Wednesday Update on Barker and Addicks dams

State Rep. Mike Schofield (photo courtesy Mike Schofield)

Barker, Addicks controlled releases increase significantly; Flash flood warning in effect in Harris Co. until 7:15 this evening As of this morning, it is estimated that the Katy area received 31-35 inches of rain from Harvey. According to the Harris County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, there is a flash flood warning in effect in Harris County until 7:15 p.m. tonight. So, be careful, the flooding may not be over just yet. According […]

Help the Houston SPCA with traumatized animals

I will keep this short, but I wanted to update you on the animals that have been impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Most importantly, all the animals currently here at the Houston SPCA are safe and receiving loving care and comfort. I’m so proud of our staff who are braving personal losses of their own to get here and care for traumatized animals. Our rescue teams have boats ready to conduct animal rescues throughout the crisis. […]

Important Barker Reservoir Update and Flooding FAQ!

HCESD 48 FD / 11 hours ago August 30, 2017 Harris County ESD 48 Fire & EMS conducted almost 150 calls in the last 24 hours and approximately 336 calls since the beginning of the Hurricane Harvey event on Friday night, August 25th.  Fortunately, a large number of people listened to our warning and chose to voluntarily evacuate many of the low-lying areas that border George Bush Park which many don’t realize is also the Barker Reservoir. […]

Katy ISD Board Meeting Postponed

Notice is hereby given that the Board of Trustees of the Katy Independent School District has cancelled the Regular Board Meeting posted for Wednesday, August 30, 2017 due to ongoing hazardous weather conditions from Tropical Storm Harvey. The Board of Trustees of the Katy Independent School District will hold a Regular Board Meeting on Thursday, August 31, 2017. The Closed Meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Library at Cinco Ranch High School, 23440 […]

Government of Puerto Rico sends brigade of rescue workers to Texas after passage of Hurricane Harvey

(August 28, 2017 – La Fortaleza, San Juan) The governor of Puerto Rico, Ricardo Rosselló, arrived this morning at the Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport to thank and support a brigade composed of 15 Puerto Rican rescue workers who will collaborate in the recovery work following Hurricane Harvey’s passage through Texas. The group is coordinated by Abner Gómez, director of the State Agency for Emergency and Disaster Management (AEMEAD, per its Spanish acronym) and is composed […]

Links to check on Road Access

Public Information Manager, Community Services Department Linda Hudson, Harris CountyAgency Road Access To Check for road accessibility, visit Houston Transtar Traffic Map: The Texas Department of Transportation through its Drive Texas site also provides details on major closures and high water marks. Visit

FEMA Update

August 30, 2017, as of 9 a.m. Eastern Residents of Texas and Louisiana are still not out of harm’s way.  Do not attempt to return home until local officials say it is safe to do so. Continue to monitor the weather and follow the direction of state, tribal and local officials. First responders, federal teams and voluntary agencies are working tirelessly to help those in need through search and rescue, staffing emergency shelters, providing meals […]

Potential Hurricane Harvey Phishing Scams

Original release date: August 28, 2017 Tweet Like Me Share US-CERT warns users to remain vigilant for malicious cyber activity seeking to capitalize on interest in Hurricane Harvey. Users are advised to exercise caution in handling any email with subject line, attachments, or hyperlinks related to Hurricane Harvey, even if it appears to originate from a trusted source. Fraudulent emails will often contain links or attachments that direct users to phishing or malware-infected websites. Emails […]

FTC Advice for Helping Hurricane Harvey Victims

Share This Page Facebook Twitter Linked-In Tips for Consumers August 28, 2017 Tags: Bureau of Consumer Protection Consumer Protection Charity The Federal Trade Commission has information for people who want to help Hurricane Harvey victims, and for those who are dealing with and recovering from, its long-term effects. In addition to the important tips and advice below, they can find more at Wise giving after the storm If you’re looking for a way to […]