Weather

Potential for Rainfall and Severe Weather Mid-Week

What is the danger? A slow moving cold front bringing rainfall and thunderstorms across southeast Texas Tuesday night through Thursday. Chance for severe weather including hail and damaging winds, is highest during the day on Wednesday, between noon and 9pm. Heavy rainfall in some areas could cause flash flooding. This could lead to rising water on area roadways and cause hazardous driving conditions. What you need to do: Residents should continue to monitor local media […]

AG Paxton Releases Statement Following Hearing on the Waters of the United States Rule 

Ken Paxton

AUSTIN – Attorney General Ken Paxton issued the following statement after his office asked a U.S. District Court in Galveston for a nationwide preliminary injunction enjoining the Obama-era Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule while the Environmental Protection Agency works to rescind “Legal action is well underway by the Trump administration to rescind and replace the rule while the EPA works to establish certainty across Texas and all states about what waters are subject to […]

Enjoy Your Morning At Home, Leave Your Car in the Driveway

Stay at home and off the streets this morning. Have a couple extra cups of coffee and relax under a warm blanket as we wait for this winter storm to pass. Driving is not a good idea this morning. Travel conditions remain hazardous across Precinct 5 and all of Harris County. The residual water from Tuesday’s precipitation has caused extensive freezing on bridges, overpasses and many surface streets, making travel nearly impossible across the region. […]

Maud Marks and All Harris County Public Libraries remain closed on Wednesday

Branch Manager Sylvia Powers, Harris County Public Libraries AGENCY The Maud Marks Branch Library will remain closed on Wednesday, January 17th. All Harris County Public Library branches and administrative offices are closed Wednesday, January 17, 2018 due to hazardous road conditions. You will not be charged late fees for items due either today or tomorrow (January 16,17). Stay safe and warm and we’ll see you soon! Jan 16 in General to subscribers of Maud Marks Branch Library

Winter Weather – Prepare with the 4 P’s

Remember to protect the “Four P’s”: People, pets, pipes, and plants. People: Keep warm, stay inside if possible. If you need to go out, dress in layers and wear hats, gloves and an appropriate coat. Avoid overexertion, as cold weather puts added strain on your body. Observe heater safety: Never place a space heater on top of furniture or near water. Keep heat sources at least 3 feet away from furniture and drapes. Never leave […]

Notice from CenterPoint Energy on Outages

Due to the recent weather and hazardous conditions, some repairs may take longer to complete than originally estimated. Be assured that our crews are working to restore power as quickly and safely as possible, and we will provide status updates as they become available. Thank you for your patience. See an interactive map of current electric outages: http://gis.CenterPointEnergy.com/outagetracker/index.html Update your power alert communication preferences: http://CenterPointEnergy.com/PowerAlertService The sender provided the following contact information. Sender’s Name: CenterPoint […]

All Katy ISD Schools and Facilities Close Due to Inclement Weather

January 15, 2018 – Katy ISD will be closed tomorrow, Tuesday January 16, due to extremely cold and freezing temperatures anticipated to impact roads and driving conditions. The District encourages all parents, staff and community members to continue monitoring local media and the Katy ISD website for updates on school closings, events cancellations or changes in the forecast.  The official Katy ISD channels of communication are: Katy ISD “OnTheGo” app Website: www.Katyisd.org Twitter: @katyisd Superintendent’s Twitter: @katyisdsupt Facebook: Katy […]

Winter Weather this Holiday Weekend

 What is the danger? According to the National Weather Service, there is a chance for rain across southeast Texas beginning late Monday night after the passage of a strong cold front. As temperatures fall early Tuesday morning, there is a slight to moderate chance that mixed wintry precipitation could develop. Despite the holiday, residents should be watchful of the forecast. Freezing temperatures are expected throughout the week. What you need to do: Make sure your family […]

DPS Reminds Texans of Winter Weather Safety Tips

AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) encourages Texans in all regions of the state to make preparations for winter weather as we enter the cold weather season. “While we’ve all heard the joke about Texas only having two seasons – hot and hotter – all Texans need to prepare now for the serious threats that the upcoming winter could bring,” said DPS Director Steven McCraw. “Every year, Texas faces the dangers of winter weather […]