The 14th Annual Harris County Citizens Corps CERT Rodeo will take place on Saturday, February 8, 2020 at Harris County Fire & Sheriff’s Training Academy in Humble, Texas.
CERT Rodeo registration forms and information can be found on the Harris County Citizen Corps website : www.harriscountycitizencorps.com. Go to the homepage and click on the CERT icon, then link to “2020 CERt Rodeo”.
Five Board Positions Are Open For 2020
People/organizations that are interested in serving on the board can mail in their candidacy by 11/07/19. Positions will be elected at the General meeting 11/08/19 and start serving 01/01/2020.
Tropical Depression Imelda Home Cleanup Hotline
A Home Cleanup Hotline for survivors of Tropical Despression Imelda will be open now through Friday, October 4, 2019. Call the number below for hep with home cleanup. As they are able, reputable and vetted rellief agencies may assist you and your neighbors in cutting fallen trees, removing drywall, insulation flooring, furniture, applicances, tarp roofs, etc. All services are free, but service is not guaranteed due to the overwhelming need.
To request help, call: (800)451-1954.
PLEASE NOTE: this hotline CANNOT assit with social services such as food, clothing, shelter, insuarnce, or questions about FEMA registration. Volunteers work free of charge and provide the tools and equipment necessary to complete the work.
For more information, visit: www.crisiscleanup.org.
CRTF Meeting Announcement for September 13, 2019
This is a friendly reminder. The monthly C.R.T.F. meeting for September will be Friday 09/13/19.
Our speaker is Brian Allen. Mr. Allen is the Director of Emergency Management for Gelena Park ISD and will be speaking on Standard Response Protocol (SRP) for emergency situations. I do hope you will attend this meeting.
Please remember that we meet monthly, 1:00-2:00 PM and at the Atascocita Fire Department. That is every second Friday of every month. May I ask you to please note the dates in your calendars for future meetings?
Have a great day!
Volunteers Needed for Video
I need 4-6 volunteers to play the roles of walking wounded victims at a mass casualty scene for a PSA video we are shooting at the Harris County Fire Marshal’s Office – Fire Training Facility in Atascocita. The time frame would be from about 8:00 to 11:00 am. Can you help me round up some people?
Lieutenant Jared Snell
Please share!!!! Pizza for dinner. Order this Thursday from Papa John's in the Summerwood, Kingwood, and Atascocita locations, and proceeds for the day will go to the family of the late Lieutenant Jared Snell. Please share with family and friends to raise funds for the family!
Training opportunity with Team Rubicon
Team Rubicon workshop
July 14, 2019
Homewood Suites by Hilton at Kingwood Parc
Non-Team Rubicon (T.R.) are welcome.
Those of you who are not already a TR member, but wish to attend can do so easily. Becoming a TR member is very fast and FREE!
Go to https://teamrubiconusa.org/mission/ and click on SIGN UP. Then put in the brief information requested. You should be shown or receive via email very quickly your TR ID. You need to put that number where you can find it easily.
After you have your TR ID, go to the internal TR website: https://rollcall.teamrubiconusa.org/ and sign in. First time users need to create an account using the link at the bottom.
Click on Training Opportunities on the left side of the page to bring up the Calendar of events. Click on July 14, and Service Project Lead workshop on July 14 with Robert Stevenson is shown. Click the icon to the left of the Event Name to register.
Not too long after you have registered, you will see an email from Robert (Bob) Stevenson that acknowledges your registration and provides a little info.
The contact information for Bob Stevenson:
Emergency Weather Information and Checklists
Winter Storm Emergency Kit
Before, During and After a Winter Power Outage - This visual guide, and the article that accompanies it, outlines how to prepare for one of winter’s most common problems: power outages. A winter storm kit can keep your family safe and warm and keep an inconvenience from turning into a true emergency.
Home Winterization Checklist
Home Winterization Checklist - Many people think of home weatherization as a complicated, expensive task. In actuality, just taking the easy, DIY steps outlined in this visual guide will keep your home protected from the weather and probably save you some money on your electric bills as well.
What’s Your Winter Weather Scenario?
Winter Scenario Damage - Whether you’re expecting freezing temperatures, winter weather, or strong winds, this flow chart helps you figure out what damage your home might suffer -- and what steps you can take to prevent it.
Winter Weather Flood Risks
Winter Weather Flood Risks - Most people don’t think of floods as a winter emergency, but melting snow and frozen soil can easily cause the water to rise outside and inside your home. Follow the tips in this graphic to reduce your chances of experiencing a disaster.
Winter Car Emergency Kit Checklist
Car Winter Safety Kit - From hazardous driving conditions to freezing temperatures, winter is a tough time of year for drivers and their vehicles. This printable checklist tells you what to pack in your trunk so you’ll be prepared for car trouble, an accident, or any other emergency.
Shelter Administrator Training
I am setting up a “shelter training” and need to know who would be interested in taking the training.
Many of our members live in different cities/areas, this training will be for everyone, in any area.
With this training, you will be a valuable asset to your communities. Training will be done by representatives from Red Cross. I do not have the date or location set yet, I need to find out if we have enough interest, in the training, before I set it up and make the necessary arrangements.
If you are interested, please reply back to me no later than Friday, July 13, 2018.
Winter Storm Warning Issued
The main forecast update for this evening has been to reflect the faster movement of the cold front, which is at a College Station/Crockett line as of 10 PM CST. Colder temperatures will begin to move into the area after 10 PM CST, with a mix of rain/freezing rain/sleet beginning north of a Brenham to Trinity line sometime between 12 AM and 3 AM.
Light to moderate rain with and behind the front will gradually transition to this wintry mix, with this mix spreading into the Houston metro after sunrise and reaching the coast after noon. Intermittent periods of winter weather will continue throughout the day, ending during the evening hours on Tuesday.
Ice accumulations north of Interstate 10 may range from 0.05-0.1" and south of Interstate 10 may be as high as 0.05". Snow accumulations may be up to 0.5" north of Interstate 10, with now accumulations over one inch possible north of a Brenham to Livingston line.
North winds will be breezy behind the front (10-20 MPH with stronger gusts up to 30 MPH possible). This will result in wind chills falling into the single digits and teens Tuesday morning in the Winter Storm Warning area. Additionally, should ice begin to accumulate, there may be issues with power lines at these speeds.
Note: There is the potential for bands of heavier precipitation to develop during the day tomorrow; within those bands locally higher ice or snow amounts will be possible. The farther north a band develops, the greater the potential for higher snow totals than forecast. The farther south, the greater the potential for higher ice totals than forecast.
- NWS Houston Galveston Phone Numbers: (281) 337-5074 ext. 234 or ext. 232
- NWS Houston/Galveston Webpage: www.weather.gov/houston
- National Hurricane Center Webpage: www.hurricanes.gov
- Hourly Forecasts (Click Your Location): http://forecast.weather.gov/gridpoint.php?site=hgx&TypeDefault=graphical
- West Gulf River Forecast Center Webpage: www.weather.gov/wgrfc
- AHPS Webpage: http://water.weather.gov/ahps2/index.php?wfo=hgx
If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact our office at the phone numbers listed in the Resources section above.
Melissa Huffman and Chuck Roeseler
National Weather Service - Houston/Galveston, TX