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News Release
Saturday, June 24, 2017

Potential for Severe Weather This Weekend

The National Weather Service says the Houston area may experience severe weather throughout the weekend.

Threats from this weather system include:

  • Brief, heavy rainfall
  • Strong winds
  • Dangerous lightning

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 you are participating in outdoor activities, be prepared to shelter in a sturdy structure if you hear thunder. Wait until 30 minutes after the last thunder clap before going back outside. When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors.
  • 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.
  • Be aware of changing conditions and turn on NOAA Weather Alert radios. 

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, 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:

You can also follow the City of Houston OEM on Twitter (
@houstonOEM) and Facebook (

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