Flash flood warning issued for parts of Houston as storms hit the area Sunday morning

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A flash flood warning has been issued for Central Harris County until 6:45 a.m. Expect high water on the roads until mid to late morning. Click the gallery to see high water spots to avoid in Houston when it rains. less A flash flood warning has been issued for Central Harris County until 6:45 a.m. Expect high water on the roads until mid to late morning. Click the gallery to see high water spots to avoid in Houston when it ... more

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Interstate 45 near Crosstimbers

Vehicles move past a stalled car in the high water along the I-45 northbound feeder near Crosstimbers Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013, in Houston. ( Melissa Phillip / Houston Chronicle )

Interstate 45 near Crosstimbers

Vehicles move past a stalled car in the high water along the I-45 northbound feeder near Crosstimbers Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013, in Houston. ( Melissa Phillip / Houston Chronicle )

Photo: Melissa Phillip, Houston Chronicle File

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Worst Houston high water spots for road flooding

You don't get to live in a place called the Bayou City and not get a little road flooding from time to time (or to be more specific, EVERY TIME IT RAINS!).
These are some of the worst spots in Houston for high water and flooded roadways.

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Worst Houston high water spots for road flooding

You don't get to live in a place called the Bayou City and not get a little road flooding from time to time (or to be more specific, EVERY TIME IT RAINS!).
These

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Telge Road near Spring Cypress Road

Raymond Valenta, left, and his mother Koran Kaptchinskie phone for help after their car was stranded in high water on Telge Rd. near Spring Cypress Rd. in northwest Houston, Thursday, July 12, 2012, in Houston. ( Michael Paulsen / Houston Chronicle )

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Telge Road near Spring Cypress Road

Raymond Valenta, left, and his mother Koran Kaptchinskie phone for help after their car was stranded in high water on Telge Rd. near Spring Cypress Rd. in northwest Houston,

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Photo: Michael Paulsen, Houston Chronicle File

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White Oak Drive near Beauchamp Street

A car sits in high water along White Oak Drive near Beauchamp Street, Tuesday, May 13, 2014, in Houston. (Cody Duty / Houston Chronicle)

White Oak Drive near Beauchamp Street

A car sits in high water along White Oak Drive near Beauchamp Street, Tuesday, May 13, 2014, in Houston. (Cody Duty / Houston Chronicle)

Photo: Cody Duty, Houston Chronicle File

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Fondren Road and Southwest Freeway

Vehicles make their way through high water along Fondren near the Southwest Freeway, Tuesday, May 13, 2014, in Houston. (Cody Duty / Houston Chronicle)

Fondren Road and Southwest Freeway

Vehicles make their way through high water along Fondren near the Southwest Freeway, Tuesday, May 13, 2014, in Houston. (Cody Duty / Houston Chronicle)

Photo: Cody Duty, Houston Chronicle File

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Clinton Drive and McCarthy Street

High water on Clinton Drive at McCarthy as rain fell on the greater Houston area Thursday, April 11, 2013. ( Johnny Hanson / Houston Chronicle )

Clinton Drive and McCarthy Street

High water on Clinton Drive at McCarthy as rain fell on the greater Houston area Thursday, April 11, 2013. ( Johnny Hanson / Houston Chronicle )

Photo: Johnny Hanson, Houston Chronicle File

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North Freeway near N. Main Street exit

Vehicles make their way through high water along the North Freeway near N. Main, Tuesday, May 13, 2014, in Houston. (Cody Duty / Houston Chronicle)

North Freeway near N. Main Street exit

Vehicles make their way through high water along the North Freeway near N. Main, Tuesday, May 13, 2014, in Houston. (Cody Duty / Houston Chronicle)

Photo: Cody Duty, Houston Chronicle File

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Quitman Street

A car sits in high water along Quitman Street, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, in Houston. (Cody Duty / Houston Chronicle)

Quitman Street

A car sits in high water along Quitman Street, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, in Houston. (Cody Duty / Houston Chronicle)

Photo: Cody Duty, Houston Chronicle File

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Little Cypress Creek area (Cypress)

A man rides on the side of a truck in two feet of flood water on Longwood Trace Drive in the Longwood neighborhood as floodwaters from the Little Cypress Creek flowed over its banks Friday, July 13, 2012, in Cypress.

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Little Cypress Creek area (Cypress)

A man rides on the side of a truck in two feet of flood water on Longwood Trace Drive in the Longwood neighborhood as floodwaters from the Little Cypress Creek flowed over its

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Photo: Johnny Hanson, Houston Chronicle File

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Polk Street near Cullen Boulevard

A Lexus drove into high water along Polk St. near Cullen Blvd. east of Downtown Houston during the heavy rain this morning on Friday, July 13, 2012, in Houston. 

Polk Street near Cullen Boulevard

A Lexus drove into high water along Polk St. near Cullen Blvd. east of Downtown Houston during the heavy rain this morning on Friday, July 13, 2012, in Houston. 

Photo: Mayra Beltran, Houston Chronicle File

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West 43rd and Oak Forest

Cars drive by a stranded vehicle in the high water at the intersection of West 43rd and Oak Forest after a downpour Monday May 26, 2014.

West 43rd and Oak Forest

Cars drive by a stranded vehicle in the high water at the intersection of West 43rd and Oak Forest after a downpour Monday May 26, 2014.

Photo: Dave Rossman, Houston Chronicle File

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South Mayde Creek area (Katy)

Cutter Urban, an oil and gas worker, helps police direct traffic out of high-water at the intersection of Greenhouse Road and Saums Road on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, in Katy. The flooding was caused by South Mayde Creek overflowing from its banks.

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South Mayde Creek area (Katy)

Cutter Urban, an oil and gas worker, helps police direct traffic out of high-water at the intersection of Greenhouse Road and Saums Road on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, in Katy. The

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Photo: Mayra Beltran, Houston Chronicle File

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Travis Street and Interstate 45

A METRO officer walks in the flooded Travis St. entrance to I-45 Wednesday, May 28, 2014, in Houston. Authorities turned cars around and prohibited passage through the flooded area. 

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Travis Street and Interstate 45

A METRO officer walks in the flooded Travis St. entrance to I-45 Wednesday, May 28, 2014, in Houston. Authorities turned cars around and prohibited passage through the flooded

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Photo: Cody Duty, Houston Chronicle File

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Studewood Street near Washington Avenue

A man pushes his car after it stalled out in high water along Studewood, North of Washington Avenue, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, in Houston.

Studewood Street near Washington Avenue

A man pushes his car after it stalled out in high water along Studewood, North of Washington Avenue, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, in Houston.

Photo: Cody Duty, Houston Chronicle File

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Interstate 10 entrance from Louisiana Street in downtown

A police car blocks off the Interstate 10 west on ramp where Louisiana Street intersects with I-10 due to high water due to heavy rains Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, in Houston. 

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Interstate 10 entrance from Louisiana Street in downtown

A police car blocks off the Interstate 10 west on ramp where Louisiana Street intersects with I-10 due to high water due to heavy rains Friday, Dec. 19,

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Photo: James Nielsen, Houston Chronicle File

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Farm-to-Market 1488 (Conroe)

Traffic makes its way through high water north of Farm-to-Market 1488 Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012, in Conroe. 

Farm-to-Market 1488 (Conroe)

Traffic makes its way through high water north of Farm-to-Market 1488 Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012, in Conroe. 

Photo: Cody Duty, Houston Chronicle File

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Interstate 45 and Travis Street

The Interstate 45 north on ramp where Travis street intersects with I-45 is closed by high water due to heavy rains Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, in Houston. 

Interstate 45 and Travis Street

The Interstate 45 north on ramp where Travis street intersects with I-45 is closed by high water due to heavy rains Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, in Houston. 

Photo: James Nielsen, Houston Chronicle File

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Commerce Street downtown

Water gushes from a manhole on Commerce street high water due to heavy rains Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, in Houston. 

Commerce Street downtown

Water gushes from a manhole on Commerce street high water due to heavy rains Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, in Houston. 

Photo: James Nielsen, Houston Chronicle File

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Highway 288 near Holly Hall Street

Highway 288 near Holly Hall Street

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Fannin Street in Midtown

Fannin Street in Midtown

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Memorial Drive passing under Shepherd Drive

Memorial Drive passing under Shepherd Drive

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Walker Street near BBVA Compass Stadium downtown

Walker Street near BBVA Compass Stadium downtown

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Interstate 45 exits near University of Houston Campus

Interstate 45 exits near University of Houston Campus

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Milam exit of Interstate 45 south near downtown

Milam exit of Interstate 45 south near downtown

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Main Street near the Medical Center

Main Street near the Medical Center

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9200 block Lake Park

9200 block Lake Park

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5300 block Willow Glen

5300 block Willow Glen

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2200 block Des Jardines

2200 block Des Jardines

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Shepherd's Ridge

Shepherd's Ridge

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About 150 flooding incidents were reported on Houston streets between January-March 2015.

About 150 flooding incidents were reported on Houston streets between January-March 2015.

Photo: Google Maps

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A flash flood warning has been issued for the Houston area until 6:45 a.m. after storms hit the area Sunday morning.

The National Weather Service issued the warning for Central Harris County as gauges at some locations showed 2 inches of rain per hour.

As of 5:30 a.m. Houston's downtown area has received about 1.5 inches to  2.5 inches of rain. The storm is expected to continue through 6:45 a.m., however, residents should be on the lookout for high water spots throughout the morning.

"As always, people need to be sure to not drive on water-covered roads, especially when it's dark outside," National Weather Service meteorologist Brian Kyle told Chron.com on Sunday morning.

The city will get a break from rainfall later this morning, with afternoon highs in the mid 80s, but the chance of rain returns in the afternoon.

Get an extended forecast at chron.com/weather.

Source : http://www.chron.com/about/article/Flash-flood-warning-issued-for-parts-of-Houston-11245312.php

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