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Aug 24
Be Prepared for Harvey

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Harvey is offiically a Category 3 hurricane expected to make landfall on Friday, likely bringing heavy rainfall and flooding to Houston as the storm moves through southeast Texas.

The National Hurricane Center (NOAA) said Harvey is quickly strengthening and life-threatening storm surge and freshwater flooding are expected.

METRO, along with emergency management officials, is closely monitoring the situation. We will notify you of any changes to our service due to the flooding via our service alerts, Facebook, Twitter and website. Depending on weather conditions, service may be suspended or limited.

Be sure to sign up for our real-time service alerts. When you get to this page, you'll see "Delivery Method" and "Email" in the box. Scroll down in that box and you'll see the option of a text. You can also follow METRO on Facebook and Twitter.

In addition to signing up for METRO's alerts, be sure to prepare at home.  Don't wait until a warning is issued and the stores are closed or shelves emptied. NOAA recommends the following:

  • Know your zone. Here are the evacuation routes for Houston.
  • Assemble an emergency kit. Include flashlights, food and water for at least 72 hours. Don't forget prescription meds and pet food.
  • Write or review a family emergency plan. Decide how you will get in contact with each other, where you will go and what you will do in an emergency.  

Read more here.

 

 

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Are the Park and Ride buses suspending service early?
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