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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, informin 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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03/30/2022

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Storm and lots of showers will be moving through Wednesday morning. Here is a look at the timeline.

03/22/2022

๐…๐ฅ๐จ๐จ๐ ๐€๐๐ฏ๐ข๐ฌ๐จ๐ซ๐ฒ ๐Ÿ๐ซ๐จ๐ฆ ๐Ÿ‘/๐Ÿ๐Ÿ/๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿ”:๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ“ ๐€๐Œ ๐ญ๐จ ๐Ÿ–:๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ“ ๐€๐Œ ๐‚๐ƒ๐“ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐Š๐š๐ญ๐ฒ

WHAT...Urban and small stream flooding caused by excessive
rainfall is expected.

* WHEN...Until 845 AM CDT.

* IMPACTS...Minor flooding in low-lying and poor drainage areas.
Water over roadways. Ponding of water in urban or other areas is
occurring or is imminent.

At 643 AM CDT, automated rain gauges indicated heavy rain due to thunderstorms. This will cause urban and small stream flooding. Between 1.5 and 2 inches of rain has fallen.

๐’๐ž๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ๐ž ๐“๐ก๐ฎ๐ง๐๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ๐ญ๐จ๐ซ๐ฆ ๐–๐š๐ซ๐ง๐ข๐ง๐  ๐Ÿ๐ซ๐จ๐ฆ ๐Ÿ‘/๐Ÿ๐Ÿ/๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿ“:๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ• ๐€๐Œ ๐ญ๐จ ๐Ÿ•:๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ ๐€๐Œ ๐‚๐ƒ๐“ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐Š๐š๐ญ๐ฒ. At 556 AM CDT, severe thunderstorms were loc...
03/22/2022

๐’๐ž๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ๐ž ๐“๐ก๐ฎ๐ง๐๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ๐ญ๐จ๐ซ๐ฆ ๐–๐š๐ซ๐ง๐ข๐ง๐  ๐Ÿ๐ซ๐จ๐ฆ ๐Ÿ‘/๐Ÿ๐Ÿ/๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿ“:๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ• ๐€๐Œ ๐ญ๐จ ๐Ÿ•:๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ ๐€๐Œ ๐‚๐ƒ๐“ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐Š๐š๐ญ๐ฒ.

At 556 AM CDT, severe thunderstorms were located along a line
extending from near Hockley to near Fulshear to near Kendleton,
moving northeast at 40 mph.

HAZARD...60 mph wind gusts.

SOURCE...Radar indicated.

IMPACT...Expect damage to roofs, siding, and trees.

๐’๐ž๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ๐ž ๐“๐ก๐ฎ๐ง๐๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ๐ญ๐จ๐ซ๐ฆ ๐–๐š๐ซ๐ง๐ข๐ง๐  ๐Ÿ๐ซ๐จ๐ฆ ๐Ÿ‘/๐Ÿ๐Ÿ/๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿ“:๐Ÿ๐Ÿ– ๐€๐Œ ๐ญ๐จ ๐Ÿ”:๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ ๐€๐Œ ๐‚๐ƒ๐“ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐Š๐š๐ญ๐ฒ.At 527 AM CDT, severe thunderstorms were loca...
03/22/2022

๐’๐ž๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ๐ž ๐“๐ก๐ฎ๐ง๐๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ๐ญ๐จ๐ซ๐ฆ ๐–๐š๐ซ๐ง๐ข๐ง๐  ๐Ÿ๐ซ๐จ๐ฆ ๐Ÿ‘/๐Ÿ๐Ÿ/๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿ“:๐Ÿ๐Ÿ– ๐€๐Œ ๐ญ๐จ ๐Ÿ”:๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ ๐€๐Œ ๐‚๐ƒ๐“ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐Š๐š๐ญ๐ฒ.

At 527 AM CDT, severe thunderstorms were located along a line
extending from 7 miles east of Brenham to near Sealy to near
Pierce, moving northeast at 45 mph.

HAZARD...60 mph wind gusts.

SOURCE...Radar indicated.

IMPACT...Expect damage to roofs, siding, and trees.

3/22/22 5:15 AM Severe Weather Radar UpdateThere is a line of severe thunderstorms moving towards the Katy area. These s...
03/22/2022

3/22/22 5:15 AM Severe Weather Radar Update

There is a line of severe thunderstorms moving towards the Katy area. These storms are capable of producing 60 mph wind gusts and penny sized hail.

๐“๐จ๐ซ๐ง๐š๐๐จ ๐–๐š๐ญ๐œ๐ก ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐Š๐š๐ญ๐ฒ ๐”๐ง๐ญ๐ข๐ฅ ๐Ÿ– ๐€๐Œ ๐Ÿ‘/๐Ÿ๐Ÿ/๐Ÿ๐ŸA squall line should begin to accelerate east out of south-central into southea...
03/22/2022

๐“๐จ๐ซ๐ง๐š๐๐จ ๐–๐š๐ญ๐œ๐ก ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐Š๐š๐ญ๐ฒ ๐”๐ง๐ญ๐ข๐ฅ ๐Ÿ– ๐€๐Œ ๐Ÿ‘/๐Ÿ๐Ÿ/๐Ÿ๐Ÿ

A squall line should begin to accelerate east out of south-central into southeast Texas through the pre-dawn. A few embedded supercells may develop ahead of the line. Main threats should be tornadoes and damaging winds.

Primary threats include:

A couple of intense tornadoes are possible
Scattered damaging winds and isolated significant gusts to 75
mph possible
Isolated large hail events to 1.5 inches in diameter possible

3/21/22 9:15 PM Severe Weather Radar UpdateNo storms threatening the Katy area at this time. We do anticipate there to b...
03/22/2022

3/21/22 9:15 PM Severe Weather Radar Update

No storms threatening the Katy area at this time. We do anticipate there to be more storm development as we get later into the night.

โœ”๏ธBe prepared.
โœ”๏ธHave multiple ways to receive weather warnings.
โœ”๏ธPlan where to take shelter if needed.
โœ”๏ธBe aware of forecast updates.
โœ”๏ธStay weather ready.

Dangerous and severe storms are firing up to the west of Katy near the I-35 corridor.  Eventually the severe weather wil...
03/21/2022

Dangerous and severe storms are firing up to the west of Katy near the I-35 corridor.

Eventually the severe weather will make its way into our area. Make sure you stay weather aware this evening.

We will continue to post updates through out the night to keep you informed.

Photos from US National Weather Service Houston-Galveston Texas's post
03/21/2022

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

๐’๐ž๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ๐ž ๐–๐ž๐š๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ซ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐…๐ฅ๐š๐ฌ๐ก ๐…๐ฅ๐จ๐จ๐ ๐“๐ก๐ซ๐ž๐š๐ญ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐Œ๐จ๐ง๐๐š๐ฒ (๐Ÿ‘/๐Ÿ๐Ÿ) - ๐“๐ฎ๐ž๐ฌ๐๐š๐ฒ (๐Ÿ‘/๐Ÿ๐Ÿ) A strong storm system will approach the Katy ar...
03/20/2022

๐’๐ž๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ๐ž ๐–๐ž๐š๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ซ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐…๐ฅ๐š๐ฌ๐ก ๐…๐ฅ๐จ๐จ๐ ๐“๐ก๐ซ๐ž๐š๐ญ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐Œ๐จ๐ง๐๐š๐ฒ (๐Ÿ‘/๐Ÿ๐Ÿ) - ๐“๐ฎ๐ž๐ฌ๐๐š๐ฒ (๐Ÿ‘/๐Ÿ๐Ÿ)

A strong storm system will approach the Katy area tomorrow, with an associated cold front passing through the area overnight and into the early hours of Tuesday.

By tomorrow (Monday) afternoon, the environment will become favorable for the development of severe thunderstorms. Storms may become strong to severe, with large hail, tornadoes, and damaging wind gusts all possible in any strong storms that develop.

The main threat will transition to flooding as the cold front moves through the area overnight, with heavy rainfall potentially leading to street flooding. There remains some uncertainty regarding the exact location of the highest rainfall totals as well as the highest rainfall amounts. However, widespread rainfall totals of 2-4" with locally higher amounts will not be uncommon.

โœ…Review your severe weather safety plan today!
โœ…Be sure you have MULTIPLE ways to receive warnings.
โœ…Stay tuned to the latest forecasts.
https://www.cityofkaty.com/KTALERT

Gusty NW winds behind yesterdays cold front are bringing in the  smoky smell, likely from fires in Eastland County, just...
03/18/2022

Gusty NW winds behind yesterdays cold front are bringing in the smoky smell, likely from fires in Eastland County, just east of Abilene.

You can monitor the air quality due to the smoke at https://fire.airnow.gov

You can also keep track of the current wildfires across Texas at https://public.tfswildfires.com/

๐’๐ญ๐ซ๐จ๐ง๐  ๐ญ๐ก๐ฎ๐ง๐๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ๐ญ๐จ๐ซ๐ฆ๐ฌ ๐ฐ๐ข๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐ข๐ฆ๐ฉ๐š๐œ๐ญ ๐Š๐š๐ญ๐ฒ ๐ญ๐ก๐ซ๐จ๐ฎ๐ ๐ก ๐Œ๐ข๐๐ง๐ข๐ ๐ก๐ญ - ๐Ÿ‘/๐Ÿ๐Ÿ’/๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ There is a line of strong thunderstorms  extending fr...
03/15/2022

๐’๐ญ๐ซ๐จ๐ง๐  ๐ญ๐ก๐ฎ๐ง๐๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ๐ญ๐จ๐ซ๐ฆ๐ฌ ๐ฐ๐ข๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐ข๐ฆ๐ฉ๐š๐œ๐ญ ๐Š๐š๐ญ๐ฒ ๐ญ๐ก๐ซ๐จ๐ฎ๐ ๐ก ๐Œ๐ข๐๐ง๐ข๐ ๐ก๐ญ - ๐Ÿ‘/๐Ÿ๐Ÿ’/๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ

There is a line of strong thunderstorms extending from Woodloch to near Sealy. Radar also detected a gust front moving ahead of these thunderstorms and is moving east at around 50 mph.

๐‡๐€๐™๐€๐‘๐ƒ...Winds in excess of 30 mph and pea size hail.

๐ˆ๐Œ๐๐€๐‚๐“...Gusty winds could knock down tree limbs and blow around unsecured objects. Minor damage to outdoor objects is
possible.

๐’๐ž๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ๐ž ๐“๐ก๐ฎ๐ง๐๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ๐ญ๐จ๐ซ๐ฆ ๐–๐š๐ญ๐œ๐ก ๐Ÿ๐ซ๐จ๐ฆ ๐Ÿ‘/๐Ÿ๐Ÿ’/๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿ•:๐Ÿ๐Ÿ ๐๐Œ ๐ญ๐จ ๐Ÿ‘/๐Ÿ๐Ÿ“/๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿ:๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ ๐€๐Œ ๐‚๐ƒ๐“ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐Š๐š๐ญ๐ฒ
03/15/2022

๐’๐ž๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ๐ž ๐“๐ก๐ฎ๐ง๐๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ๐ญ๐จ๐ซ๐ฆ ๐–๐š๐ญ๐œ๐ก ๐Ÿ๐ซ๐จ๐ฆ ๐Ÿ‘/๐Ÿ๐Ÿ’/๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿ•:๐Ÿ๐Ÿ ๐๐Œ ๐ญ๐จ ๐Ÿ‘/๐Ÿ๐Ÿ“/๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿ:๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ ๐€๐Œ ๐‚๐ƒ๐“ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐Š๐š๐ญ๐ฒ

๐’๐ฅ๐ข๐ ๐ก๐ญ ๐‘๐ข๐ฌ๐ค ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐’๐ž๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ๐ž ๐’๐ญ๐จ๐ซ๐ฆ๐ฌ ๐Œ๐จ๐ง๐๐š๐ฒ ๐„๐ฏ๐ž๐ง๐ข๐ง๐  ๐Ÿ‘/๐Ÿ๐Ÿ’/๐Ÿ๐ŸScattered showers and thunderstorms will develop during the late afte...
03/14/2022

๐’๐ฅ๐ข๐ ๐ก๐ญ ๐‘๐ข๐ฌ๐ค ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐’๐ž๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ๐ž ๐’๐ญ๐จ๐ซ๐ฆ๐ฌ ๐Œ๐จ๐ง๐๐š๐ฒ ๐„๐ฏ๐ž๐ง๐ข๐ง๐  ๐Ÿ‘/๐Ÿ๐Ÿ’/๐Ÿ๐Ÿ

Scattered showers and thunderstorms will develop during the late afternoon and evening tomorrow ahead of an approaching cold front that will move through the Katy area after midnight.

There is a potential for a few storms that develop to become strong to severe, with the main threat window for strong storms from approximately 6 PM to 2 AM. Strong storms may produce large hail, isolated tornadoes, and strong wind gusts.

A strong cold front is currently on its way to the Katy area with decreasing temperatures and moderate to strong norther...
03/11/2022

A strong cold front is currently on its way to the Katy area with decreasing temperatures and moderate to strong northerly winds in its wake.

Expect the cold front to push through the Katy area around 9am. In addition to the falling temperatures, isolated to scattered rain showers will continue to develop ahead of the frontal boundary with widespread showers and isolated thunderstorms expected this afternoon.

Moderate to strong northerly winds will follow in the wake of this morning's cold front with sustained winds of 20-25 mph and gusts up to 35 mph. A Wind Advisory is in effect from 9am this morning through 12pm on Saturday as a result.

Cold temperatures combined with strong northerly winds will equate to frigid wind chill values. Temperatures on Friday night/Saturday morning will drop into the upper 20s/low 30s for most of the area, but with the wind factored in, it'll feel like the upper teens/low 20s.

Photos from US National Weather Service Houston-Galveston Texas's post
03/11/2022

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

Donโ€™t underestimate the power of water. It only takes 6 inches of fast-moving water to knock over and carry away an adul...
03/10/2022

Donโ€™t underestimate the power of water. It only takes 6 inches of fast-moving water to knock over and carry away an adult, and 12 inches to carry away a small car.

NEVER drive or walk into floodwaters. It is impossible to know how deep the water is just by looking at it.

NEVER drive around barricades into floodwaters! More than 50% of all flood fatalities are vehicle related.

weather.gov/safety/flood-turn-around-dont-drown

Are you prepared for flooding before it happens?During a flood, water levels and the rate at which water is flowing can ...
03/10/2022

Are you prepared for flooding before it happens?

During a flood, water levels and the rate at which water is flowing can quickly change. You are safest staying indoors, or seeking higher ground if shelter isnโ€™t available. If youโ€™re stuck outside when a flash flood occurs, do not attempt to cross flood waters by vehicle or on foot.

Most flood fatalities occur in vehicles, and it only takes 12 inches of water to sweep a car away. Small decisions can make the difference between life and death. During a flood, small decisions like turning around and not driving through a flooded roadway, not driving around barricades, and delaying travel until conditions improve can make a big impact on whether you keep your carโ€”or even your life. Turn Around, Donโ€™t Drown.

Learn more about flood safety at weather.gov/safety/flood

You know to take shelter immediately if your area receives a Tornado Warning. But what makes a good shelter? Take the ti...
03/09/2022

You know to take shelter immediately if your area receives a Tornado Warning. But what makes a good shelter? Take the time now to figure out your options.

If youโ€™re relaxing at home...when all of a sudden, a Tornado Warning comes through on your phone or NOAA Weather Radio. Where will you go to stay safe?

If you are outside during a tornado warning, the best option is to drive to a designated shelter, basement, or safe room. Seeking refuge in a vehicle or under an overpass is NOT safe.

For more info: weather.gov/safety/tornado

Do you know the risk categories for severe weather?Learn the severe weather outlooks issued by the NOAA NWS Storm Predic...
03/08/2022

Do you know the risk categories for severe weather?

Learn the severe weather outlooks issued by the NOAA NWS Storm Prediction Center spc.noaa.gov

Do you know the difference between a Severe Thunderstorm Warning and a Severe Thunderstorm Watch? A Severe Thunderstorm ...
03/08/2022

Do you know the difference between a Severe Thunderstorm Warning and a Severe Thunderstorm Watch?

A Severe Thunderstorm WATCH means Be Prepared. Stay informed and be ready to act, because severe thunderstorms are possible.

A Severe Thunderstorm WARNING means Take Action! Take shelter in a strong building, because severe weather is occurring or will occur shortly.

More info - weather.gov/safety/thunderstorm-ww

The US National Weather Service Houston-Galveston Texas is kicking off their NWS Spring Weather Safety Campaign with a S...
03/07/2022

The US National Weather Service Houston-Galveston Texas is kicking off their NWS Spring Weather Safety Campaign with a Severe Weather Awareness Week from March 7th to 11th, 2022.

During the week we will send out safety information each day for a hazard Katy residents might encounter during the spring months including extreme heat, thunderstorms, tornadoes, and flooding.

03/07/2022

A cold front will move through the region late tonight into Monday morning bringing showers and isolated thunderstorms.

Expect temperatures to fall through the day on Monday following the front, so the daily high temperature will likely occur around sunrise!

There is the possibility of minor icing on elevated surfaces north and west of Katy. At this time it does not appear to ...
02/23/2022

There is the possibility of minor icing on elevated surfaces north and west of Katy. At this time it does not appear to be an issue for our area.

A Winter Weather Advisory is now in effect across the NW portions of SE Texas. Periods of light freezing rain and drizzle may produce ice accumulations of 0.05" or less through tomorrow morning. Exercise caution if traveling on bridges or elevated roadways. #txwx #bcswx #houwx

Timeline photos
02/17/2022

Timeline photos

Strong north winds will develop behind a passing cold front this afternoon, with gusts reaching as high as 35-40 mph near the coast this evening. #houwx #txwx

Hard Freeze Warning from 9:00 PM to 2/5/2022 10:00 AM  for Katy.Sub-freezing temperatures in the mid 20s are expected.Fr...
02/04/2022

Hard Freeze Warning from 9:00 PM to 2/5/2022 10:00 AM for Katy.

Sub-freezing temperatures in the mid 20s are expected.

Frost and freeze conditions will kill sensitive vegetation and possibly damage unprotected outdoor
plumbing.

The winter storms have caused โ„๏ธicy road conditionsโ„๏ธ, especially on bridges and overpasses, please drive safe. ๐Ÿš˜Current...
02/04/2022

The winter storms have caused โ„๏ธicy road conditionsโ„๏ธ, especially on bridges and overpasses, please drive safe.

๐Ÿš˜Currently, there are no reports of impassable roadways inside the Katy city limits, but there are hazardous roadways in surrounding areas.

๐Ÿ  Stay home if you can.
๐Ÿš— If you do get out please drive slowly - always adjust your speed down to account for lower traction.
๐Ÿ‘€Watch for dark spots on the roadways, which may appear wet but are patches of ice.

โœ”๏ธBefore going out, be sure to check the road conditions at http://www.drivetexas.org and Houston TranStar (https://bit.ly/3gnZsBK), also ๐Ÿ–Š๏ธsign up for important local updates and weather alerts through KTAlerts at http://www.cityofkaty.com/KTAlerts.

Updated 2/3/2022 at 10:00 p.m.

๐–๐ข๐ง๐ญ๐ž๐ซ ๐–๐ž๐š๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ซ ๐”๐ฉ๐๐š๐ญ๐ž ๐“๐ก๐ฎ๐ซ๐ฌ๐๐š๐ฒ ๐Ÿ—:๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ ๐€๐ŒCurrent Katy Advisories and Warnings: Winter Weather Advisory from 2:00 pm Thu. 2/...
02/03/2022

๐–๐ข๐ง๐ญ๐ž๐ซ ๐–๐ž๐š๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ซ ๐”๐ฉ๐๐š๐ญ๐ž ๐“๐ก๐ฎ๐ซ๐ฌ๐๐š๐ฒ ๐Ÿ—:๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ ๐€๐Œ

Current Katy Advisories and Warnings:
Winter Weather Advisory from 2:00 pm Thu. 2/3/2022 to 12:00 am Fri. 2/4/2022
Hard Freeze Warning from 6:00 pm Thu. 2/3/2022 to 9:00 am Fri. 2/4/2022
Wind Chill Advisory from 6:00 pm CST Thu. 2/3/2022 to 9:00 am Fri. 2/4/2022

The freezing line will continue to move southeast and into Katy by late afternoon and early evening. Rain will continue and then change to freezing rain behind the freezing line. Winds of 20-30mph today coupled with cold temperatures will result in wind chills in the teens and 20โ€™s for much of the day. The rain will gradually end this evening, but there is the possibility that some light freezing/sleet could fall during the overnight hours.

Accumulations of .01 to .10 of an inch of ice remain possible in Katy with most likely accumulations on elevated surfaces. This includes, bridges, overpasses, flyovers, trees, power lines, roofs, and vehicles. Accumulation on surface streets, sidewalks and parking lots is not expected given the warm ground temperatures.

If traveling this evening into Friday morning please use extreme caution. Bridges may appear wet, but there could be patches of ice on it. It is very difficult to tell the difference. Slow down below posted speed limits when approaching any bridges.

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๐”๐๐ƒ๐€๐“๐„: ๐“๐ก๐ž ๐๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐š๐ฅ ๐–๐ž๐š๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ซ ๐’๐ž๐ซ๐ฏ๐ข๐œ๐ž ๐ก๐š๐ฌ ๐‚๐€๐๐‚๐„๐‹๐‹๐„๐ƒ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐“๐จ๐ซ๐ง๐š๐๐จ ๐–๐š๐ญ๐œ๐ก ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐Š๐š๐ญ๐ฒ A tornado watch has been issued for Katy until 4 PM. This watch will likely be cancelled for our area well before 4 PM. Once the storms pass through this morning the threat for severe weather will be over.
๐€ ๐’๐ฉ๐ž๐œ๐ข๐š๐ฅ ๐–๐ž๐š๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ซ ๐’๐ญ๐š๐ญ๐ž๐ฆ๐ž๐ง๐ญ ๐ก๐š๐ฌ ๐›๐ž๐ž๐ง ๐ข๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ฎ๐ž๐ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐Š๐š๐ญ๐ฒ ๐“๐— ๐ฎ๐ง๐ญ๐ข๐ฅ ๐Ÿ–:๐Ÿ๐Ÿ“ ๐€๐Œ. At 731 AM CDT, Doppler radar was tracking strong thunderstorms along a line extending from 10 miles northeast of Madisonville to 6 miles southwest of Hempstead to near Thomaston. Movement was east at 40 mph. HAZARD...Winds in excess of 40 mph. IMPACT...Gusty winds could knock down tree limbs and blow around unsecured objects. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... If outdoors, consider seeking shelter inside a building. Torrential rainfall is also occurring with these storms and may lead to localized street flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded roadways. Frequent cloud to ground lightning is also occurring with these storms. Seek a safe shelter inside a building or vehicle.
The cold front and line of storms is almost here. It should arrive in Katy around 8 AM. Please be safe this morning.
๐‚๐จ๐ฅ๐ ๐…๐ซ๐จ๐ง๐ญ ๐จ๐ง ๐–๐ž๐๐ง๐ž๐ฌ๐๐š๐ฒ ๐๐ซ๐ข๐ง๐ ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐‚๐ก๐š๐ง๐œ๐ž ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐’๐ž๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ๐ž ๐“๐ก๐ฎ๐ง๐๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ๐ญ๐จ๐ซ๐ฆ๐ฌ. * Timing of the cold front looks to be around 8-10 AM * Main hazards include: severe winds and locally heavy rainfall. * Showers and thunderstorms will be possible overnight tonight ahead of the front, but the strongest activity will be tomorrow morning. * This front should move through fairly quickly, but rainfall rates of 1-2+ inches per hour are possible with the stronger storms, which may result in ponding in poor drainage areas * Behind the cold front's passage, winds will strengthen and become gusty. Make sure your decorations are secure!
๐†๐š๐ฌ ๐‹๐ž๐š๐ค & ๐“๐ซ๐š๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐ข๐œ ๐€๐๐ฏ๐ข๐ฌ๐จ๐ซ๐ฒ 10/25/21 4:00 PM UPDATE: All roads are now open and the gas leak has been secured. 10/25/21 3:30 PM UPDATE: The North bound FM 1463 lane at Kingsland Blvd is also closed. CenterPoint is on scene and has started the repairs to the gas leak. FM 1463 at the I-10 South Service Road is being closed in both directions due to a gas leak. Please avoid the area.
๐“๐ซ๐š๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐ข๐œ ๐€๐๐ฏ๐ข๐ฌ๐จ๐ซ๐ฒ There is a damaged TXDOT traffic light at the intersection of Ave D/ US 90. Crews have been dispatched to the location for repair. Police traffic control is on site for public safety. Delays are expected. Please use care. An update will be provided as soon as available.
A line of showers and thunderstorms will continue to slowly move into our area this morning. Rainfall rates of 1/2 to 1 inch per hour will be possible.
๐‚๐ฒ๐›๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ๐ž๐œ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ข๐ญ๐ฒ ๐€๐ฐ๐š๐ซ๐ž๐ง๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ ๐Œ๐จ๐ง๐ญ๐ก ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ This year has seen an increase in phishing incidents that often lead to ransomware attacks. These attacks disrupt the way we work, learn, and socialize. With our homes, schools, and business more connected than ever, itโ€™s vital to #BeCyberSmart. Learn how to #FightThePhish and report suspicious emails by visiting www.cisa.gov/cybersecurity-awareness-month for more information. #BeCyberSmart #CyberMonth
Isolated strong to severe storms will be possible late Sunday night into early Monday morning. Be prepared and be sure to have multiple ways to receive warnings before going to bed.
๐…๐ฅ๐จ๐จ๐ ๐–๐š๐ซ๐ง๐ข๐ง๐  ๐Ÿ๐ซ๐จ๐ฆ ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ/๐Ÿ/๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ:๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ• ๐€๐Œ ๐ญ๐จ ๐Ÿ:๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ ๐๐Œ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐Š๐š๐ญ๐ฒ. Though heavy rain has diminished, lessening the threat of flash flooding, continued light to moderate rain will keep some of the floodwaters from receding.
Our Public Works crews are busy responding to the Cityโ€™s drainage infrastructure due to the rain event we are experiencing today. Rain is expected for the next few days and the City needs your help too! - Leaves, litter or other debris can easily clog storm drains which can lead to localized flooding. If you see that debris is blocking a storm drain - use a dustpan, shovel or a trash can lid to remove debris from the top of the drain. Gloves are recommended. Safely place all debris into a plastic garbage bag and discard. - Do not place any loose garbage bags, bags of lawn clippings, branches or limbs near the sidewalk or curb that could float away if water gets above curb level. - Try not to park in the street, but if you need to, please try not to park in front of any curbs inlets. Please call Public Works at 281-391-4820 or email us at [email protected] for any drainage concerns.
Another round of heavy rainfall is heading for the Katy area. Looks like a break in the action behind this next round.