Stay Safe Houston Friends and Help If You Can

Those of us here at Stephens, Gatgewood and Associates, would like to remind our fellow Houston and surrounding area residents to please be extremely careful during this time. Estimates indicate that well over 200 billion gallons of rain has fallen since Monday, and though the flash flood watch has now been lifted, it’s still incredibly important to use caution when traveling throughout the city and neighboring towns. Many areas are still flooded, and more rain is expected.

Ways to Stay Safe

This has already been deemed the most significant storm to hit Houston since Tropical Storm Allison in 2001, and floodwaters may continue to rise in some areas. So it is incredibly important to continue using caution when traveling, by foot or car.

A few ways to stay safe include:

  • Avoiding driving or walking through high waters.
  • Even six inches of running water is enough to knock you over while walking, and 2 or more feet of water is enough to sweep a vehicle off the roadway!
  • It is often difficult to judge just how deep standing water is, so always err on the side of caution.

Organizations That Can Help

If you are in need of assistance, or would like to offer donations to those affected by the floods, there is a list of organizations that have already begun to help, on ABC News’ website.

About Your Spring, TX Dental Experts:

At Stephens, Gatewood, & Associates, located in Spring, TX, we proudly deliver modern, quality dental care in a welcoming, comfortable environment to patients and families throughout the community. Though we are located in Spring, we also welcome patients from Houston, The Woodlands, Tomball, Cypress, and all surrounding communities. To schedule a consultation with one of our experts, call Stephens, Gatewood, & Associates today at 281-320-2000. Se Habla Espanol!