Weather

Harris County Residents Urged to Monitor Weather

Harris County Flood Control District (HCFCD):   Harris County residents are urged to monitor the weather forecast and use extreme caution if venturing out into rainy conditions according to the current forecast. Portions of Harris County could receive up to four inches of additional rain especially south of I-10 as a weather system moves into the Gulf of Mexico and has the potential to impact the Texas coast with showers and thunderstorms.   As of […]

Residents Encouraged to Be Prepared for Severe Weather Potential This Week What is the danger?

September 12, 2018 As we enter the peak of hurricane season, there is a slight to moderate risk for tropical weather to affect the Texas coast later this week. According to the National Weather Service and the National Hurricane Center the disorganized tropical moisture currently in the Gulf of Mexico could become a named storm later this week as it nears Texas. What you need to do: Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management (HCOHSEM) encourages residents to […]

Subtropical Storm Debby Forms, Not a Threat to Texas

What is the danger? The fourth named storm of the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season, Subtropical Storm Debby has formed over the north Atlantic. According to the U.S. National Hurricane Center, Debby poses no threat to land and is expected to dissipate in a few days. What you need to do: Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management (HCOHSEM) reminds residents that hurricane season is underway and all those living along the Texas Gulf […]

Stormy Weather Can Develop Rapidly During the Summer Harris County Offers Safety Tips

(Houston, TX) – High humidity and warm temperatures in our region are key ingredients for severe weather during the summer months. According to the National Weather Service, the biggest threats associated with most thunderstorms are lighting and flash floods. The Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management (HCOHSEM) offers the following safety tips to stay safe this summer. During thunder and lightning When thunder roars, go indoors. Find a safe, enclosed shelter. The main lightning safety […]

Heavy Rainfall Possible Across Harris County

Harris County residents should prepare for possible heavy rainfall over the next few days as a system moves onshore over the Texas coast. The average rainfall in Harris County is expected to be 3-6 inches, with isolated higher amounts. Showers and thunderstorms with locally heavy rainfall are expected Monday morning through Thursday as the system moves through the area. The Addicks and Barker Reservoirs floodgates were closed in preparation of the rainfall Sunday morning. Harris […]

Sen. Cruz Urges All Texans to Be Prepared as 2018 Hurricane Season Begins

‘Taking common sense steps to protect our communities is critical to saving lives’ HOUSTON, Texas – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) issued the following statement recognizing the beginning of the 2018 hurricane season and urging Texans to take advantage of all hurricane and storm preparation resources. “Last year Hurricane Harvey caused unprecedented damage to our Gulf Coast communities,” Sen. Cruz said. “While we continue efforts to rebuild we must also take all steps necessary to prepare for the next hurricane […]

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 […]