Serious flooding in Houston, Texas, USA

A state of emergency has been declared in Houston, Texas, due to flooding after extremely heavy rainfall over a 12-hour period. More rainfall is in the forecast and flooded areas could increase. Public transportation has been shut down. There are power outages in the Houston metro area.

Advice For Travellers

Avoid travelling to the Houston area at this time. If you are already in the area, authorities are instructing people to avoid walking or driving through the flooded areas.

Authorities have asked people to stay out of the water due to the danger of snakes and ants.