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Fort Bend County To Begin Removing Flood Debris

  FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS — Fort Bend County residents affected by Hurricane Harvey and the recent floodwaters are hard at work cleaning out their homes and property after the storm. County Emergency Management Officials will begin collecting residents storm debris starting this week. The County will coordinate debris removal efforts for all unincorporated areas and […]

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Harris County Begins Debris Removal Today – How You Must Separate Your Trash

  The Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management (HCOHSEM) Emergency Operations Center (EOC) remains at Level 1 (Maximum Readiness). HCOHSEM will continue to monitor forecasts and weather developments along with the National Weather Service and the Harris County Flood Control District. What you need to do: Harris County Debris Removal Begins TODAY. […]

Power Restoration Update from CenterPoint – Saturday night

This update is provided by CenterPoint: Determined crews supported by sunny skies are bringing back the Houston area’s electric grid. As of Saturday afternoon, we’ve restored power to 878,000+ meters, so now 99 percent of our customers have electricity. Of the 14,000+ customers without power, about 6,000 are without lights due to extended flooding and […]

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Controlled Releases from Addicks and Barker Continue

HARRIS COUNTY (Covering Katy) – Controlled releases of stomwater from Addicks and Barker reservoirs into Buffalo Bayou, at a combined total of 13,300 cubic feet per second, continue as planned by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. These discharge rates have continued steady since Friday afternoon and will NOT impact additional structures downstream along Buffalo […]

Fort Bend County Pct. 3 Constable Wayne Thompson reviews the damage near Canyon Gate. Covering Katy photo

Evacuation Orders Lifted for Portions of Barker Reservoir

  RICHMOND (Covering Katy News) – Fort Bend County Judge Robert Hebert has changed the evacuation orders for some portions of the Barker Reservoir. Many neighborhoods within the Barker Reservoir area may still have hazards present such as flooded roads, fallen trees, displaced animals, and standing water. Residents should use extreme caution when returning to […]

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Katy ISD Does Not Expect to Have Make Up Days Due to Harvey

KATY (KATY ISD) – The Texas Education Agency (TEA) Commissioner has granted a waiver for up to 9 instructional days for Houston area schools directly impacted by Tropical Storm Harvey. While school districts are required to apply for the waiver, it is very likely that our application will be approved. We do not plan to […]


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 […]

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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 […]