WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The current forecast for the state includes the possibility of flash floods, severe thunderstorms, strong winds and hail as well as dangerous river flooding. The governor’s office noted that weather pattern may be "unstable and unpredictable" throughout the weekend.
"As a result of this directive, representatives from various state agencies have reported to the SOC [State Operations Center] and will continue coordinating the state's response to this weather event," the governor stated.
The governor deployed state resources, including rescue teams, to areas most likely to be impacted by the weather.
A local official reported on Friday significant flooding already taking place in Harris County, noting that numerous roads and bridges are impassable.
Earlier in May, five people were killed in major flooding in the city of Palestine.