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Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019
10:45 a.m.: Houston Dynamo offers first responders free tickets
Houston Dynamo is giving first responders free tickets to tonight's match, the team said in a Tweet Saturday. To claim their ticket, first responders just need to show a department ID or badge at the box office.
Know a first responder? Let them know they can attend tonight's match FOR FREE!!! 🗣— Houston Dynamo (@HoustonDynamo) September 21, 2019
They've been holding it down for us all week and we can't thank them enough 🤘
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6:00 a.m.: HFD conducts early morning water rescue in Huffman
The Huffman Fire Department worked with other agencies to save a man from floodwaters Saturday morning.
The man drove his Ford truck through a barricaded area and into water, officials said. His truck washed away. Firefighters pulled the man from the water. He was not injured, police said.
Friday, Sept. 20, 2019
2:02 p.m.: HISD cancels all Friday night football games
HISD said Friday night football games are canceled.
The following games are confirmed for Saturday:
- Northside vs. Milby Barnett 10 a.m.
- Sterling vs. Sharpstown Barnett 6 p.m.
- Houston vs. Morton Ranch Butler 10 a.m.
- North Forest vs. Brazosport Butler 6 p.m.
- Heights vs. Seven Lakes Delmar 10 a.m.
- Wheatley vs. Kashmere Delmar 6 p.m.
- Waltrip vs. Willowridge Dyer 6 p.m.
- Scarborough vs. Hitchcock Hitchcock 6:30 p.m.
- Furr vs. Hempstead Hempstead 4 p.m.
- Chavez vs. Clear Lake Challenger 1 p.m.
The following games will not happen:
- Bellaire vs. Clear Falls
- Westbury vs. Bay City
- Yates vs. Washington
- Lamar vs. Hutto
- Westside vs. Angleton
1:20 p.m. - Roof collapses at USPS North Houston Processing and Distibution facility Thursday
The roof at the USPS North Houston Processing and Distibution facility collapsed on Sept. 19, USPS said. There were employees in the facility when a portion of the roof collapses, but only minor injuries were reported, according to officials with USPS. Several vehicles near the facility were damaged during the roof collapse. USPS said it intends to resume regular operations in the building as soon as it is safe to do so.
The facility sorts mail and packages and provides services for our commercial mailers. Retail service is not offered at the facility and it is not open to the public.
1:15 P.M. - Harris County deputies capture alligator at North Shore Senior High 10th grade campus
Harris County deputies caputured an "unwanted visitor" lurking around the North Shore Senior High 10th grade campus.
Imelda brought more than just rain to the North Shore Senior High 10th grade campus! Great work by Deputy Batson, Deputy...Posted by Harris County Constable Pct. 3 - Constable Sherman Eagleton on Friday, September 20, 2019
12:05 p.m. - HCSO fields more than a thousand Imelda-related calls
The Harris County Sheriff's Office said it fielded 1,086 Imelda-related calls as of 11:30 a.m. Friday, HCSO said in a Tweet.
12:00 p.m. - Chambers County Judge orders curfew for Winnie-Stowell area
The Chambers County Judge ordered a curfew from 10 p.m. Friday through 7 a.m. Saturday for the Winnie-Stowell area, Chambers County Public Information Officer Ryan Holzaepfel said.
11:30 a.m. - Conroe ISD, Houston ISD school will resume classes Monday
Houston ISD campuses and offices will reopen Monday, Sept. 23.
WEATHER ALERT: All #HISD schools, offices are closed on Friday (9/20). All schools and offices scheduled to reopen under normal schedules on Monday (9/23).— Houston ISD (@HoustonISD) September 20, 2019
Conroe ISD campuses will be open on Monday, Sept. 23, except Caney Creek High School. Caney Creek High School will be closed for repairs on Monday, but is planned to open on Tuesday, Sept. 24, according to district officials.
All Conroe ISD varsity football games will tale place Friday night.
11:15 a.m. - 1,651 vehicles towed so far due to Imelda; number set to rise as roadway cleanup continues
Thousands of Houston residents were forced to abandon their cars after torrential rain from Imelda flooded roadways throughout the region. 1,651 vehicles have been towed so far as city officials work to cleanup roadways, Houston police said in a tweet.The number is set to rise as the cleanup continues.
If your car was towed, here's where to go to get it back.
As of 10 am: 1,651 vehicles have been towed from city roadways due to #Imelda. Tows of vehicles abandoned in medians, parking lots & off the roadways are ongoing. To locate a towed vehicle, please go to https://t.co/Mx8TfTzgQX or call 713-308-8500. #hounews #houwx #houtraffic— Houston Police (@houstonpolice) September 20, 2019
11 a.m. - Water rescues underway in Huffman Friday morning
Harris County Sheriff's Office deputies on the Marine Unit are conducting rescues in the Lochshire community in Huffman. Rain from Imelda deluged the area overnight, flooding some homes with more than two feet of water. Deputies rescued five families and several animals Friday morning and will continue to provide water rescues in the area throughout the morning.
Deputies with our Marine Unit are working with partner agencies to rescue folks stranded in their homes in the Lockshire community of Huffman. Staging area is in the 27200 block of Afton Way. #hounews— HCSOTexas (@HCSOTexas) September 20, 2019
9:45 a.m. - Authorities investigating after man found dead in ditch
A man was found dead in a ditch Friday morning in the 400 block of W. Mount Houston, Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said in a tweet. The circumstances of the man's death are unknown at this time but an investigation is ongoing, Gozalez said.
@HCSOTexas deputies responded to the 400 blk of W. Mount Houston. A deceased male was found in a ditch. The circumstances are unknown at this time. Homicide/CSU Investigators are enroute. I’m out in the field and will stop by. #HouNews— Ed Gonzalez (@SheriffEd_HCSO) September 20, 2019
5 a.m. - Over 150 tow trucks remove abandoned cars from Houston roadways
Flood waters from Tropical Depression Imelda forced hundreds of Houston residents to abandon their stalled or flooded cars overnight. Friday morning, over 150 tow trucks worked to remove cars abandoned on I-45 at North Main, a spot notorious for flooding, Houston police said. The lanes reopened just before 5 a.m. Friday.
Houston city officials said they will begin towing cars blocking public roadways as flood waters recede. If your car was towed, here's where to go to get it back.
5 a.m. - I-10 San Jacinto river bridge closed indefinitely after breakaway barges strike it Friday
The I-10 bridge at San Jacinto River is closed indefinitely after at least two barges struck the bridge near Channelview, Texas Friday morning, according to the U.S. Coast Guard. Both barges are still stuck under the bridge. Authorities with the Texas Department of Transportation said high flood waters made it impossible to inspect the bridge for damage this morning.