Of course, "shelter-in-place" is the best way to weather Tropical Storm Bill or other similar hurricanes and tropical storms. But if you MUST be out on the roads, please check the state of the bayous FIRST. Harris County has stationed flood guage monitors in all our local bayous. The Harris County Flood Warning System website shows this information live and in real time. Just find the closes monitor, and toggle between the rain guage and the flood guage. Of course, there is no way to predict exactly where the torrential rain is going to pile up. But with this tool, you can tell if your local bayou is out of its banks and when it returns to normal. Stay safe, people!