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placoors last won the day on February 10 2013

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  1. New update on the lane closures from the Chron: http://www.chron.com/news/transportation/article/Double-whammy-of-closings-will-complicate-12396636.php?ipid=hpctp
  2. Saw this on the news this morning. http://abc13.com/traffic/gulf-freeway-ramp-to-close-for-six-months/2716294/
  3. http://www.chron.com/neighborhood/atascocita/news/article/Houston-suburb-makes-list-of-America-s-best-12284543.php?ipid=hpctp
  4. Looks like TS Harvey will now make landfall as a Category 3 (major) hurricane. Here are a couple of websites to check out as well: https://nowcoast.noaa.gov/ http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/
  5. I wanted to pass along some information to residents from the City of Houston regarding Tropical Storm Harvey before it makes landfall later this week: · Monitor conditions with local media and through official channels, The City will post information as it becomes available at houstonemergency.org. · Make sure you have your emergency plan and kits ready to go. Food, water, First Aid Kits, medicines, flashlights, batteries, and safety supplies should be ready to go (for a full list – visit houstonemergency.org). · Residents should also identify a safe room to ride out the storm. This should be an interior room away from windows and doors. · Residents in mobile homes, or in homes that may not be able to withstand the wind should be prepared to seek shelter in another, more substantial structure. · Move vehicles to higher ground beginning Friday – especially if your neighborhood is prone to street flooding. · Ensure that ditches/drains and culverts are clear of debris. That also means keeping trash receptacles and recycling bins off of the street. These can float and block drainage. · Be sure to secure pets and verify that fences are not damaged before letting them into backyards. · Houston residents should take steps ahead of time to prepare, including: o Securing any outdoor objects that may be picked up by the wind o Avoiding travel during periods of heavy rain, especially at night o Ensuring they have a flashlight and battery-powered radio to stay informed even if the power goes out · Stay informed by following the OEM on social media (@HoustonOEM on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram). · If the storm causes damage to roadways, debris or trees in streets, or causes street flooding, residents can report these to Houston 311 so that the City can dispatch crews to remediate the situation.
  6. The COH PWE will be holding a public meeting on August 15, 2017 for home elevation grant opportunities. Please see below: Department of Public Works and Engineering 2017 Home Elevation Grant Opportunity ***We need YOUR help to receive this grant for YOU*** City of Houston is asking homeowners whose homes have flooded for information so we can apply for grants to elevate homes. The City of Houston, in partnership with the Texas Water Development Board, would like to submit a grant application on behalf of interested homeowners to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA). This grant will request funds to elevate flood-prone homes. The deadline for homeowners to submit their information to the City of Houston is Friday, August 25, 2017 at 5 p.m. Learn more at www.HoustonRecovers.org or attend the 2017 FMA Home Elevation Grant Informational Meeting: Date: Tuesday, August 15, 2017 Time: 6:30 pm Place: Metropolitan Multi-Service Center, 1475 W. Gray St., Houston, TX 77019 Questions? Contact the City's Floodplain Management Office at 832-394-8854 or fmo@houstontx.gov
  7. The City of Houston is working on the five year update of their Mitigation Action Plan. If you live in Houston, can you take a few minutes to fill out the survey? https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CityofHoustonHMAP
  8. This will be by the Costco in Telfair. http://www.chron.com/business/real-estate/article/Developer-breaks-ground-on-Sugar-Land-office-11731719.php
  9. Central Market also Adding Curbside Pickup: http://www.chron.com/business/bizfeed/article/Central-Market-to-add-curbside-grocery-pickup-to-10948850.php
  10. I used to enjoy this place when I lived in NOLA. Hopefully this new one is just as good: http://www.chron.com/entertainment/restaurants-bars/article/NOLA-Poboys-opens-in-Houston-10934546.php
  11. Astros to extend netting from dugout to dugout to protect more fans: http://www.chron.com/sports/astros/article/Astros-to-extend-Minute-Maid-Park-netting-from-10935215.php
  12. Not sure why this posted 4 times. Sorry about that.
  13. Brazos Mall Makeover: http://www.chron.com/business/real-estate/article/Brazos-Mall-to-get-25-million-makeover-10924259.php
  14. New Park and Ride garage to open Monday February 13th: http://www.ridemetro.org/Pages/PR-GrandParkway.aspx
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