Feds Target Price Gougers and other Storm Related Illegal Activity

Authorities Announce Formation of Working Group to Fight Hurricane Harvey-Related Illegal Activity HOUSTON – Representatives from numerous federal and state law enforcement agencies have formed a working group to investigate and prosecute illegal activity related to Hurricane Harvey. Acting U.S. Attorney Abe Martinez made the announcement along with Acting U.S. Attorney Corey R. Amundson of […]

Courtesy METRO

Park and Ride Service to Resume Tuesday

An Update from METRO: Park & Ride will resume Tuesday, Sep. 5. HOV/ HOT lanes are still being evaluated for service. METROLift service is available for customers in need of medically necessary transportation as well as other life sustaining needs. Due to uncertain road conditions, it is still possible METROLift will not be able to […]

Comcast Implements Aggressive Restoration in Affected Areas

 Comcast is a Covering Katy sponsor and we are happy to provide this message from them. Hundreds of additional technicians arrive to provide assistance HOUSTON (Covering Katy News) – Comcast’s maintenance technicians are working in all areas where power has been restored and roads are accessible. This includes areas in Brazoria, Chambers, Galveston, Fort Bend, Harris, […]

Katy's newest Walmart at 22850 Morton Ranch Road. Courtesy Walmart

Walmart and the Walmart Foundation Announce up to $20 million toward Hurricane Harvey Relief and Recovery

  Walmart will donate up to $10 million in cash and product to match customer donations two to one.   HOUSTON, Aug. 30, 2017 – Walmart and the Walmart Foundation have committed up to $20 million in support of relief efforts in response to the severe weather impacting the Gulf region. This includes $10 million focused […]

Comcast Temporarily Suspends Operations

  More than 53,000 XFINITY WiFi Hotspots Open to Aid Residents and Emergency Personnel HOUSTON (Covering Katy News) – At Comcast, safety is our top priority. We are continuing to suspend  operations until local emergency management agencies deem it safe to be on the roads. Restoration crews remain on stand-by.  Once clearance is granted, Comcast’s […]

Storm Clouds Over Katy, Lauren Johnson photo

Fort Bend County Evacuation Locations

  Mandatory Evacuations FBC Levee Improvement District (LID) #6; Dell Webb-Richmond, Veranda, Williams Ranch FBC LID #7; Autumn Ridge, Blakely Bend, Clayton’s Bend, Foster’s Green, High Meadows, Lake Pointe, Meadowvale, Morningside, New Territory, Point Royale, Robinson’s Landing, Sanders Ridge, Spencers Glen, Stonehaven, Summerhill, Walkers Station, Wilkin’s Crossing FBC LID #20; Kingdom Heights FBC MUD #46; […]

Buffalo Bayou at the Barker Reservoir was almost over the Highway 6 bridge on Sunday. CK photo

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have Started Opening the Gates of both Addicks and Barker Reservoirs

This is a message from Texas Representative Mike Schofield who represents portions of Katy and Cypress in Harris County. By the time most of you read this, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will have started a controlled release of water from the Addicks dam (starting at 2 a.m.) and the Barker dam (starting sometime […]

Buffalo Bayou at the Barker Reservoir at Highway 6 in Houston - CK photo

Water Rising into Neighborhoods in Katy Area near Addicks and Barker Reservoirs

KATY (Covering Katy News) – Record and near-record rainfall this weekend in conjunction with Hurricane Harvey has led to unprecedented rises in the Addicks and Barker reservoirs in west Harris and Fort Bend counties. Reservoir outlet gates have been closed since August 25 as a routine precaution in advance of expected heavy rain. Roadways that […]

An Update from Harris County Emergency Management

Dangerous flooding event continues for the entire county. Multiple Watches and Warnings will likely continue to be issued overnight. A Flash flood threat is in effect until further notice, likely until at least Wednesday. According to the National Weather Service, six to ten inches of additional rain are possible from heavier rain bands feeding in […]