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West Galveston Island Property Owners Association
AlertHouston
News Release
Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Potential for Severe Weather This Evening

The National Weather Service (NWS) says the Houston area can expect severe weather throughout the evening.

Houston is under a Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 11:00pm, which means the potential exists for severe weather to occur. 

Threats from this weather system include:

  • Brief, heavy rainfall
  • Strong winds
  • Dangerous lightning
  • and Tornadoes

What Should I Do?

The City of Houston Office of Emergency Management (OEM) advises Houston residents to begin preparing for the potential impacts:

  • Remove all outdoor items which can be tossed by strong wind gusts and secure them.
  • Be prepared to stay in place if dangerous flooding occurs in your area.
  • Communicate with your family ahead of time about what to do if you cannot get home at a normal time due to the heavy rain.
  • Have a plan to shelter-in-place at your home, school or business.
  • If a TORNADO WARNING is issued for your area, seek shelter immediately in an interior room on the lowest floor possible.
  • If a FLASH FLOOD WARNING is issued for your area, seek higher ground and avoid travel until the warning expires.
  • If a SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING is issued for your area, seek shelter immediately in a sturdy building and stay tuned to official information on radio and TV

Reporting Damage

If you see damage from the storm, when it is safe, report it to the 311 Help & Information Line by calling 311 (713-837-0311), online at houston311.org, or via the Houston 311 App for iOS and Android.
You can report:

  • Trees or debris in City roadways
  • Street Flooding
  • Flooding in Homes or Businesses

Stay Tuned

For up-to-date weather information, visit the National Weather Service Houston/ Galveston forecast office website: weather.gov/houston.

For updates on specific watches/warnings and advisories, you can follow the City of Houston OEM on Twitter (
@houstonOEM) and Facebook (
facebook.com/houstonoem).




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