LIVE BLOG: Here’s what’s happening in the Houston area as severe thunderstorms roll in

HOUSTON – A strong, slow-moving storm system is moving into the Houston area this week.

The storm can bring flooding to our streets, streams, brooks and rivers. The Houston area also has a severe weather threat from damaging winds and hail.

Follow our coverage in our live blog below:

18:05 — Flooding on the north side

5:10pm — HISD cancels after-school activities

Due to inclement weather, the Houston Independent School District canceled all after-school activities and sporting events for Tuesday.

2:00 pm — Aldine ISD cancels all extracurricular activities

Due to weather conditions, the Aldine Independent School District canceled all extracurricular activities on Tuesday. Campus-hosted events, such as celebrations, concerts, and banquets, may continue at the discretion of the principal or may be rescheduled.

1:12pm — Galena Park ISD cancels after-school activities

The Galena Park Independent School District canceled all after-school activities and night school Tuesday due to weather conditions.

11:30 — Lake Houston gates open amid storms

Pro Tem Mayor Dave Martin announced to Lake Houston residents that Houston Public Works is monitoring the weather forecast for the region. The forecast of more than 3 inches of rain in its watershed triggered the opening of the gates of the Lake Houston spillway.

Property owners along the lake have been asked to take steps to protect property along the shoreline. Residents have also been asked to secure the patio and outdoor furniture as wind is expected to be a factor with this storm line.

According to a release, the gates to the Lake Houston spillway will continue to remain open to handle storm inflows until inclement weather has moved from its region.

Lake Conroe reportedly experienced significant rainfall overnight and is currently releasing a small amount from their reservoir, which eventually makes its way to the San Jacinto River over the next 24 hours, the release said.

10:46am – Road flooding reported in northern Harris County

Storm Chaser Houston reported flooding of more than 2 inches on I-45 and Tidwell Road.

10:06 am — Harris County District 4 Constable’s office deploys high water trucks

The Harris County Precinct 4 Constable’s Office has deployed its high water rescue equipment in anticipation of possible storms and flooding. The equipment includes two 5-ton trucks, two rescue boats and a Hummer.

Agent Mark Herman’s office is ready and will be here if needed. The Flash Flood Watch is in effect through Wednesday. Drive safe everyone. Remember, TURN OVER, DON’T DROWN!

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— Mark Herman, Harris County Police Precinct 4 (@Pct4Constable) May 9, 2023

10:00 — Flood Control District reports flooding in the area

9:51 — Harris County Sheriff’s Office deploys high water rescue vehicles

The Harris County Sheriff’s Office has deployed its Flood Rescue vehicles throughout the county in anticipation of possible flooding.

9:36 — Groundstop issued at Bush Intercontinental for all arriving flights due to thunderstorms

According to, flights at Bush Airport will be suspended until 10am and 11am at Hobby Airport.

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