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Posted on: August 23, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Residents encouraged to stay off roadways, avoid high water

Residents of Deer Park are advised that the vast majority of the City is experiencing significant flooding at this time. Unless absolutely necessary, residents are encouraged to remain in their homes and not risk walking or driving through the high waters accumulating on both residential and main roadways.

 According to the National Weather Service and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over half of all flood-related drownings occur when a vehicle is driven into hazardous flood water. The next highest percentage of flood-related deaths is due to walking into or near flood waters. It takes six inches of moving water to knock over an adult, 12 inches of rushing water to move a small car and approximately two feet to carry away most other vehicles.

Additional information will be provided as it becomes available. Please report any safety concerns to the Deer Park Police Department at 281-479-1511.

Deer Park a “no wake” zone

Attention drivers – at this time, Deer Park is experiencing significant street flooding. Please be advised that all areas of the City of Deer Park are a NO WAKE ZONE.

 According to City ordinance, “It shall be unlawful for any person to operate a motor vehicle or a boat on a flooded street, highway, alley or parking lot, whether publicly or privately owned, in such a manner as to increase the level of floodwaters to a level which causes, or could be reasonably expected to cause, damage to other vehicles, adjacent real property, or improvements located on adjacent real property.”

Any person who violates this ordinance shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be fined in an amount not to exceed $2,000.00.

 Please report any violations to the Deer Park Police Department at 281-479-1511.

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