Houston Wins $9.4 Million for Flood Warning on Roads

The city of Houston has secured $9.4 million for the installation of high-water warning systems at 40 flood-prone sections of Houston-area streets to help drivers avoid dangerous flooding.

The award will pay for sensors, cameras and computer components at specific locations, along with warning lights and signs, set for installation this year.

During heavy rains, Houston area underpasses and roads in low-lying areas typically flood, leaving crews scrambling to respond and monitor locations, including barricading some streets.