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City of Houston
News Release
Wednesday, June 21, 2017

The City of Houston Office of Emergency Management (OEM) is monitoring the potential for impact from Tropical Storm Cindy beginning tonight and through Thursday.

The National Hurricane Center has issued a Tropical Storm Warning for Harris County and neighboring coastal counties due to the potential for impacts from Tropical Storm Cindy.  

As of 8:00am Wednesday, the NHC says that with the storm's current track, the Houston area could receive heavy rain and strong winds of up to 35-40 miles per hour beginning Wednesday evening and into Thursday.


Steps to Take Now

Houston residents should take steps now to prepare for the potential for flooding, power outages and strong winds:

  • Ensure your family has enough supplies to go throughout the night and into Thursday in the event conditions keep you from traveling. 
  • Secure any outdoor items that might be tossed by the wind. 
  • Make sure you have a battery-powered, or hand-crank flashlight. 
  • Have a battery-powered radio, which can help keep you informed even when the power is out. 
  • Sign up for CenterPoint Energy's Power Alert Service, which will send you a text, or call you with information on electricity restoration following a storm.

Where to Get More Information

During these types of situations, rumors and misinformation can be everywhere. That's why it is important to seek out official information from trusted sources.  This includes:

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