severe weather

City Clarifies Permit Policies following Winter Storm

By George Slaughter Katy city residents or businesses impacted by broken pipes during the recent winter storm will not need a plumbing permit for emergency pipe damage repairs, the city announced Friday. However, a no-fee permit is required, along with an inspection, for water heaters and all other plumbing altercations, including gas pipe repairs and replacements. The city said the requirement is intended to protect city residents and their properties. To check whether the damages […]

Severe Weather, Potential Flooding Expected Saturday

What is the danger? The Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management (HCOHSEM) is monitoring potential severe weather beginning Saturday that could cause flooding in the region. The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Flash Flood Watch for Harris County from 4:00 a.m. Saturday through 7:00 p.m. Saturday evening. According to the NWS, a complex of thunderstorms is expected to move from west to east across Harris County beginning Saturday morning through Saturday evening. […]

Severe Weather, Strong Winds Expected Overnight Friday

What is the danger? According to the National Weather Service, severe weather is expected across southeast Texas Friday night and early Saturday as a cold front moves through the area. Thunderstorms, strong winds, isolated tornadoes, hail and lightning are possible with this system. However, the majority of the event will take place after dark, likely between 10:00 pm Friday and 1:00 am Saturday. This is a fast moving system that will provide less warning time for […]