Harris County Judge Ed Emmett has called for the mandatory evacuation of low-lying areas in the Houston area.
The ZIP codes included in the mandatory evacuation are 77058, 77059, 77062, 77520, 77546, 77571, 77586, and 77598. Anyone living in these ZIP codes are asked to be out of their homes by noon.
For the general population, the judge recommended they shelter in place.
In addition, the Mayor of Houston called for all area schools to remain closed on Friday and over the weekend.
Contra-flow lanes are not expected to open on Thursday, nor are their plans to open them on Friday at this time.
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