Weather

Tropical Storms Teddy and Vicky Form, No Threat to Texas

September 14, 2020 What is the danger? Tropical Storm Teddy, the 19th named storm of 2020, and Tropical Storm Vicky, the 20th storm, have formed in the Atlantic Ocean. Teddy and Vicky pose no threat to Texas. Teddy is currently moving west-northwest, according to the National Hurricane Center (NHC), and is expected to increase to hurricane strength in the next few days. Vicky is currently moving northwest, and is expected to degenerate by Thursday. TROPICAL STORM […]

Excessive Heat Warning Issued for Harris County Until 8 p.m.

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued an Excessive Heat Warning for Harris County until to 8 p.m. today. Dangerously hot conditions with heat index values of 113 to 117 degrees will be possible. Extreme heat and humidity will increase the chance of heat-related illness and everyone should take precautions to avoid exhaustion. What you should do: STAY COOL! Keep your body temperature cool to avoid heat-related illness. Always remember to LOOK BEFORE YOU LOCK for children and pets […]

Hurricane Laura Makes Landfall Overnight, Residents Can Return to Homes (Thursday, 8:30 a.m.)

Hurricane Laura made landfall in Louisiana overnight and there were minimal weather impacts to Harris County. Now that the threat has passed, residents who evacuated are free to safely return to their homes. We appreciate that warnings were taken seriously and that people reacted so quickly. While we were unscathed, Laura has hit our friends in Louisiana hard. Those who can and want to help should donate funds to the American Red Cross and other reputable relief […]

Sen. Cruz Issues Statement on Hurricane Laura and Preparedness Resources

“Hurricane Laura is a serious storm. It’s expected to move quickly as a Category 4 storm. Forecasters are expecting high winds, especially in East Texas, and a storm surge of at least 10 feet in some areas which could result in flash and urban flooding,” Sen. Cruz said. “As Texans prepare for the impact from Hurricane Laura, I’m urging all Texans in the path of the storm to heed warnings from local officials, know your […]

Residents Face Double Threat from Hurricane Laura and COVID-19

Now is NOT the Time to Stop Wearing Masks and Practicing Social Distancing  Houston – Hurricane Laura is expected to make landfall early Thursday morning on the Texas or Louisiana coast. That would normally be enough to make us anxious, but after months of coping with a Pandemic, it can feel overwhelming. However, we can’t afford to let our guard down regarding COVID-19. So prepare for the storm while protecting yourself and your family from the […]

Voluntary Evacuation For Zip Zones A and B in Harris County (Tuesday, 7:00 p.m.)

This afternoon, Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo and local jurisdictions ordered voluntary evacuations of coastal Harris County communities in anticipation of Hurricane Laura impacts. This voluntary evacuation order is currently in effect. Residents in the updated list of zip codes below should consider evacuating: EVACUATION ZIP ZONES (*n=north; s=south) Zip Zone A 77058s, 77586 Zip Zone B 77058n, 77059, 77062, 77507, 77520, 77523, 77546n, 77571, 77598 Zip code 77546s is NOT included in these evacuation […]

Three years later, Hurricane Harvey communities better prepared

On the night of Aug. 25, 2017, Hurricane Harvey roared into Texas as a Category 4 hurricane leaving a path of devastation in its wake. Three years later, work to repair Harvey’s damage remains, but with great determination and perseverance, Texas communities have made strong progress in their recovery. Harvey is the second-costliest U.S. natural disaster — only Hurricane Katrina that struck the Gulf Coast in 2005 caused more damage. Although the damage estimates are […]

Harris County Residents Should Act Now to Prepare for Laura (Tuesday, 10:00 a.m.)

Hurricane Laura has entered the Gulf of Mexico and models place the Texas coast in the storm’s path. Harris County residents near the coast should make preparations now to ensure the safety of life and property. While tracks will likely continue to shift slightly over the next two days, residents should be ready to act on their hurricane plans within the next 24 hours. More information will be available throughout today. It is vital that […]

Hurricane Local Statement issued August 24 at 4:​12​PM CDT by NWS Houston – Galveston

This product covers Southeast Texas **CENTER OF LAURA PASSING NEAR THE ISLE OF YOUTH. WILL THREATEN NORTHWESTERN GULF COAST MIDWEEK.** NEW INFORMATION ————— * CHANGES TO WATCHES AND WARNINGS: – A Hurricane Watch has been issued for Southern Liberty – A Storm Surge Watch and Hurricane Watch have been issued for Chambers and Galveston Island and Bolivar Peninsula – A Tropical Storm Watch has been issued for Inland Galveston, Inland Harris, Montgomery, Northern Liberty, Polk, […]

UPDATE: Tropical Storm Laura (Sunday, 5:00pm)

What is the danger? Tropical Storm Laura is expected to enter the Gulf of Mexico early this week, intensifying into a hurricane. Strong winds and storm surge are possible for coastal areas of southeast Texas as early as Wednesday morning. The forecast will continue to change over the coming days. Residents are encouraged to closely monitor developments through trusted media sources and prepare for tropical weather. What you should do: It is important to ACT […]