February 14, 2021

Winter Storm Information

A Winter Storm Warning now in effect for Houston until 6:00 PM Monday. Please prepare for extreme cold weather, and do not travel unless it is an emergency.

Additionally, the National Weather Service has issued the following alerts for Houston:

  • Hard Freeze Warning from 6:00 p.m. Sunday to 12:00 p.m. Tuesday
  • Wind Chill Warning from midnight tonight to 12:00 p.m. Tuesday
Warming Centers
The George R. Brown Convention Center will be the main warming Center for the City of Houston. The Homeless Outreach Teams are proactively seeking homeless individuals to provide transportation to George R. Brown.  Cold weather gear is being distributed to those who do not choose to go to the warming center.  More centers will open today.  If you know of a homeless individual who needs a ride to the warming center, please call 3-1-1.
Sign Up for AlertHouston
AlertHouston delivers critical information regarding current conditions, expected impacts, and protective actions to stay safe.

Register for emergency alerts through email, text message, voice call, or mobile app push notification.  You may download the Everbridge app free of charge from the Apple or Andoid app store.  Most alerts are geo-targeted; subscribers with loved ones around the city may register up to five physical addresses per contact record.

Visit https://houstonemergency.org/alerts/ to sign up.

Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA):
Emergencies don’t care where you are – they can happen when you’re at work, school, at home, or on vacation. The Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) system was developed to help inform the public in a specific area of emergency situations that require them to take action quickly to avoid injury.
The City of Houston has access to WEA for very serious, life-threatening emergencies. Additionally, you may also receive notifications from Federal State Agencies, and neighboring local agencies.

The City of Houston may issue a WEA warning for:

  • Terrorist Activity
  • Citywide Weather Emergencies
  • Evacuation Orders
  • Shelter-in-Place Emergencies
  • Other emergencies which require action to protect life

Your phone is likely already opted-in to receive WEA messages. If you’ve opted out, please make sure you opt-back in. These messages could save your life.

METRO Service Suspended

All METRO services will be suspended Sunday, February 14th starting at 7 PM. Services will remain suspended through Tuesday or until conditions improve.

School Updates
Updates current as of 2/14/21 at 1:00 PM.  Please check with your schools for updates.
Aldine ISD
Monday: Student holiday
Tuesday: Closed

Cy-Fair ISD
Monday: Student holiday
Tuesday: Schools and facilities are closed
Extracurricular Activities: Canceled for Monday and Tuesday
Text “Y” to 67587 to receive emergency communication by text message from CFISD.

Houston ISD
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: Closed
All athletic events and food distributions for Monday and Tuesday also are cancelled.

Katy ISD
Monday: Student holiday
Tuesday: District Operations Closed. In preparation for Tuesday, February 16, all instruction will be delivered via asynchronous virtual learning for all in-person and Katy Virtual Academy students.
Extracurricular Activities: All extracurricular practices, competitions, rehearsals and performances are suspended through Tuesday, February 16

Spring Branch ISD
Monday: Student Holiday
Tuesday: remote/asynchronous learning day for all students and staff.

  • This means all students will learn from home.
  • There will be no live instruction on Tuesday.
  • Assignments will be posted in itslearning.
  • Students should log into itslearning to view assignments.
  • We know that families and staff may lose power. Teachers will be flexible and understanding regarding assignments for Tuesday.
  • There will be no meal pick up for distance learners on Tuesday.

Extracurricular Activities are cancelled for Monday and Tuesday.