Weather

Rain may be on the horizon in the West as a pattern change raises hope for wet weather

Rain may be on the horizon in the West as a pattern change raises hope for wet weather The forecast would bring the threat of rain and mountain snow to Northern California early next week as a storm system dives in from the Pacific. AccuWeather Global Weather Center – November 12, 2019 – As firefighters continue their efforts to control blazes across California, there is hope on the horizon for some assistance from Mother Nature early next […]

Disaster Recovery Centers Open in Harris, Jefferson, Chambers to Help Imelda Survivors

AUSTIN, Texas – Joint state/federal Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) and a Mobile DRC will be opening Saturday, October 19 and Sunday, October 20 in Harris, Jefferson, and Chambers County to help disaster survivors affected by Tropical Storm Imelda. Recovery specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), local and state agencies will be at the center to answer questions about disaster assistance and low-interest disaster loans. They can also help […]

Texans Should Beware of Fraud, Scams Following Tropical Storm Imelda

AUSTIN, Texas – State and federal disaster recovery officials urge Texans affected by Tropical Storm Imelda to watch for and report any suspicious activity or potential fraud. As government agencies and charitable groups continue providing disaster assistance to Texans affected by the recent tropical storm, scam artists, identity thieves and other criminals may attempt to prey on vulnerable survivors. The most common post-disaster fraud practices include phony housing inspectors, fraudulent building contractors, bogus pleas for disaster […]

Harris County to Crack Down on Violators of Floodplain Regulations

Commissioners Court Empowers County Attorney to Pursue Litigation; Approves Wide Array of Short and Long-Term Flood Control Improvements in the Wake of Tropical Storm Imelda Wednesday, September 25, 2019 – Less than a week after Tropical Depression Imelda overwhelmed Southeast Texas with more record-setting floods, Harris County Commissioners Court moved to crack down on violators of floodplain regulations by allowing the County Attorney to fast-track cases without prior approval. The floodplain management enforcement measure authorizes […]

Cornyn on Tropical Storm Imelda: ‘All-Hands-On-Deck’ with Local, State, and Federal Officials  

WASHINGTON –U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) discussed Tropical Storm Imelda’s devastation of southeast Texas on the Senate floor today. Excerpts of Sen. Cornyn’s floor remarks are below, and video can be found here. “Tropical Storm Imelda made landfall in Southeast Texas last week and dropped a massive amount of rain all across the region.” “Imelda was the fifth wettest tropical cyclone in the continental United States, with some areas receiving more than three and a half feet […]

Harris County To Open Local Recovery Centers for Survivors of Tropical Storm Imelda

Today, Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo announced additional recovery resources available to survivors of Tropical Storm Imelda. On Monday, September 23, two Local Recovery Centers (LRCs) will open to provide residents an additional way to learn about various recovery programs that may be able to assist them in their recovery efforts. The Centers will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 9 a.m. to Noon on Saturdays at the […]

LIVE: Catastrophic flooding after Imelda unloads 3 feet of rain in Texas

LIVE: Catastrophic flooding after Imelda unloads 3 feet of rain in Texas Tremendous amounts of rain across region inundates homes, streets. AccuWeather Global Weather Center – September 19, 2019 – Catastrophic flooding from stalled Tropical Rainstorm Imelda endangered communities across southeastern Texas on Thursday as the system dumped more than 3 feet of rain in places, bringing back unwanted memories of Hurricane Harvey in 2017. And forecasters say final rainfall totals could challenge the record amounts left […]

Tropical Storm Imelda Reminders: High Call Volume at 9-1-1 Call Centers

Houston 9-1-1, Harris County Sheriff’s Office and other 9-1-1 centers are experiencing EXTREMELY high call volume during this storm. The 9-1-1 call takers are processing calls as quickly as possible in the order they are received. 9-1-1 systems are WORKING. Greater Harris County 9-1-1 Emergency Network (GHC 9-1-1) reminds residents during and following a storm, to only contact 9-1-1 for REAL life-threatening emergencies-such as rescues, police, fire, medical. If you need immediate emergency assistance, contact […]

Flash Flood Emergency in Harris County

What is the danger? The National Weather Service issued a Flash Flood Emergency for northeast Harris, southeast Montgomery and Liberty counties. This is an extremely dangerous, life threatening situation. Residents in this area are encourages to shelter in place and stay off the roadways. Flash flooding is in progress in Huffman. Since about 6 a.m., 6-10 inches of rain has fallen. Residents should closely watch weather conditions where they are located and be prepared to take lifesaving […]

Tropical Storm Chantal Forms in Atlantic, No Threat To Texas

What is the danger? Tropical Storm Chantal is the third named storm of the 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season, but poses no threat to Texas. The storm is currently located over the open Atlantic and is expected to downgrade to a tropical depression later this week. What you should do: While Tropical Storm Chantal will not impact Texas, we are currently in the peak of Hurricane Season. All residents should get a kit, make a plan […]