Update, 2:25 p.m.

Parts of Galveston County received almost 10 inches of rain on Tuesday morning, according to the National Weather Service.

The rain caused widespread street flooding and caused water to go into some homes in Texas City.

In a briefing this afternoon, the weather service said there were rounds of showers and thunderstorms possible over the next two days. Forecasters did not expect the same amount of heavy rain over the next two days.

In the same briefing, the weather service upgraded the chances that a tropical disturbance currently near the Yucatan Peninsula has a 70 percent chance of forming into a tropical storm in the next five days. 

Update, 11:35 a.m.

The city of Galveston has canceled Galveston Island Trolley service to downtown. All other Island Transit and trolley routes are operating normally, the city said.

Downtown trolley service will return on Wednesday, the city said.

Update, 8:55 a.m.

House flooding in Texas City right now is minor, Texas City Emergency Management Coordinator Tom Munoz said.

The house flooding has been reported on Meadowlark Lane and Edward Street, among other areas.

One elderly couple has been evacuated from a home, Munoz said. Emergency responders have performed about five vehicle rescues, he said.

Munoz advised against traveling in the city.

"Stay indoors if at all possible," he said.

Update, 8:45 a.m.

The National Weather Service in League City has issued a flash flood warning for southern parts of Galveston County until 10:45 a.m.

There is moderate rainfall in the Texas City area this morning, and some homes in the western part of the city are flooding, according to the weather service.

The rain will continue at a moderate rate for another hour, and then decrease in intensity, according to the weather service.

Texas City, Dickinson, La Marque, Hitchcock, Bayou Vista, San Leon and Bacliff will all have flooding, according to the weather service.

The flash flood warning expires at 10:45 a.m.

Original story

Overnight rains flooded roads in some parts of Galveston County, causing some schools to cancel or delay classes Tuesday morning.

Texas City Independent School District canceled all classes Tuesday, the district announced on Twitter.

The College of the Mainland campus is Texas City is closed, the college said.

Clear Creek Independent School District reported delays, but said the district is operating on a normal schedule.

Some flooding was reported on Hughes Road in Dickinson early Tuesday morning, but that road is now passable, according to the Dickinson Police Department. 

The rain caused some home deliveries of The Daily News to be delayed, the newspaper said.

Most of southern and eastern Galveston County was under a flash flood warning until 7 a.m., according to the National Weather Service in League City.

Some areas of the county received between 6 and 7 inches of rain on Tuesday morning.

This is a developing story. Check back later for more details.

John Wayne Ferguson: 409-683-5226; john.ferguson@galvnews.com or on Twitter @johnwferguson.


(7) comments

Ray Taft

9:24 September 11
No school buses for Bacliff Villas subdivision this morning. Streets are flooded and impassable by most vehicles.

Streets are very slow to drain off. Our storm drain system is in need of repair. The county is getting ready to work on it, but now it’s strained like during Harvey and more rain to come.

I saw on TV that the street in front of Hughes Road Elementary is flooded. They did not report if McAdams JH was affected too.

Early this morning DISD sent out a phone message that there are no school buses, but school is open. We are under a flash flood alert, streets are flooded, yet schools are open? So far, there was no mention in this story about information from DISD. Do they not have an information official?

johnferguson Staff
John Wayne Ferguson

Hi Ray, by the time I woke up this morning, Hughes Road was clear. I confirmed that with two sources. DISD said some students might be late, but school was on schedule. Thanks for the other information.

Robert Waggoner

More rain, flooding, and a lot more to come in a short period of time. Can anyone report on what has been done by cities and county, if anything, to alleviate the drainage problems in the county? Drainage lines, bayou's, are any other source that gets the water out to the bay.

George Croix

Ya know, an ineteresting thing about all this flooding and all the 'studies' to try and figure out some answers and how to get the bucks and whatnot.....
How about this...


It's worth saying loudly to maybe...maybe...get some positive action attention, or give a clue....

Bring them back to original grade/slope specs, get the culverts cleaned out so back to original inside diameter or at least closer to it and IMMEDIATE drainage improvements could be had with ZERO spent on 'studies', which can be done for the bigger projects while actually DOING something to alleviate some...some...drain and flood issues. This effort actually positive and cost effective versus sitting on B-hinds waiting for a 'study' for projects so big they might never get done anyway......

The ditches on this street were, I am told, last cleaned end to end around the 1950's.
I can say for sure that the one in front of my house was dug to spec in '91 when we built the house and hasn't seen a Gradall bucket since then.....
Co,mplain to the City?
I can't even get any interest in a FEMA neighbor who mows his backyard grass once about every year to 15 months, whether it needs it or not.....[angry]

Gary Miller

TC street flooding? Who is the idiot that closes the flood gate so a heavy rain can't get out to the bay? When the water is higher in Moses lake than in the bay the gate should be open to let water out. A bureaucrat going by the 'book' has flooded houses that should not have.

Gary Scoggin

I haven’t seen reports saying this was the case. Do you have a source?

George Croix

Gary, the other Gary said in a different post yesterday (?) that he rode down Skyline to the floodgate and saw the water higher on the Lake side than Bay side.....as I recall, anyway....

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