What is the danger?

A Tornado Watch has been issued for Harris County until 4:00 p.m. today.

A tornado watch means that conditions are favorable for the development of funnel clouds.

What you need to do:

Tornadoes can form with little or no warning. Residents should take the following steps:

  • Listen to NOAA Weather Radio or to commercial radio or television newscasts for the latest information. In any emergency, always listen to the instructions given by local emergency management officials.
  • Be alert to changing weather conditions. Look for approaching storms.
  • Look for the following danger signs:
    • Dark, often greenish sky
    • Large hail
    • A large, dark, low-lying cloud (particularly if rotating)
    • Loud roar, similar to a freight train.
    • If you see approaching storms or any of the danger signs, be prepared to take shelter immediately.
  • In the event of a tornado, take shelter on the lowest possible floor of your home or office, preferably in a windowless room.
  • If you are outdoors, look for a low-lying, flat location.

Dear Houston-area Faith Community Leader,

What would you do if an emergency occurred in your worship space? Is your community ready to respond to a disaster? Does your community have a plan to keep worshippers safe while welcoming the stranger? What resources are available to help answer these questions?

The City of Houston Office of Emergency Management and Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston are proud to host Faithfully Ready Workshops throughout Houston now through April. These workshops will:

  • Explore best practices in emergency planning for Houses of Worship
  • Provide a template for writing a plan specific to each organization
  • Discuss city and regional plans for hazards specific to our area
  • Give some insight into the broader response networks and how to connect with them

Who should attend?

  • Lay and professional faith leaders
  • Day school staff
  • Building and Operations Managers
  • Anyone interested in helping prepare faith communities to respond to emergencies and disasters

Register now to attend a workshop near you at www.faithfullyready.org. There are currently two sessions scheduled in Houston, with many more to be announced.

Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, Kingwood

11.05.2015
1:00pm - 3:00pm
2929 Woodland Hills Drive
Houston, Texas 77339

Clear Lake Islamic Center

12.05.2015
10:00am - 12:00pm
17511 El Camino Real
Houston, Texas 77058

EVERYONE is invited from Kingwood and the surrounding areas to witness HISTORY as the communities unite causing the BIGGEST SCENE IN KINGWOOD TO PREVENT CYBERBULLYING!
Check out www.improveverywhere.com for examples of these events.

Date: October 24, 2015

Time: 10:15 AM - 01:30 PM CDT

Location: Kings Harbor, 1660 W. Lake Houston Parkway, Kingwood, 77345

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Date/Time Details:

Saturday, October 24, 2015
Part 1 - Kings Harbor at 10:15am
the event will start promptly at 11:00am
Part 2 - Scholarship Banquet at Lone Star College Kingwood
(Student Conference Center) 6:00pm - 8:30pm

Fees/Admission:

Banquet Tickets
$20 - Adults
$10 - Students
Tickets may be purchased onsite or at the
Kingwood Suddenlink office
4103 W. Lake Houston Parkway
Kingwood, 77339

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Volunteer Houston Fair 2015Event: Volunteer Houston 2015 Volunteer Fair & Festival

When: Sunday, October 18, 2015

Where: Sam Houston Park – Downtown - 1100 Bagby

Time: 11 am to 3 pm

FREE ADMISSION

2015 Volunteer Fair & Festival Highlights:

  • 50 Featured Nonprofit Organizations looking for Houston’s finest volunteers!
  • Prizes and Giveaways
  • Kid’s Fun Zone – Kid’s Halloween Costume Contest at 1 pm
  • Live Entertainment: Rocko Stedy, Charity Anne, Virtuosi, UHD Dancers and Dyess Trio
  • Houston Food Trucks
  • On-The-Spot Volunteer Projects
  • Houston Mayoral Candidates: Chris Bell, Adrian Garcia, Ben Hall and Sylvester Turner
  • Final Four & Houston Super Bowl LI Volunteer Sign-up

Please bring a new children’s book to donate to Volunteer Houston’s "A Visit from Saint Nicholas" book drive.

October 4-November 1, 2015

Drop off any size, new or gently used, coat or jacket to any of these participating locations:

Participating Locations

All donations will be distributed by HAAM

Hosted by the Northeast Houston Interfaith Council

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From ABC 13 Eyewitness News:

John Fegnolio

Tuesday, October 06, 2015 06:07AM

HOUSTON (KTRK) -- Today marks the 31st anniversary of National Night Out, an evening to promote crime prevention in communities across the county.

Here in Houston, as in other communities, neighbors are encouraged to do one simple thing: spend time with one another.

Think block parties, cookouts, and neighborhood walks. The philosophy behind National Night Out is rooted in building stronger communities side-by-side with our neighbors. It's about building personal connections.

Tonight, residents are encouraged to turn on their porch lights, lock their doors, and spend the evening outside with their neighbors, police officers, firefighters, paramedics, and other community organizations.

Organizers say that National Night Out is one of the easiest ways to strengthen neighborhood spirit and police community partnerships.

"There's no more effective crime prevention tool than one neighbor looking out for another; and communicating with the law enforcement officers that have to protect their neighborhoods," Houston Police Chief Charles McCelland said.

National Night Out Celebrations in Your Area

The Harris County Sheriff's Office says there will be celebrations planned in the following communities:

  • Amberwood HOA
  • Anderson Woods
  • Ashford Place
  • Atasca Woods
  • Atascocita Trails
  • Auburn Lakes
  • Bayou Landing
  • Bellmar & Northline CC's
  • Benwood Park Village
  • Berkshire HOA
  • Bridgewater CA
  • Brompton Square Apts
  • Camden Gran Harbor Apts
  • Canyon Gate @ Northpointe
  • Canyon Gate @ Park Lakes
  • City Of Houston
  • Coles Crossing
  • Copperfield - Westcreek Village
  • Cotton Creek
  • Crestwater
  • Cypress Meadow
  • Cypress Trails
  • Cypresswood HOA
  • Dyers Forest Heights Civic Club
  • Estancia San Mighuel
  • Fairfield
  • Fall Creek HOA
  • Falls at Copper Lake Apartment
  • Harris County MUD #230
  • Harvest Bend
  • Harvest Meadows
  • HCPCT 4 - Mangum-Howell Center
  • Heron Lakes Estates
  • Inwood Northwest Neighborhood Association
  • Justice of the Peace 2-1
  • Kashmere Gardens Super Neighborhood Counil, inc #52
  • Maple Trace
  • Matthew Ridge Apartments
  • Mayde Creek Mud
  • Meadow of Northwest Park
  • Millridge North
  • Millstone Apt Homes
  • New Hope Housing - Rittenhouse
  • New Hope Housing INC
  • Northlake Forest HOA
  • Northridge Park West
  • Northwest Park
  • Northwest Park HOA
  • Oakcrest North
  • Olde Oaks/ Waterford Park
  • Parkland Place
  • Peck Elementary
  • Ponderosa Forest
  • Preserve at Highland Glen
  • Ravensway Estates
  • Ravensway Howmeowners
  • Ricewood Village
  • Sheffield HOA
  • Silverglen HOA
  • Skyline Court Townhomes
  • Stablewood Farms
  • Stone Gate Sub
  • Stonelodge HOA
  • Super Neighborhood - Council #42
  • The Children's Assessment Center
  • The Meadowlands
  • Three Lakes/Pinecrest
  • Traces 2 Community Association
  • United Methodist Church
  • Ventana Lakes
  • Village at Cypress
  • Village of Woodwind Lakes Section 4
  • Wellington Park Apartments
  • West Lane Place Civic Association
  • Westfield Village
  • Westglen HOA
  • Westlake Community
  • Westlake Forest Community
  • Westlake Place Subdivision
  • White Oak Bend
  • Williamsburg Settlement
  • Willowbridge Sudivision
  • Windsong Community Improvement Association
  • Woodbriar Place TIA
  • Wortham Villages Comm Assoc
  • Wyndham Park Apts
  • Yaupon Ranch HOA

The format of severe thunderstorm and tornado warnings issued by NWS Houston/Galveston will change tomorrow (October 1st). The new format will describe storm impacts in short concise bullets within the body of the warning and in tags at the end. For tornadoes there will also be a tag describing whether the tornado is observed or radar detected. There will be enhanced wording used rarely for strong, generally longer tracked tornadoes. There is more information here:

Especially useful on this web site is the "examples" tab which shows example SVR and TOR warnings along with the new information that will be added with the new format. Although this format is new for the Houston/Galveston office it has been already rolled out for inland offices. The first offices adopted the new format on an experimental basis in 2012.

Download the PDF which provides more history of this new format and a link where you can provide feedback.

Montgomery Food BankFood Fair

Saturday Sept. 26, 2015 9:30am-12:00 pm

Grangerland Intermediate

16283 Fм 3083 Сопroе, тx 77302

This food Fair will bring Fresh Produce, Bread and Pastry, and assorted grocery products to this location to help those in need of food.

**Quantities are Limited**

Feria de Alimentos

26 de septiembre 2015 9:30am-12:00 pm

Grangerland Intermedio

16283 FМ 3083 Conroe, TX 77302

Esta feria de comida traerá productos frescos, comestibles surtido, pan y pastelería productos a esto lugar para ayudar a aquellos en necesidad de alimentos

**Las cantidades son limitadas**

Ride for the Bear

Date: October 3, 2015

Time: 08:00 AM - 02:00 PM CDT

Website: http://www.lindsayfoundation.org

Location: Leaving from: Harley Davidson of Kingwood, 111 Northpines Dr., Kingwood, 77339

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Date/Time Details: Saturday, October 3, 2015

Registration begins 8:00am

Kickstands Up 9:00am

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Please join us....

Mission Northeast is hosting a breakfast

Celebration and Recognition

Of our Law Enforcement and Fire Department

Community Heroes!

Thursday, September 17, 2015

7:30 am – 8:15 am

IMPORTANT – Please respond with

Number of Attendees to

Lynn at 281-354-1200, ext. 8211

(no later than Tuesday, Sept. 15)

MISSION NORTHEAST

22098 Loop 494

New Caney, TX 77357

(located just south of Community Drive and New Caney High School—east side of Loop 494)