Weather

Risk Of Life-Threatening Flooding For Parts Of Texas Wednesday Night Into Thursday

Moisture from Hurricane Pamela is expected to reach Texas Wednesday evening and the result may be life-threatening flash flooding, especially within the Texas Hill country. Pamela is expected to make landfall as a category 2 hurricane along the coast of Mexico by very early Wednesday morning. Pamela is then expected to accelerate northeastward through Mexico and rapidly lose wind intensity. While Pamela is expected to lose almost all of its strong winds by the time […]

Tropical Storm Victor Formed in the Atlantic

The Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management (HCOHSEM) is monitoring the course of Tropical Storm Victor which formed yesterday southwest of Cabo Verde Islands. Based on current forecasts from the National Hurricane Center, Victor does not pose a threat to Texas. Tropical Storm Victor is the 20th named storm in the Atlantic Hurricane Season which ends November 30, 2021. HCOHSEM urges residents to check their emergency kits and review their emergency plans. Stay informed by following […]

Tropical Storm Sam Forms in the Atlantic

The Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management (HCOHSEM) is monitoring the course of tropical storm Sam which formed today. Based on current forecasts from the National Hurricane Center, Sam will not be a threat to Texas or the Gulf Coast. Tropical Storm Sam is the 18thnamed storm in the Atlantic Hurricane Season which ends November 30, 2021. HCOHSEM urges residents to check their emergency kits and review their emergency plans. Stay informed by following HCOHSEM […]

Tropical Storm Peter Forms in the Atlantic

The Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management (HCOHSEM) is monitoring the course of tropical storm Peter which formed today east of Puerto Rico. Based on current forecasts from the National Hurricane Center, Peter will not be a threat to Texas or the Gulf Coast. Tropical Storm Rose is also likely to form today near the African coast. Tropical Storm Peter is the 16thnamed storm in the Atlantic Hurricane Season which ends November 30, 2021. HCOHSEM […]

A Guide To Winterize Your Katy, Texas Home

Although Texas is a warmer state, Texans are certainly no stranger to bad weather. The town of Katy may not get cold very often but residents should still be prepared for winter weather. According to climate data, Katy’s hottest month is August with an average temperature of 84.4 degrees while it’s colder months of December and January can get down to 46 degrees on average. With more variations in weather patterns over recent years though, […]

Galveston Island Opens for Business after Hurricane Nicholas

Galveston Island Spared from Major Damage Galveston Island is poised to make a full return to business after withstanding minor effects from Hurricane Nicholas on Sept. 13. After sustaining minor damage, residents and business owners have cleaned up debris, power is being restored to residences and attractions are expected to open before the weekend. “Galveston was prepared for Hurricane Nicholas,” City Manager Brian Maxwell said. “City staff directed residents to limit travel around the island […]

UPDATE | Tropical Storm Nicholas Power Outages and Damage Assessment

The Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management (HCOHSEM) remains at Level II-High Readiness and continues to monitor Tropical Storm Nicholas. Based on current forecasts from the National Weather Service, rain and wind will be leaving our area before the end of the day. CenterPoint Energy crews and contractors are working hard to restore power. Residents are asked to call 713-207-2222 to report downed power lines. Due to smart meters, there is no need to report a […]

City Returning to Business As Usual Status Following Nicholas

The predicted path of Tropical Storm Nicholas at 10 a.m. Monday (Courtesy National Weather Service)

NOTE: This story will be updated as events warrant. By George Slaughter Mayor Bill Hastings said things in the City of Katy are returning back to normal following the arrival and passage of Hurricane Nicholas early Tuesday morning. “Together we have survived another weather event,” Hastings said in a statement. “We are thankful for minimal impacts from Tropical Storm-Hurricane Nicholas and will be moving forward today with business as usual.” Hastings said the city is […]

Heavy Rainfall Expected This Weekend

The Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management (HCOHSEM) is monitoring a tropical wave entering our area beginning late Saturday night and lasting into early next week. The National Weather Service forecasts widespread rainfall of up to 3 to 5 inches for areas south of I-10, with the possibility of up to 8 inches in areas closer to the coast. The biggest threat will come from heavy downpours that produce high amounts of rain in […]

Tropical Storm Julian Forms in the Atlantic

The Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management (HCOHSEM) continues to monitor the course of tropical storm Julian which formed today in the Atlantic. Based on current forecasts from the National Hurricane Center, Julian poses no threat to Texas at this time. Tropical Storm Julian is the 10th named storm in the Atlantic Hurricane Season which ends November 30, 2021. HCOHSEM urges residents to check their emergency kits and review their emergency plans. Stay informed by following […]