FORT BEND COUNTY (Covering Fort Bend News) -The National Weather Service predicts severe thunderstorms mainly between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. tomorrow, Saturday, April 13 in the Southeast Texas region including Fort Bend County. Officials caution that the storms may even accompany tornadoes or strong damaging winds, hail and street flooding.
Severe thunderstorms are officially defined as storms that are capable of producing hail that is an inch or larger or wind gusts over 58 mph. Hail this size could possibly damage property such as plants, roofs and vehicles. Wind this strong may break off large branches, knock over trees or cause structural damage to trees. Thunderstorms could also produce tornadoes, dangerous lightning and heavy rain to cause flash flooding.
Residents are encouraged to take precautions if necessary and monitor local weather reports before travelling around the area.
Additionally, keep the streets clear of vehicles/debris to allow safe passage for public safety and public works vehicles, keep the drainage system clean and protect your vehicle. Avoid traveling through flooded areas, and remember: Turn Around, Don’t Drown.