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Five Things To Do If You Are Stuck By Imelda

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As a Houstonian,  flash flood warnings are unfortunately very common. Houston is prone to flooding and Imelda brings back remnants of what happened with Harvey. It is no fun having to remember the floods, the evacuations and the people affected by that tragedy. 

This is why The Venture would like to give some friendly reminders of what to do when faced with the weather inclemency. 

Turn Around, Don’t Drown. 

We hear this advice quite often, but at times curiosity strikes us. If you don’t know how deep the water is better not to risk it. This will save your car from drowning and it will save you time and money by not having to look for a car flood insurance. 

Call 911. 

Throughout the streets and highways you might experience structural flooding. If this is the case please don’t hesitate to call 911 and stay well put in a safe and dry area. 

If Your Car Floods, Call the Insurance. 

If your car has flooded, call your insurance immediately. Insurance companies might be overwhelmed with other calls so it is better to call ahead. You also shouldn’t start your car right away. It might be tempting to check if your car is still working but if you try to start your car while it has water in the engine, you might damage your car beyond repair. 

Seek Shelter. 

Here are some shelter locations for Harris County: 

Humble First Assembly of God Church: 1915 Farm to Market 1960 Bypass, Humble, TX, 77388
St. Timothy Lutheran Church: 14225 Hargrave Rd., Houston, TX, 77070

If You Must Go Somewhere Check the Radar

We really don’t recommend anyone going out, but if by some extreme situation you must go. Please check the radar, here is a link with locations experiencing high-water. http://traffic.houstontranstar.org/roadclosures/#highwater 

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