Office of Emergency Management preparing for Sunday storms

For the second time in a week, Houston is on severe weather watch and emergency management officials are getting ready.

HOUSTON - Just days after Houston was battered with rain and even a few tornadoes, Mother Nature is ramping up another round and aiming it right at southeast Texas.

"Tornadoes, hail, flooding, damaging winds, street flooding, heavy rain, that's a lot for us to have in one day," said Francisco Sanchez, with Harris County's Office of Emergency Management.

For the second time in a week, Houston's on severe weather watch and emergency management officials are getting ready.

Houston Police and Houston Fire are on alert.

Rescue vehicles are on standby in case they're needed after storms move in. Some areas could see 2-3 inches of rain in an hour, but where remains uncertain.

"We don't know where that's going to be, so someone watching this newscast will get the worst of it, but most people will not," said Sanchez.

That amount of rain in such a short time will cause street flooding, but Harris County's Flood District says the bayous should be fine. The County is set to activate the Emergency Operations Center at 7 a.m. Sunday.

"It will be a day-long event and people need to be prepared," said Jeff Lindner, with HCFD.  "Make sure those cell phones are turned on and able to receive those warnings tomorrow."

For the latest information on Sunday's forecast, download the KHOU 11 app or check out the KHOU Weather page here.

The KHOU Weather team will be tracking the rain throughout Sunday and will be posting updates on social media. Meteorologist Kailey Carey went live on Facebook with a forecast update from the KHOU Weather Center Sunday evening.

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