These live beach cameras show what it looks like as Tropical Storm Nicholas approaches the Texas coast
Tropical Storm Nicholas is expected to strengthen as it approaches the Texas coast, threatening to bring heavy rain and floods. Tropical storm warnings have been issued for many of the state’s coastal regions.
LIST: Houston-area school districts, colleges and universities announce closures, modified schedules due to Hurricane Nicholas
Some Houston-area schools districts have canceled classes due to the threat of severe weather posed by Hurricane Nicholas. Listed alphabetically, these are the school districts and schools that have canceled classes:
Houston activates emergency operations center as storms move through area
With heavy rain expected throughout the overnight hours and into Thursday, the city of Houston has already activated its emergency operations center at the Houston Emergency Center. They did so at the direction of Mayor Sylvester Turner beginning at 8:00 p.m. Tuesday.
23 local fire departments prepare for possible street flooding, severe weather
Houston Fire Department has everything from inflatable boats to high water rescue vehicles strategically stationed throughout the city, ready to go if needed. Some of the equipment was already put into good use in the Kingwood area after Monday evening storms.
Harris County Precinct 4 Constables prepare rescue boats ahead of possible severe weather
Preparations for high water rescues are underway throughout the Houston area. The equipment may look a bit different from department to department, but the goal is the same, and that’s to provide help to anyone who may need it.
SNAP recipients can use food benefits to purchase hot foods, ready-to-eat meals in Texas
Greg Abbott announced Sunday that the Texas Health and Human Services Commission has received federal approval for SNAP recipients to use their food benefits to purchase hot foods and ready-to-eat meals due to the severe weather in Texas. “As we continue to recover from this winter storm, the state is ensuring that Texans in need have access to hot food to feed their families,” said Governor Abbott. “I thank our federal partners at the U.S. Department of Agriculture for approving this waiver.”SNAP recipients can purchase these foods at grocery stores that accept SNAP benefits all throughout Texas, according to a press release. Foods like rotisserie chickens and deli foods can be used by SNAP recipients. “These added federal flexibilities will go a long way in helping SNAP clients feed their families.”AdSNAP recipients can buy these foods until the end of March, according to officials.
SNAP recipients can use food benefits to purchase hot foods, ready-to-eat meals
Food like rotisserie chickens can be bought with SNAP benefits. Greg Abbott announced Sunday that the Texas Health and Human Services Commission has received federal approval for SNAP recipients to use their food benefits to purchase hot foods and ready-to-eat meals due to the severe weather in Texas. “As we continue to recover from this winter storm, the state is ensuring that Texans in need have access to hot food to feed their families,” said Governor Abbott. Foods like rotisserie chickens and deli foods can be used by SNAP recipients. “These added federal flexibilities will go a long way in helping SNAP clients feed their families.”AdSNAP recipients can buy these foods until the end of March, according to officials.
H-E-B adjusts store hours due to severe winter weather
New H-E-B in KerrvilleHOUSTON – With the winter storm events throughout Texas, H-E-B will temporarily reduce our store hours of operation at all H-E-B, Joe V’s Smart Shop, Mi Tienda and Central Market stores across the Greater Houston, the company announced Monday night. Here is the modified schedule:H-E-B – Thursday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.Joe V’s Smart Shop – Wednesday as early as 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.Mi Tienda – Thursday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.Central Market – Thursday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.Friday: TBD
How to help and get help as the winter storm causes power outages across Texas
City officials, local outreach teams and other organizations are providing warming shelters and support for people seeking help. Houston:Lakewood Church, the Gallery Furniture store and multiple other warming shelters have opened in the area. Homeless outreach teams from the sheriff’s office, police department, and homeless outreach groups have worked to provide rides to the warming centers. If people need help outside of those hours, they can leave a voicemail or email firstname.lastname@example.org. DFW:Dallas opened the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center as a warming center, where people will be provided with a chair, table and light snacks.
GRB to open as ‘warming center’ for those without heat, experiencing homelessness amid winter storm
HOUSTON – The George R. Brown Convention Center will open its door Sunday afternoon for those looking to escaping the winter weather. The GRB will begin accepting people beginning at 2 p.m. with the capacity to house up to 500 people if needed. Pets will also be allowed but will be kept in a separate area, according to officials. “BARC is here to set up some kennel space and have food and some basic care items for the people that come through our shelters with pets. They’ll be here to manage the area so the pets can you the facility and relieve themselves,” Rayne said.
5 tips to protect electronics before extremely cold weather
With cold weather even freezing temperatures on the way to Greater Houston, electronics specialists are reminding the public to prepare for the possibility of power outages and electrical surges. Invest in good surge protector power stripsOne electronic recommend buying a surge protector for appliances to protect from being damaged in the event of an electrical surge. Falling ice and falling branches could fall on power lines making this hazard possible, especially in cold temperatures. Surge protection power strips are your standard home surge protection here... You can put them in and around your house. Ad”Over time in Houston as your surge protector protects your appliances blast, after the blast, it eventually gets tired,” said.
Here’s what KPRC 2 reporters saw as Hurricane Delta made landfall in Louisiana and near southeast Texas
Hurricane Delta made landfall Friday evening as a Category 2 storm with winds of 100 mph near Creole, Louisiana. Here is what KPRC 2 reporters saw in parts of Louisiana and Texas as the storm pushed through:Lake Charles, LouisianaJenning, LouisianaPort Arthur, TexasGalveston
Did you catch the purple sky in Houston? Here are 7 breathtaking photos that you must see
HOUSTON – Several KPRC 2 viewers sent in photos of the purple sky over the Houston area Friday evening. Houstonians can thank Hurricane Delta for the spectacular views. In this case, low clouds (very low) and moisture from Hurricane Delta scattered the light so we see violet. If you took photos of the amazing sunset, please send your photos to Click2Pins. Here are some of our favorite photos that you shared with us:Sarah Goebel ManvelKittyShannon68 RichmondKittyShannon68 RichmondDKCaldwell Tiki IslandCourageAcrossTexas New Caneyaimeek97 Deer Park
LIST: High water being reported on some roads during Beta
HOUSTON – Here is a list of high water locations being reported in the Houston area by Houston Transtar. SH-87/ Broadway Northbound Between 4TH ST to SH-124 All Mainlanes Closed beginning Monday, September 21, 2020 8:30 PMSH-87/ Broadway Southbound Between SH-124 to 4TH ST All Mainlanes Closed beginning Monday, September 21, 2020 8:30 PMSH-35 Northbound At BELTWAY 8-SOUTH to FUQUA 3 Frontage Lane(s) Closed on Tuesday, September 22, 2020 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PMIH-45 GULF Northbound At TRAVIS Entrance Ramp Closed beginning Tuesday, September 22, 2020 9:00 AMIH-45 NORTH Southbound At IH-10 East/ Milam Exit Ramp Closed beginning Tuesday, September 22, 2020 9:00 AMIH-10 KATY Eastbound At Smith St/ Louisiana St Exit Ramp Closed beginning Tuesday, September 22, 2020 5:30 PMIH-10 EAST Eastbound At MONMOUTH DR 3 Frontage Lane(s), Frontage Road U-turn Closed beginning Monday, September 21, 2020 9:00 AMIH-10 EAST Westbound At MONMOUTH DR 3 Frontage Lane(s), Frontage Road U-turn Closed beginning Monday, September 21, 2020 9:00 AMCheck the latest traffic conditions here.
What’s the difference between a watch and warning, anyway? A hurricane guide
Whether you just moved somewhere that gets threatened by hurricanes often or you’re just an avid weather-follower, of course you want to be in the know. Latest track? Yes, there is some science jargon involved here, so some terms might be easier to understand than others. But regardless, we tried to break it down for you in a way that’s easy to read and digestible. For more information, visit this website from the National Hurricane Center and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, which provided the following definitions.
When it comes to storms and protecting your home, err on the side of caution: We’ll tell you how
But regardless where you’re located or what types of weather your region regularly experiences, it’s always best to remain vigilant. When it comes to hurricanes and big storms, there’s always so much talk about how to prepare the insides of our homes. Therefore, it’s always better to err on the side of caution, he added. “There’s nothing wrong with being too careful.”So, the next time a big storm’s coming to town, walk around the exterior of your house, your property or your yard. You could even turn this into a project, moving just a few belongings a day, leading up to the storm.