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Posted on: September 13, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Latest Update on Tropical Storm Nicholas

Tropical Storm Nicholas


A decision will be made later today regarding Tuesday service. Please bring your trash cans and bins inside once trash is picked up as they can block storm water drains.

CITY FACILITIES ARE CURRENTLY OPEN. A decision regarding afternoon programming at the Helen Hall Library and the Hometown Heroes Recreation Center will be made later today. 


The storm has repositioned further north overnight so it will make landfall sooner than expected. The storm's 60 mph winds could also strengthen. Our primary threat remains heavy rainfall, localized street flooding, and possible power outages. The National Weather Service has advised that 15 to 20 inches of rainfall over the next seven days is possible. Conditions are expected to deteriorate throughout the day with the heaviest rainfall occurring tonight through Wednesday.

There is a serious threat of widespread street flooding in the Houston-Galveston area. We are strongly encouraging our residents to be off the roads before afternoon rush hour today and to avoid driving at all this evening, overnight, and in the morning. One of the worst decisions you can make during inclement weather is driving your vehicle into floodwaters of unknown depth. It's easy to misjudge the depth of floodwater, particularly at night. Turn Around. Don’t Drown. 

City crews have been working hard to clear storm drains throughout the city. PLEASE HELP US KEEP DRAINS CLEAR to ensure our drainage system works as designed. It’s also important to secure loose items around your homes that could end up blocking our storm drains, and avoid parking on streets that flood

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