Initial Report: Severe Weather Potential (MON-1230)
The Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management (HCOHSEM) is currently tracking a series of storms bringing the potential for tornadoes, high winds, and heavy rainfall.
The primary threats from this system will be tornadoes and street flooding.
Forecasts are still uncertain as to both timing and location. The severe weather elements are expected to begin Tuesday afternoon with the heaviest rainfall occurring overnight Tuesday into Wednesday. Current estimates are 3-4 inches of widespread rainfall with isolated areas receiving 6-8 inches.
Partners are encouraged to closely monitor weather media as multiple watches and warnings will likely be issued over the next several days.
Go to the National Weather Service website for additional forecast information.
The Harris County Flood Control District is moving its Flood Monitoring team to Stand By.
The Harris County Toll Road Authority (HCTRA) is pre-deploying traffic control equipment and checking scuppers and drains for blockage. HCTRA is currently maintaining Level 4 – Normal Operations.
HCOHSEM has made preliminary plans to activate the Emergency Operations Center with selected partners at 1500 Tuesday. Currently, we remain at Level 4 - Normal Readiness. Partners should contact HCOHSEM via the On-Call system.
East Montgomery County Firefighters Annual Chilli Dinner
Date: February 27, 2016
Time: 11:00 AM - 03:00 PM CST
Location: Fire Station 155, 14088 US 59, Splendora, 77372
Fees/Admission: $5 ALL YOU CAN EAT, Children under 7 FREE
HAAM Food Fair
Humble Rotary Festival Fish Fry & Car Show
Please mark the date of our next CRTF Meeting, Friday, March 11, 2016, 1:00 p.m. at Kingwood Homewood Suites – 23320 Hwy. 59 North Feeder.
I am taking this opportunity to invite Humble Area CERT members to attend. CRTF (Community Response Task Force) is FREE. Our membership consists of emergency services, residences, fire & police. Go to our website for more information on CRTF group at www.crtf.org.
Our speaker for this meeting is: Frank Ciaccio from Bush Intercontinental Airport. He will be speaking on how emergency management and community are tied to a response before, during and after a disaster! There will also be two other gentlemen, from IAH, attending to help answer questions.
Hope to see everyone there!
CRTF Board of Directors:
Carole Chambers David Cramer
President Kingwood Medical Center
Leroy Harrison Philippe Cras
Vice President Homewood Suite owner
Chris Green Susan Cotton
Secretary-Treasurer LoneStar College - Kingwood
Active Shooter Lunch & Learn
We only have 50 spots left...Register Today!!!
This is a different world we are living in. Would You Know What To Do???
Join us for an information Lunch & Learn and hear from Chief Paul Willingham, Captain Daniel Hatfield and Sergeant Albert Lynch of the Lone Star College Police System as well as Rowdy Hayden Constable Pct. 4 on the Do's & Don'ts of an Active Shooter Situation.
Active Hooter Information Panel
22098 Loop 494
New Caney, TX 77357
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Only 70 Spots Left, Register Online
http://business.gemcchamber.com/events/details/active-shooter-lunch-learn-8665 or call the Chamber (281)354-0051.
Presented by: The Business Education Committee of the Greater East Mongtomery County Chamber
Free attendance and lunch for 100 Guests Only
Spend One Night in a Box So Homeless Families Won't Have To
Join us Saturday, March 5th for all night fun with friends on the field at Turner Stadium and directly empower a family struggling with homelessness.
Middle School and High School Students
- $25 Registration includes event t-shirt and soup kitchen
- Register at http://www.fplh.org/events-2016-cardboardcity.html
- Event begins at 3:00 p.m. March 5th, ends at 7:00 a.m. March 6th
- Live concert on the field
- Personal tesimonials
- Speak with local media
- Soup kitchen
- Breakfast Sunday morning
All event proceeds benefit homeless families through Family Promise of Lake Houston and Humble Area Assistance Ministries.
Humble Police Department's Citizens Police Academy
Taking a few more applications for the upcoming, Humble Police Department Citizens Police Academy. I have attached the form, fill it out, return it to Officer Peters or at the Humble Police Dispatch. (form saved as PDF and as a word document)
Learn more about:
- Judicial System
- Crime Scenes
- Ride-along and much more!
This is an informative twelve week class designed to inform the community about the philosophy and operations of the Humble Police Department.
- Applications are now being accepted for the next class that will begin February 18, 2016.
You do not need to be a resident of the City of Humble to take the training.
Registration will close soon, if you are interested submit your information today!
This is a great class and I highly recommend it to everyone.
Red Flag Fire Warning in Effect Until 6 P.M. Tuesday
What is the danger?
The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Red Flag Fire Warning for Harris County, effective Tuesday, February 9th until 6 p.m.
A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions will occur. A combination of strong winds and low relative humidity will create explosive fire growth potential. Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.
NWS predicts strong winds of up to 15 mph with gusts nearing 25 mph.
What you need to do:
Be careful with items that can spark fires.
Dispose of smoking materials in an appropriate container and ensure they are completely extinguished. Do not discard these items into any open area as they may start a fire that will spread rapidly. Do not dispose of smoking materials out of your vehicle when traveling.
Business owners and property managers should have appropriate disposable containers in areas where smoking occurs outside.
Do not burn brush or trash ever without appropriate approval.
Do not use outside grills or cooking equipment during these times. If you must, ensure you have some type of extinguishing agent nearby (water hose, bucket of sand, fire extinguisher, etc.).
Where you can learn more:
- Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management
- Harris County Fire Marshal's Office
- National Weather Service
For more information visit the Regional Joint Information Center website at www.readyharris.org
Houston Food Bank - Free Food Give-A-Way
Please note, those receiving food will need to bring their own bags.
When: Saturday, January, 30, 2016
Time: 9:00 A.M.
Where: Greater Pure Light Church
Address: 12330 Vickery, Houston, Texas 77039