Weather

UPDATE | Harris County Urges Residents to Prepare for Historic Winter Freeze

What is the danger? UPDATE: The forecasts have slightly shifted. Parts of north and northwest Harris County will be seeing freezing conditions beginning TONIGHT. The time to prepare is NOW. After sundown, driving conditions will become extremely dangerous and all travel should be avoided. • Wherever you are Sunday night, you should be prepared to stay there through at least Tuesday. • Take action now to protect people, pets, plants, and pipes from the effects of […]

Harris County Urges Residents to Prepare for Historic Winter Freeze

What is the danger? Bottom Line: • Wherever you are Sunday night, you should be prepared to stay there through at least Tuesday.• Take action now to protect people, pets, plants, and pipes from the effects of freezing weather.• Road conditions will become extremely hazardous and all travel should be avoided.• Residents should closely monitor media and the National Weather Service for updates to the forecast.  The Arctic air moving into Texas this weekend will […]

A Guide to Winter Tires with Tirescanner

Winter tires are pivotal for a number of reasons during colder weather, if you live in a cooler climate. Tirescanner are tire experts and allow you to purchase your tires online and have them fitted at local shops. We discussed winter tires with them before creating this piece. Why Winter Tires? Whenever the temperature drops below 7˚C (Celsius), all surfaces tend to become slippery, especially on wet surfaces. That is because the water is beginning […]

‘Extremely Active’ 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season Comes to an End

November 30th marked the official end of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season, which was one for the record books before it even officially started. The season produced 31 tropical depressions, of which 30 became tropical storms and 13 became hurricanes, including six major hurricanes. In all, 12 tropical cyclones made landfall on United States coastlines. Only Hurricane Hanna and Tropical Storm Beta made landfall in Texas. As the 2020 hurricane season comes to an end, […]

Heavy Rainfall Expected Through Weekend

What is the danger? Heavy Rainfall Beginning Friday Morning Will Continue Through Weekend: A strong system of thunderstorms will bring heavy rainfall across Harris County and the surrounding region beginning Friday and continuing through Sunday. Widespread rainfall totals of 2 to 4 inches, with isolated areas of 6 inches, are likely. High winds and hail are also possible. Street flooding will be possible in areas that receive the highest amounts of rain. There may be […]

30th Named Tropical Storm Iota Forms, No Threat to Texas

What is the danger? Tropical Storm Iota has formed off the western coast of Central America and is the 30th named storm of the 2020 Hurricane Season. According to the National Hurricane Center, Iota is currently moving west-northwest and could strengthen into a hurricane. Iota poses no threat to Texas.   What you should do: Hurricane Season does not end until November 30th. While Tropical Storm Iota will not impact Texas, you should still take time to […]

Record Breaking Subtropical Storm Theta Forms, No Threat to Texas

What is the danger? Subtropical Storm Theta has formed in the open Atlantic. Theta is the 29th named storm of the 2020 Hurricane Season, and this breaks the record for the most number of storms in a single hurricane season. According to the National Hurricane Center, Theta is currently moving east-northeast toward the eastern Atlantic. Theta poses no threat to Texas.  What you should do: Hurricane Season does not end until November 30th. While Tropical Storm […]

27th Named Tropical Storm Zeta Forms

What is the danger? Tropical Storm Zeta has formed southeast of the Yucatan Peninsula. Zeta is the 27th named storm of the 2020 Hurricane Season. According to the National Hurricane Center, Zeta is currently moving northwest as it approaches the Gulf of Mexico. At this time, it is unlikely that Zeta will impact Texas, but residents should monitor for changes to the forecast throughout the week. What you should do: Hurricane Season does not end until […]

Tropical Storm Gamma Forms in Southern Gulf of Mexico

What is the danger? Tropical Storm Gamma, the 24th named storm of 2020, has formed in the Gulf of Mexico. According to the National Hurricane Center Gamma is currently moving north-northwest and will bring heavy rainfall across the Yucatan Peninsula. It is unlikely that Gamma will have any impact to Texas.   What you should do: MAKE A PLAN Review your family’s emergency plan, including what you will do if you stay or if you evacuate.  […]

Harvey households with FEMA group flood insurance policies: Buy standard policy by Oct. 24

Lack of coverage may affect eligibility for future disaster assistance AUSTIN, Texas – Approximately 6,690 Hurricane Harvey survivors have been notified that their Group Flood Insurance Policy (GFIP) will expire Oct. 24. These three-year policies end soon, so policyholders must plan now to switch to a standard flood insurance policy to ensure continuous flood insurance coverage. Following the devastating disasters and hurricane season of 2017, FEMA purchased GFIP policies for thousands of disaster survivors whose homes were flooded. Part […]