Are You Ready? Perfecting Your Hurricane Plan in a Post-Harvey World  

HOUSTON, Texas (June 4, 2018) –– In the aftermath of Harvey, the arrival of hurricane season is undoubtedly stoking some trepidation from Houstonians still reeling from last year’s unprecedented storm, but there’s no reason to panic if you have a proper plan in place. While June 1 marked the official start of Hurricane Season, the Gulf of Mexico has already seen its first named storm, Subtropical Storm Alberto, which made landfall last week on the Florida coast, […]

Subtropical Storm Alberto Forms, Not a Threat to Texas

What is the danger? The first named storm of the 2018 Hurricane Season, Subtropical Storm Alberto, has formed in the eastern Gulf Coast, but is not a threat to Texas.   What you need to do: While Subtropical Storm Alberto will not impact Texas, the start of Hurricane Season is less than a week away on June 1st. All residents should have a plan for tropical weather. If you live in an evacuation zone and will need assistance […]

Animal Legislation Group Urges Pet Owners to Make Plan for Pets in Advance of Hurricane Season  

Austin, TX – May 24, 2018 – Hurricane season officially begins in just a few days, and one statewide organization is urging pet owners to make sure their evacuation plans include a plan for their pets. The Texas Humane Legislation Network said Texas pet owners, especially those living in hurricane- and flood-prone areas, need to take their pets into account when devising a plan for hurricane season, which begins June 1 and goes through the […]

Tropical System Moving into the Gulf Not Expected to Impact Texas

What is the danger? The National Hurricane Center is monitoring a tropical disturbance in the Caribbean that is expected to move into the Gulf of Mexico later this week. Currently, it has a 40 percent chance of developing into a tropical depression or Tropical Storm “Alberto” over the next five days. There is low concern to our area, but everyone should monitor the weather over the Memorial Day weekend in case anything changes. What you […]

Fort Bend County Judge Proclaims Hurricane Preparedness Week  

Judge Robert Hebert, Fort Bend County Judge

FORT BEND COUNTY, TX – On May 1, 2018 Fort Bend County Judge Bob Hebert proclaimed the week of May 6 – May 12, 2018 as Hurricane Preparedness Week. Hurricane season officially begins June 1st and continues through November 30th.  As we enter the 2018 hurricane season, it is critical that everyone in our area becomes more knowledgeable about hurricanes and hurricane preparedness. During this week, citizens are encouraged to begin to plan and prepare […]

DPS Reminds Texans to Prepare for Hurricane Season Now  

AUSTIN – With the hurricane season less than one month away, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) urges all Texans to use Hurricane Preparedness Week to learn how to protect themselves and their families from hurricanes and tropical storms. Hurricane season starts June 1 and continues through Nov. 30. “Hurricane season is unpredictable, and as we saw last year with Hurricane Harvey, these powerful storms can cause dangerous conditions and leave behind major devastation,” said Texas […]

Harris County Encourages Residents to Prepare Ahead of Hurricane Season Hurricane Preparedness Week, May 6-12  

(Houston, TX) – Harris County Commissioners Court has designated May 6-12, 2018 as Hurricane Preparedness Week. This year, Commissioners Court presented the Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management (HCOHSEM) and representatives from the Texas Gulf Coast Regional Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (TGCR VOAD) with a proclamation for their efforts to promote preparedness during hurricane season. “Our ability to collaborate before, during and after a crisis is a major strength in our […]

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. […]