Photos: San Jacinto River out of its banks

Photos: San Jacinto River out of its banks

Credit: KHOU

While the heavy downpours moved out before lunchtime Wednesday, more rain is on the way. And officials said rainfall in northwest Harris County and southern Montgomery County in the past 48 hours is draining into Spring and Cypress creeks. Both creeks are out of banks or near bankfull.

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by KHOU.com staff

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Posted on May 28, 2014 at 1:58 PM

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas -- Residents along the west fork of the San Jacinto River prepared for flooding Wednesday as water inched closer and closer to their homes.

Harris County emergency management officials said a flood warning has been issued for subdivisions adjacent to the river near the Eastex Freeway.

While the heavy downpours moved out before lunchtime, more rain is on the way. And officials said rainfall in northwest Harris County and southern Montgomery County in the past 48 hours is draining into Spring and Cypress Creeks.

Both creeks are out of banks or near bankfull, officials warned.

Street flooding is possible in the Riverside Crest, Northshore and Belleau Woods subdivisions. Residents were advised to secure their valuables and important documents by moving them to higher ground.

Some chose to have fun in the water, riding their bikes and ATVs on the flooded roads all while keeping an eye on the water line.

Harris County officials told residents to stay in their homes if flooding occurs, unless they are asked to evacuate.

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