September 19 at 1:25 PMJust two years after the historic deluge from Hurricane Harvey, major metropolitan areas in Texas — including Beaumont and Port Arthur — are enduring another disastrous flood event.
George Bush Intercontinental Airport, just north of downtown Houston, recorded 2.08 inches of rain in just 27 minutes late Thursday morning.
The National Weather Service issued an online discussion warning of continued life-threatening flash flooding that will shift toward the Houston metro and Galveston Bay through the afternoon.
The National Weather Service in Lake Charles issued a rare flash flood emergency, taking the unusual step of including rescue information in their bulletin: “If you cannot get through 911, call Beaumont Police Department at 409-832-1234, or Jefferson County Sheriff Office at 409-835-8411.”
The National Weather Service in Lake Charles, La., which serves Beaumont, warned that “any additional rainfall will cause significant and life threatening flash flooding.”
Areas affected could include the greater Beaumont, particularly the southwest suburbs — with special emphasis on Fannet, Winnie, and Taylor Landing.
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