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Significant street flooding hits parts of Harris County due to Tropical Storm Beta

Houston Chronicle logo Houston Chronicle 9/22/2020 Anna Bauman

Significant street flooding and overflowing bayous were reported across south and southwest Harris County early Tuesday as rainfall from Tropical Storm Beta soaked the region.

At least 56 spots throughout southwest and southeast Houston were impacted by high water as of Tuesday morning, said Police Chief Art Acevedo.

"This is a very slow moving storm that has tracked inland," Acevedo wrote. "Please be weather aware and stay off the roadways unless travel is necessary."

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Clear Creek, Taylor Bayou and lower south Mayde Creek had flooded out of their banks by Tuesday morning, according to the Harris County Flood Control District.

Low-lying coastal roadways near were flooded Tuesday morning from high tides in the Clear Lake, Shoreacres and Rio Villa areas, the flood control district said.

Meanwhile, Marys Creek, Turkey Creek, Clear Lake, Brays Bayou, Keegans Bayou and Buffalo Bayou were "near bankfull" by Tuesday morning, the agency reported.

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Residents should not drive or walk into high-water areas, and people should stay home and avoid travel if possible until the storm subsides.

The region was doused with 6 to 10 inches of rainfall so far, and another 5 to 10 inches are possible Tuesday, according to flood control officials. Th

Tropical Storm Beta made landfall Monday night near Matagorda Bay, and is expected to stall over the region until Wednesday, weather officials said.

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