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City Returning to Business As Usual Status Following Nicholas

The predicted path of Tropical Storm Nicholas at 10 a.m. Monday (Courtesy National Weather Service)

NOTE: This story will be updated as events warrant. By George Slaughter Mayor Bill Hastings said things in the City of Katy are returning back to normal following the arrival and passage of Hurricane Nicholas early Tuesday morning. “Together we have survived another weather event,” Hastings said in a statement. “We are thankful for minimal impacts from Tropical Storm-Hurricane Nicholas and will be moving forward today with business as usual.” Hastings said the city is […]

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 […]