Weather

President Donald J. Trump Approves Emergency Disaster Declaration for Texas

WASHINGTON – FEMA announced federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of Texas to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by Hurricane Hanna from July 25, 2020, and continuing. Federal funding is available to the state, eligible local governments, and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency protective measures (Category B), limited to direct federal assistance and reimbursement for mass care including evacuation and shelter […]

Heavy Rainfall Beginning Friday Morning Will Continue Through Weekend

What is the danger? Tropical Depression 8 has formed in the Gulf of Mexico. Forecasts from the National Hurricane Center (NHC) and National Weather Service (NWS) are projecting landfall between Palacios and Port Mansfield sometime early Saturday afternoon. Tropical Depression 8 is expected to be upgraded to Tropical Storm Hanna on Friday. The system will bring heavy rainfall across much of southeast Texas beginning Friday and continuing through Saturday night. Widespread rainfall totals of 3 to 5 inches, with […]

Tropical Storm Gonzalo Forms, Rain Continuing Through Weekend

What is the danger? Tropical Storm Gonzalo is the seventh named storm of 2020. The storm is currently in the Atlantic Ocean off the northeast coast of South America. Gonzalo will continue moving westward toward the Caribbean before dissipating later this weekend. Harris County will continue to experience rain this week and through the weekend as potential tropical weather develops in the Gulf of Mexico.   What you should do: Harris County will continue to […]

DPS Reminds Texans to Take Extra Safety Precautions as Summer Heat Continues to Blaze Across the State

AUSTIN – As the dog days of summer continue and temperatures across the state top triple digits, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) wants to remind all Texans to take extra safety precautions, as the heat can pose an increased danger for at-risk populations — including children and the elderly — particularly in vehicles. “We know extreme temperatures place children at a greater risk for injury, and even death, when they are left unattended […]

Heat Advisory Issued for Harris County 11AM to 8PM

What is the danger? The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Heat Advisory for Harris County from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. today. Heat index readings are expected to range from 105 to 110 degrees. Temperatures will gradually cool down toward the end of the week, but the heat index will be near 100 degrees. Everyone should take precautions to avoid heat illness or exhaustion. What you should do: STAY COOL! Keep your body temperature cool […]

Top Reasons the Best Coolers Need to be Tough as Nails

The best coolers come with lots of features that make them stand out from other coolers. While the best coolers should be able to keep food and drinks cold for a long time, they should not be fragile. A cooler will not qualify as being a very good one if it is not tough. While this might not seem like a criterion for choosing the best cooler, the fact remains the best ice chests have […]

Heat Advisory Issued for Harris County Today, Through Weekend

What is the danger? The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Heat Advisory for Harris County from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. today. Heat index readings are expected to range from 105 to 110 degrees. The dangerous heat conditions are likely to continue through the weekend. Everyone should take precautions to avoid heat illness or exhaustion.  What you should do: STAY COOL! Keep your body temperature cool to avoid heat-related illness. Always remember to LOOK BEFORE YOU […]

Flash Flood Warning Issued in West Harris County

What is the danger? Portions of west Harris County near South Mayde Creek and Greenhouse have received 3-5 inches of rainfall overnight and another 1-2 inches is forecast. Minor flooding is occurring and roadway impacts are likely in areas near this location. What you should do: DRIVE SAFELY Never drive into high water and use extreme caution at underpasses and low-lying areas where water accumulates. Always remember to Turn Around, Don’t Drown! DO NOT DRIVE […]

Fourth Named Storm Dolly Forms in Open Atlantic, No Threat to Texas

What is the danger? Tropical Storm Dolly is the fourth named storm of 2020, but poses no threat to Texas. The storm is currently moving into the open Atlantic off the coast of New England and is expected to dissipate in the next 24 hours. What you should do: While Tropical Storm Dolly will not impact Texas, we are still in the early stages of Hurricane Season. All residents should GET A KIT, MAKE A PLAN […]

Third Named Storm Cristobal Forms, Possible Impacts Later This Week

What is the danger? Tropical Storm Cristobal is the third named storm of 2020. Cristobal comes on the second day of the 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season. The storm is currently moving over the Bay of Campeche in Mexico. According to the National Weather Service, it is too early to determine the specific track of Cristobal but residents should prepare for possible impacts late in the weekend into early next week. What you should do: We are […]