Central Information for Katrina Disaster Relief Efforts in the Kingwood Area
Are you getting overwhelmed with all of the donation and relief efforts? The Kingwood Chamber is coordinating efforts and information to streamline the efforts
Flood Control Tunnels in Harris County?
Harris County Flood Control District (HCFCD) has long relied on its abundance of bayous, basins, and reservoirs to control flooding across the county. In the wake of multiple, countywide flood events within the last three years, new flood control options may be on the table.
Harris County Citizen Corps: Urgent Request for assistance
From County Judge Robert Eckels:
Harris County Citizen Corps Members,
Today we are going to help those who have been impacted by Hurricane Katrina who are currently located in the Super Dome in . Up to 25,000 citizens are going to be relocated to the Astro Dome. We need your help.
Helping Hurricane Victims Pick Up the Pieces
I'm sure you have all heard about the devastation that is occurring in New Orleans and surrounding areas due to the recent hurricane. Many of us actually know people who are currently affected and essentially devastated by the storm. I have several friends and family staying with me currently that had to evacuate, and I know many of you do as well. Some New Orleans residents are being advised that they will be allowed to enter their homes early next week (monday is what we hear) to 'claim whatever they can' and then escorted out of the city, expecting to not return for several months. We are putting together a list of things we need, and I am asking for all of your help.
Hurricane Katrina Drop Off locations
Hurricane Preparedness Tips for Houston
As Harris County continues to recover from Hurricane Harvey, officials remind residents that the start of the 2018 Hurricane Season is less than a month away. The Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management (HCOHSEM) is once again urging everyone to prepare in advance of June
Hurricane Rita - The Aftermath
Photos from Hurricane Rita. While it didn't get as much media attention as Katrina, Hurricane Rita hit the Houston area with a vengeance.
Hurricane Rita in Kingwood - The Aftermath
While the damage in the Kingwood area was much less than originally expected due to the shift in the path of the hurricane, there was still a significant amount of wind damage. Streets were littered with branches and debris. Trees can be seen across town that were split from the strain, and a number were uprooted and toppled by the wind. Many of the fallen trees missed the structures, but there are homes throughout the villages that took a direct hit.
Its Hurricane Season in Kingwood - Are You Prepared?
It's hurricane season again in Texas. Just one year ago the world watched as Hurricane Katrina devasted Louisiana and the surrounding gulf states.
Kingwood and the Houston area helped many of the Katrina evacuees, and then one month later needed help themselves as Hurricane Rita threatened to hit Houston as a Category 5 hurricane. Luckily Rita shifted and downgraded to a category 3 before it hit, but the damage was still extensive.
Kingwood Area Donation Drop Sites for Hurricane Victims
There are a number of donation drop-off sites for victims of the Katrina (Update 9/8/05).
According to several of the donation centers, they are well stocked on clothing, other than men's XXX.
Kingwood Area Offers to Hurricane Victims
A number of Kingwood and Humble area businesses are offering services to Hurricane Victims. Below is a partial list (Updated 9/8/05):
Local Hurricane Relief Volunteer Opportunities
If you would like to volunteer to help the hurricane victims, contact one of the organizations below:
Preparing for Hurricane Rita in Kingwood
Dated: Friday, September 23rd
Kingwood Area Emergency Shelters
Several Humble ISD schools will be opened as emergency shelters to weather the storm. They will open at 12 pm today. Bring your own supplies and be in place by 6:00 PM today for lock down.
Tips of the Season - Preparedness
Are you prepared? This year’s hurricane season has brought the need for emergency preparedness to a new level. Get started with these online resources in order to be prepared in advance. Being prepared makes all the difference!