Several inches of rainfall, rising water levels reported in The Woodlands area May 10 as Flash Flood Watch remains in effect

High water and flooding in the Greater Houston area have led to many school district closures on May 10, including in Conroe ISD.

High water and flooding in the Greater Houston area have led to many school district closures on May 10, including in Conroe ISD.

Updated 11:36 a.m.

Several inches of rainfall were reported in The Woodlands area from Thursday night through Friday morning, prompting a Flash Flood Watch from the National Weather Service that is in effect through Saturday evening.

Conroe ISD schools are closed on Friday and several high water spots have been reported around The Woodlands area.

According to the National Weather Service, South Montgomery County saw around 1-3 inches of rainfall from Thursday night to Friday morning. Oak Ridge North reported 1.08 inches of rainfall early Friday, and various spots around The Woodlands reported 1.25 to 2.07 inches of rain. Conroe and Spring saw the highest rainfall levels in the county, with 2.91 and 3.16 inches reported in those locations, respectively.

The National Weather Service said Friday that while its flood watch remains in effect, the day may provide a lull in dangerous conditions from rainfall before another round of storms hits the area Friday night into Saturday. An additional 1-3 inches of rain could fall between Friday and Saturday.

The Montgomery County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management reported several local waterways reached flood stage overnight Thursday. Office officials said they expected water levels to recede on Friday, and possibly return to flood stage late Friday night into Saturday as more rain and storms move through the area.

The office reported the West Fork of the San Jacinto River to be in a minor flood stage, and expects Lake Creek to remain in action stage until it crests and begins to recede Sunday morning.

Along Spring Creek, the Harris County Flood Control District tracked water levels several feet below the top of the waterway's bank on Friday morning. After 11 a.m., Spring Creek was reported at less than 6 feet below the top of the bank at FM 2978, 8.26 feet below the bank at Kuykendahl Road and 8.82 feet below the bank at I-45.

In The Woodlands, the flood control district reported high water levels at the Bear Branch Reservoir near Kuykendahl Road Friday morning, with water levels around 1.3 feet below the top of the bank there before 8 a.m.

Some power outages were also reported around The Woodlands area Friday morning. According to Entergy, 366 of its Montgomery County customers were without power shortly before 11:30 a.m. Nearly 60 Harris County Entergy customers were without power in the area southwest of Spring Creek between Kuykendahl and Gosling roads. CenterPoint Energy reported several dozen power outages in southern Montgomery County Friday morning in northern Spring, The Woodlands and Oak Ridge North.
By Ben Thompson
Ben joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2019 as a reporter for The Woodlands area and began working as Austin's City Hall reporter in April 2021.


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