City of Katy Office of Emergency Management

City of Katy Office of Emergency Management The City of Katy Office of Emergency Management is responsible for handling the monitoring, informing and coordination of emergency situations in the City of Katy.

The City of Katy Office of Emergency Management (OEM) official site for planning, preparedness, mitigation & recovery notifications and information for the residents & businesses of the City limits.

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A cold front approaching Katy late Monday into Tuesday will enhance the development of showers and thunderstorms, increa...
07/19/2021

A cold front approaching Katy late Monday into Tuesday will enhance the development of showers and thunderstorms, increasing rainfall totals during the next few days. There is a Marginal risk for excessive rainfall for Monday and Tuesday.

A cold front approaching Katy late Monday into Tuesday will enhance the development of showers and thunderstorms, increasing rainfall totals during the next few days. There is a Marginal risk for excessive rainfall for Monday and Tuesday.

Yesterday the Official - City of Katy Public Safety departments were invited to participate in an emergency responder fo...
07/15/2021
Henry Gaw on Twitter

Yesterday the Official - City of Katy Public Safety departments were invited to participate in an emergency responder forum. Katy Police Department, Katy Fire Department, and City of Katy Office of Emergency Management participated in the informational presentation and discussion sessions. We'd like to thank Katy ISD Police Department Chief Henry Gaw and his Office of Emergency Management Staff for putting together this wonderful and important event.

“A big thank you to the agencies that joined us today for our First Responder Forum. And thanks for the support from Supt Gregorski, @LeslieHaack9 and @Ted_Vierling. Looking forward to our continued partnership in maintaining safety & security for the @katyisd community.”

Significant Weather Advisory for Katy until 3:45 PMThere is a line of strong thunderstorms along  extending from 6 miles...
07/12/2021

Significant Weather Advisory for Katy until 3:45 PM

There is a line of strong thunderstorms along extending from 6 miles north of North Cleveland to near Splendora to near Willowbrook to near Addicks Park Ten. Movement was southeast at 30 mph.

Winds in excess of 30 mph will be possible with these storms.

Frequent cloud to ground lightning is occurring with these storms.
Lightning can strike 10 miles away from a thunderstorm. Seek a safe shelter inside a building or vehicle.

Significant Weather Advisory for Katy until 3:45 PM

There is a line of strong thunderstorms along extending from 6 miles north of North Cleveland to near Splendora to near Willowbrook to near Addicks Park Ten. Movement was southeast at 30 mph.

Winds in excess of 30 mph will be possible with these storms.

Frequent cloud to ground lightning is occurring with these storms.
Lightning can strike 10 miles away from a thunderstorm. Seek a safe shelter inside a building or vehicle.

Significant Weather Advisory Until 1:15 PMThere is a line of strong thunderstorms extending from 6 miles northwest of Co...
07/09/2021

Significant Weather Advisory Until 1:15 PM

There is a line of strong thunderstorms extending from 6 miles northwest of Columbus to near Brazos Bend State Park to 8 miles south of Sargent. Movement was east at 35 mph.

Heavy rainfall is occurring with these storms, and may lead to localized street flooding.

Winds in excess of 30 mph will be possible with these storms.

A Flash Flood Watch remains in effect for Waller and Fort Bend County through this evening. Rainfall is forecast for one...
07/09/2021

A Flash Flood Watch remains in effect for Waller and Fort Bend County through this evening.

Rainfall is forecast for one more day before drier air starts to arrive from the east. This evening the coverage and intensity of the rain should diminish greatly. Scattered more typical splash and dash summer seabreeze storms are expected Saturday and Sunday.

A Flash Flood Watch remains in effect for Waller and Fort Bend County through this evening.

Rainfall is forecast for one more day before drier air starts to arrive from the east. This evening the coverage and intensity of the rain should diminish greatly. Scattered more typical splash and dash summer seabreeze storms are expected Saturday and Sunday.

Photos from US National Weather Service Houston-Galveston Texas's post
07/09/2021

Photos from US National Weather Service Houston-Galveston Texas's post

A slow-moving band of heavy rain will likely set up tonight. There is  uncertainty in exactly where the band will set up...
07/08/2021

A slow-moving band of heavy rain will likely set up tonight. There is uncertainty in exactly where the band will set up and how high the totals will be. Areas outside the band will get rain but not nearly as much.

We will be monitoring the radar trends and providing updates.

A slow-moving band of heavy rain will likely set up tonight. There is uncertainty in exactly where the band will set up and how high the totals will be. Areas outside the band will get rain but not nearly as much.

We will be monitoring the radar trends and providing updates.

07/03/2021

Weather Update: 1PM CDT - Saturday, July 3rd

A stalled cold front, abundant Gulf moisture, daytime heating and several outflow boundaries will allow for showers and thunderstorms to continue to develop this afternoon. A risk for isolated flash flooding is possible for much of our region. Rainfall rates of 2-3 in/hr will be possible with any strong storms.

Main Risks:
- Moderate to heavy rain at times, leading to minor flooding
- Frequent lightning
- Gusty winds with the strongest storms
- Brief funnel clouds

Stay weather aware, especially if driving or having outdoors activities. Remember, if you encounter a flooded road, find another route.

More updates: www.weather.gov/houston

A wet holiday weekend is expected with periods of showers and thunderstorms. If you have outdoor plans, plan accordingly...
07/02/2021

A wet holiday weekend is expected with periods of showers and thunderstorms. If you have outdoor plans, plan accordingly and be sure to stay weather aware.

There are some strong thunderstorms along a line extending from near Katy to near Riverstone. Movement was southwest at ...
06/30/2021

There are some strong thunderstorms along a line extending from near Katy to near Riverstone. Movement was southwest at 10 mph.

Winds in excess of 30 mph will be possible with these storms. Heavy rainfall is also occurring with these storms, and may lead to
localized street flooding.

There are some strong thunderstorms along a line extending from near Katy to near Riverstone. Movement was southwest at 10 mph.

Winds in excess of 30 mph will be possible with these storms. Heavy rainfall is also occurring with these storms, and may lead to
localized street flooding.

Multiple rounds of showers and thunderstorms can be expected through Tuesday. Localized rainfall rates of over 3 inches ...
06/28/2021

Multiple rounds of showers and thunderstorms can be expected through Tuesday.

Localized rainfall rates of over 3 inches per hour will be possible this morning along with 6-hour totals of 3-6 inches.

UPDATE: 8:00 PM The Freeway is now open. I-10 West-Bound lanes at Igloo Road will be closed for several hours
06/23/2021

UPDATE: 8:00 PM The Freeway is now open.

I-10 West-Bound lanes at Igloo Road will be closed for several hours

ATTENTION RESIDENTS (8:00 p.m. 6/23):
UPDATE: road has re-opened. Drive safe Katy!

a major traffic accident created a road closure on the West-Bound lanes of I-10 at Igloo Road.

Please drive safe and re-route to avoid this area if possible.

Scattered showers and storms are possible today. Moderate to heavy rain and strong gusty winds will be possible with the...
06/21/2021

Scattered showers and storms are possible today. Moderate to heavy rain and strong gusty winds will be possible with the strongest storms. Be weather alert and make sure you have a way to receive weather warnings.

Scattered showers and storms are possible today. Moderate to heavy rain and strong gusty winds will be possible with the strongest storms. Be weather alert and make sure you have a way to receive weather warnings.

Significant Weather Advisory until 9:15 for Katy. There is a strong thunderstorm 10 miles north of Katy, moving southwes...
06/16/2021

Significant Weather Advisory until 9:15 for Katy.

There is a strong thunderstorm 10 miles north of Katy, moving southwest at 10 mph.

Winds in excess of 40 mph will be possible with this storm.

Significant Weather Advisory until 9:15 for Katy.

There is a strong thunderstorm 10 miles north of Katy, moving southwest at 10 mph.

Winds in excess of 40 mph will be possible with this storm.

There are some strong thunderstorms along a line extending from near Tomball to near Weston Lakes. Pea size hail and win...
06/15/2021

There are some strong thunderstorms along
a line extending from near Tomball to near Weston Lakes.

Pea size hail and winds in excess of 30 mph will be possible with these storms.

Frequent cloud to ground lightning and heavy rain are also occurring with these storms.
Lightning can strike 10 miles away from a thunderstorm. Seek a safe shelter inside a building or vehicle.

06/15/2021

A Heat Advisory is in effect until 7pm this evening for portions of Southeast Texas. Heat Index values are expected to exceed 108 degrees this afternoon due to the abundant sunshine and light winds. Please practice heat safety if you have outdoor plans.

It will be hot today with high temperatures in the upper 90's. Heat index values will range between 105 and 110 degrees....
06/14/2021

It will be hot today with high temperatures in the upper 90's. Heat index values will range between 105 and 110 degrees.

Drink plenty of fluids
Check up on your neighbors
Find shade and take breaks
Wear light colored, loose clothes, hats and sunglasses.

It will be hot today with high temperatures in the upper 90's. Heat index values will range between 105 and 110 degrees.

Drink plenty of fluids
Check up on your neighbors
Find shade and take breaks
Wear light colored, loose clothes, hats and sunglasses.

Timeline Photos
06/13/2021

Timeline Photos

Heat Advisory!

Our lack of wind combined with abundant sunshine has helped temperature to soar and heat indices of 107 to 109 are here. Please use caution if you are going to be outdoors. Keep an eye on others for signs of excessive heat.

Photos from Fort Bend County Fire Marshal's Office's post
06/07/2021

Photos from Fort Bend County Fire Marshal's Office's post

Update: The NWS has extended the Significant Weather Advisory for Katy until 11:00 PMWinds in excess of 40 mph will be t...
06/06/2021

Update: The NWS has extended the Significant Weather Advisory for Katy until 11:00 PM

Winds in excess of 40 mph will be the main threat.

The National Weather Service has issued a Significant Weather Advisory for Katy until 10:30 PM.

The strongest part of the thunderstorm is near Brookshire moving east at 20 mph. It will be capable of producing winds in excess of 40 mph and pea size hail.

Localized street flooding and frequent cloud to ground lightning are also possible.

Update: The NWS has extended the Significant Weather Advisory for Katy until 11:00 PM

Winds in excess of 40 mph will be the main threat.

The National Weather Service has issued a Significant Weather Advisory for Katy until 10:30 PM.

The strongest part of the thunderstorm is near Brookshire moving east at 20 mph. It will be capable of producing winds in excess of 40 mph and pea size hail.

Localized street flooding and frequent cloud to ground lightning are also possible.

Watching this line of strong storms moving towards Katy. Currently there is a Tornado Warning for Austin, Waller, and Co...
06/06/2021

Watching this line of strong storms moving towards Katy. Currently there is a Tornado Warning for Austin, Waller, and Colorado Counties. Radar is picking up on rotation to the west of Sealy.

Watching this line of strong storms moving towards Katy. Currently there is a Tornado Warning for Austin, Waller, and Colorado Counties. Radar is picking up on rotation to the west of Sealy.

The threat for heavy rainfall will persist this afternoon and through the weekend. From now through Monday, an additiona...
06/04/2021

The threat for heavy rainfall will persist this afternoon and through the weekend. From now through Monday, an additional 1-3" is expected with isolated higher amounts possible.

Tomorrow will bring more showers and thunderstorms capable of producing heavy rainfall.

Monday onwards models have backed off and look drier. Monday looks to be like our last rainy day with drier air filtering in afterwards and a more summer-like pattern of isolated showers and thunderstorms.

Keep in mind that the forecast can change, so stay tuned for updates.

The threat for heavy rainfall will persist this afternoon and through the weekend. From now through Monday, an additional 1-3" is expected with isolated higher amounts possible.

Tomorrow will bring more showers and thunderstorms capable of producing heavy rainfall.

Monday onwards models have backed off and look drier. Monday looks to be like our last rainy day with drier air filtering in afterwards and a more summer-like pattern of isolated showers and thunderstorms.

Keep in mind that the forecast can change, so stay tuned for updates.

New Flood Advisory for Katy until 8:00 PMModerate rain continues to fall over our area which is elevating streams and cr...
06/03/2021

New Flood Advisory for Katy until 8:00 PM

Moderate rain continues to fall over our area which is elevating streams and creeks and also causing ponding of water on roadways.

Flood Advisory for Katy until 6:15 PM.Doppler radar and automated rain gauges indicated heavy rain due to thunderstorms....
06/03/2021

Flood Advisory for Katy until 6:15 PM.

Doppler radar and automated rain gauges indicated heavy rain due to thunderstorms. This will cause urban and small stream flooding. Up to 2 inches of rain have fallen in some areas today.

A Flood Advisory means river or stream flows are elevated, or
ponding of water in urban or other areas is occurring or is imminent.

Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of small
creeks and streams, country roads, farmland, and other low lying
spots.

Flood Advisory for Katy until 6:15 PM.

Doppler radar and automated rain gauges indicated heavy rain due to thunderstorms. This will cause urban and small stream flooding. Up to 2 inches of rain have fallen in some areas today.

A Flood Advisory means river or stream flows are elevated, or
ponding of water in urban or other areas is occurring or is imminent.

Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of small
creeks and streams, country roads, farmland, and other low lying
spots.

A sea breeze front will push further inland this afternoon, bringing showers and thunderstorms that will continue throug...
06/03/2021

A sea breeze front will push further inland this afternoon, bringing showers and thunderstorms that will continue through this evening. Tomorrow, the sea breeze will set up again, with scattered showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon and evening, but possibly further inland. More widespread and heavy precipitation over the weekend as an upper-level low approaches our region, bringing several disturbances across the area.

Through Sunday evening, general rainfall totals will be between 4-6 inches with locally higher amounts.

The ground remains well saturated from continued precipitation across the past few weeks, so additional heavy rainfall will result in flooding issues. Please continue to monitor the forecast in the coming days.

The heaviest rain has moved east of Katy. The area remains under a Flood Advisory until 3:45 AM. If you have travel toni...
06/03/2021

The heaviest rain has moved east of Katy. The area remains under a Flood Advisory until 3:45 AM. If you have travel tonight please be especially cautious. It may be harder to recognize flooded streets and roadways at night. Stay safe.

More rain is expected in the coming days. It will be important to pay attention to the weather. Monitor the National Weather Service, your local media, HCFCD and other official weather information sources.

The heaviest rain has moved east of Katy. The area remains under a Flood Advisory until 3:45 AM. If you have travel tonight please be especially cautious. It may be harder to recognize flooded streets and roadways at night. Stay safe.

More rain is expected in the coming days. It will be important to pay attention to the weather. Monitor the National Weather Service, your local media, HCFCD and other official weather information sources.

The next line of storms is approaching the Katy area. It should be here between 12:50 and 1:05 AM. Heavy rain and penny ...
06/03/2021

The next line of storms is approaching the Katy area. It should be here between 12:50 and 1:05 AM. Heavy rain and penny sized hail will be possible.

The next line of storms is approaching the Katy area. It should be here between 12:50 and 1:05 AM. Heavy rain and penny sized hail will be possible.

We are watching another line of thunderstorms to our west moving towards Katy. This line of storms is moving southeast a...
06/03/2021

We are watching another line of thunderstorms to our west moving towards Katy. This line of storms is moving southeast at 25mph.

This line will be capable of producing pea sized hail, gusty winds over 30 mph, heavy rain, and frequent lightning.

Flood Advisory from 11:23 PM to 1:15 AM CDT for Katy.Radar and automated rain gauges indicated heavy rain due to thunder...
06/03/2021

Flood Advisory from 11:23 PM to 1:15 AM CDT for Katy.

Radar and automated rain gauges indicated heavy rain due to thunderstorms. Minor flooding is possible or expected to begin shortly in the advisory area. Between 1 and 3 inches of rain have fallen in the past hour, with at least one gauge reporting at least an inch of rain within fifteen minutes.

The thunderstorms that caused this flood advisory have weakened and started to move out of the area.

Flood Advisory from 11:23 PM to 1:15 AM CDT for Katy.

Radar and automated rain gauges indicated heavy rain due to thunderstorms. Minor flooding is possible or expected to begin shortly in the advisory area. Between 1 and 3 inches of rain have fallen in the past hour, with at least one gauge reporting at least an inch of rain within fifteen minutes.

The thunderstorms that caused this flood advisory have weakened and started to move out of the area.

Strong Storm Drifting Slowly Near KatyThere is a strong thunderstorm near Katy, moving east at 5 mph.Pea size hail will ...
06/03/2021

Strong Storm Drifting Slowly Near Katy

There is a strong thunderstorm near Katy, moving east at 5 mph.

Pea size hail will be possible with this storm.

Heavy rainfall and frequent cloud to ground lightning are also occurring with this storm. The heavy rainfall may lead to localized street flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded roadways.

Strong Storm Drifting Slowly Near Katy

There is a strong thunderstorm near Katy, moving east at 5 mph.

Pea size hail will be possible with this storm.

Heavy rainfall and frequent cloud to ground lightning are also occurring with this storm. The heavy rainfall may lead to localized street flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded roadways.

More rain is ahead.Showers and thunderstorms will be possible this evening. The wet weather will continue into the start...
06/02/2021

More rain is ahead.

Showers and thunderstorms will be possible this evening. The wet weather will continue into the start of next week with scattered precipitation possible through Friday, then more widespread precipitation over the weekend. Locally heavy rainfall is possible.

More rain is ahead.

Showers and thunderstorms will be possible this evening. The wet weather will continue into the start of next week with scattered precipitation possible through Friday, then more widespread precipitation over the weekend. Locally heavy rainfall is possible.

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The City of Katy Office of Emergency Management is the City Department responsible for administering emergency preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation programs in Katy, Texas. This important work is accomplished through established multi-agency partnerships, community engagement, and effective coordination. These partnerships ensure that the needs of disaster survivors and emergency responders are met at all levels, including local, state, federal, private, and volunteer agencies and organizations. Katy is vulnerable to a variety of hazards such as hurricanes, tornadoes, flooding, and wildfires that could affect its social, structural, environmental, and economic well-being. These hazards threaten the life and safety of City residents. They have the potential to damage or destroy both public and private property, and disrupt the local economy and overall quality of life of individuals who live, work, and vacation in the community. It is the goal of the City of Katy Office of Emergency Management, and various public and private sector stakeholders to work collectively to mitigate the potential impacts of all hazards that threaten the community’s life, property, and economy.

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