to grow throughout the day.

Important numbers:
911 — life-threatening emergency only (keep letting it ring)
311 — evacuation assistance in Houston
211 — evacuation assistance outside Houston

Harris County Office of Emergency: 713-881-3100

Assistance for group of people needing to move to a shelter (like from a neighborhood): 713-426-9404

Shelter locations: readyharris.org

Houston American Red Cross: 713-526-8300

For donations directly to Harvey victims: