Weather

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 […]

UPDATE: INFORMATION ON RED CROSS FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM  

On September 21, the Red Cross plans to launch a single website where severely impacted households from 39 Texas counties can apply for $400. We expect the website to have sufficient capacity to handle all registrations; applications will not be accepted through any other website or phone number. Registration will remain open until October 10. Full information: Please see below for details and a FAQ on the program: https://redcrosschat.org/2017/09/15/hurricane-harvey-financial-assistance/ http://www.redcross.org/news/article/Financial-Assistance-for-Qualified-Households-After-Harvey

Texas DSHS mosquito control update – Sept. 18, 2017

The Texas Department of State Health Services is providing an update on aerial mosquito spraying operations after Hurricane Harvey. DSHS is working with counties that have requested assistance with mosquito control to coordinate spraying by two state contractors and federal support through FEMA and the U.S. Air Force Reserve. Flight operations treated about 498,000 acres over Chambers, Harris, Liberty, Montgomery, Walker and Waller counties last night. Crews will be up tonightspraying over portions of Austin, Harris, […]