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HARRIS COUNTY OFFICE OF HOMELAND SECURITY & EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT ADVISES COASTAL RESIDENTS TO PREPARE FOR IKE

(Harris County, TX) - The Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management (OHSEM) advises residents along the Texas Gulf Coast to "be prepared" for the possibility of severe thunderstorms, tornadoes and power outages if Hurricane Ike makes landfall in our area. OHSEM encourages residents to have an emergency supply kit, a family emergency plan and to be informed on the weather conditions by listening to what local authorities are advising through the local media.

Hurricanes often produce high winds, tornadoes, large amounts of rain and power outages that affect citizens for hours or even days after the initial storm has passed, as seen with Hurricane Gustav. Therefore, it is important for residents to know what identifies a hurricane.

Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale

Scale Number(Category) Sustained Winds (MPH) Damage Storm Surge

1 74-95 Minimal: Unanchored mobile homes, vegetation and signs 4-5 feet

2 96-110 Moderate: All mobile homes, roofs, small crafts, flooding 6-8 feet

3 111-130 Extensive: Small buildings, low-lying roads cut off. 9-12 feet

4 131-150 Extreme: Roofs destroyed, trees down, roads cut off, mobile homes destroyed. Beach homes flooded. 13-18 feet

5 More than 150 Catastrophic: Most buildings destroyed. Vegetation destroyed. Major roads cut off. Homes flooded Greater than 18 feet

It is also important for residents to know the difference between a WATCH and WARNING.

. Watch: Storm conditions are possible in the specified area, usually within 36 hours. Tune in to NOAA Weather Radio, commercial radio or television for information.

. Warning: Storm conditions are expected in the specified area, usually within 24 hours. If advised to evacuate, do so immediately.

Harris County residents can get information and preparedness tips on our Web site at www.hcoem.org or at www.ready.gov.

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7:30 a.m.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Brazosport College Classes Dismissed at 10:00 a.m. Today through Monday

Brazosport College classes will dismiss at 10:00 a.m. today. It is anticipated that classes will resume on Monday, September 15. Brazosport College employees should report to work if possible this morning. Brazosport College will close at Noon today. Employees should plan to return to work on Monday, September 15.

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President Announces Emergency Declaration For Texas

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The President today announced an emergency declaration for the state of Texas and ordered federal aid to supplement state and local response efforts due to the emergency conditions resulting from Hurricane Ike beginning on September 7, 2008, and continuing.

The President's action authorizes the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), to coordinate all disaster relief efforts which have the purpose of alleviating the hardship and suffering caused by the emergency on the local population, and to provide appropriate assistance for required emergency measures, authorized under Title V of the Stafford Act, to save lives, protect property and public health and safety, or to lessen or avert the threat of a catastrophe in the counties of Aransas, Brazoria, Brooks, Calhoun, Cameron, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Hardin, Harris, Hidalgo, Jackson, Jefferson, Jim Wells, Kenedy, Kleberg, Liberty, Matagorda, Nueces, Orange, Refugio, San Patricio, Victoria, Wharton, and Willacy.

Specifically, FEMA is authorized to identify, mobilize, and provide, at its discretion, equipment and resources necessary to alleviate the impacts of the emergency. Emergency protective measures, including direct Federal assistance, will be provided at 75 percent Federal funding.

FEMA Administrator R. David Paulison named Sandy Coachman the federal coordinating officer for federal recovery operations in the affected area.

FEMA coordinates the federal governmentÂ’s role in preparing for, preventing, mitigating the effects of, responding to, and recovering from all domestic disasters, whether natural or man-made, including acts of terror.

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A school closing list from the Chron: http://blogs.chron.com/closings/

Not like Rita at all. I remember with Rita, Katy ISD, Cy-Fair ISD, Fort Bend ISD, etc., all were closed for the rest of the week. Katy ISD didn't go back to school until the Wednesday after.

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The closings were not. Houston was very lucky to be spared from Rita. Does it make sense to allow the daily rush to interfere with preparations for a big threat?

They are underreacting this time. If Ike hits to the south, let's see the same people scream how underprepared and negligent we were, like they did after Katrina.

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Damn. I have good tickets, too.

Per the Austin American-Statesman:

The University of Texas announced Wednesday night that it is postponing Saturday's football game against Arkansas. The game will be played Sept. 27 at Royal-Memorial Stadium. Kickoff time and TV coverage are still to be determined.

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If you're posting individual school closings, it's better to have each one in its own thread so that updates pertaining to each school can be more easily found.

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Per Harris County Judge Ed Emmett, all tolls on the Harris County and Fort Bend County Roadway System will be waived effective today September 10, 2008 at 7PM. All citizens should use the dedicated EZ Tag lanes for passage. Due to the impending landfall of Hurricane Ike, this is to assist with the mandatory evacuation for counties within the SE region of Texas.

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Per Harris County Judge Ed Emmett, all tolls on the Harris County and Fort Bend County Roadway System will be waived effective today September 10, 2008 at 7PM. All citizens should use the dedicated EZ Tag lanes for passage. Due to the impending landfall of Hurricane Ike, this is to assist with the mandatory evacuation for counties within the SE region of Texas.

Does this also apply to the Hardy? Or Beltway 8?

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High Island ISD - Thursday and Friday; Galveston ISD - midday on Thursday and Friday; Dickinson ISD - midday on Thursday and Friday; Texas City ISD - Friday; La Marque ISD - Friday; Clear Creek ISD - Thursday and Friday; Hitchcock ISD - Thursday and Friday; Santa Fe ISD - Thursday and Friday; Friendswood ISD - Thursday and Friday.

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Does this also apply to the Hardy? Or Beltway 8?

I would think so, since it says "System" but be ready for anything, as always.

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HARRIS COUNTY EVACUATIONS FOR ZONES A & B

(Harris County, TX) - Due to changes in the track of Hurricane Ike and the expected storm surge of up to 15 ft. in some areas, Harris County and City of Houston officials are calling for the evacuation of citizens residing in Zones A & B of the evacuation plan.

A mandatory evacuation has been called for noon today for residents living in zip codes 77586 (Zone A), 77058, 77059, 77062, 77520, 77546, 77571, 77598 (Zone B).

Harris County will begin evacuating citizens with special needs that registered with 2-1-1 as soon as possible. Those not registered should call 3-1-1 immediately if they need help evacuating.

The routes identified for emergency evacuation by the state are Interstate 10 West to San Antonio, Interstate 45 North to Dallas, Interstate 59 North to Nacogdoches and Highway 290 West to Austin or Waco. The Texas Department of Public Safety will stage contraflow in coordination with local plans when needed. Refueling stations will be placed along the routes.

In order to minimize traffic of highways, emergency officials recommend that major employees allow non-essential personnel to not report to work on Friday. However, service providers such as grocery stores, restaurants and service stations are encouraged to remain open to serve the public.

Those who have registered already with the state's 2-1-1 system can expect to be picked up and transported to one of the transportation staging areas for evacuation.

Any other special needs persons who need help evacuating need to call 3-1-1.

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BRAZORIA COUNTY:

  • "Brazoria County Judge King is issuing a mandatory evacuation order for the entire county at 8:00am on Thursday, September 11th, 2008.
  • "Brazoria County offices will be closed on Thursday September 11th, 2008 and Friday September 12th, 2008 due the potential storm strike of hurricane Ike. Only essential personnel should report to work. Check with your department head if you need clarification on scheduling.

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CHAMBERS COUNTY:

  • "A mandatory evacuation is ordered at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, September 11th, 2008 which includes: all low-lying areas including the communities of Smith Point, Oak Island, Cedar Point, Walker Subdivision, and all areas south of 1985. Citizens should also consider evacuating if they live in other low-lying areas subject to flooding or in unanchored mobile homes or RV's. All others should plan on sheltering in place. "
  • More information; 409-267-3737 or 800-978-0337.
  • Risk map.

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FORT BEND COUNTY

  • "On September 10, 2008, as of 7:00 p.m., the County's Readiness Level increased to "Level 1: Maximum Readiness." The National Weather Service projects that Fort Bend County could incur Category 2 hurricane effects for a three to four hour period beginning around 1:00 a.m. Saturday with tropical storm effects arriving as early as 10:00 a.m. on Friday.
  • "Fort Bend County will shelter-in-place. There will not be an evacution order. However, appropriate readiness actions should be taken, including monitoring the Fort Bend County Website and our emergency radio at AM 1670, and listening to local television and radio for further information as Ike approaches.
  • "Fort Bend County Public Transportation Services will be closed on Friday, September 12, 2008. All commuter routes which include the TREK Express to Greenway Plaza and the Galleria and the Fort Bend County Express to the Texas Medical Center will not operate on Friday. Demand Response services within Fort Bend County will be closed as well. If conditions allow, services will resume on Monday, September 15, 2008.
  • "Fort Bend County Judge Bob Hebert has declared a State of Disaster for our County. This is a precautionary matter and is taken to initiate the movement and allocation of resources that might be needed if Hurricane Ike makes landfall in the near vicinity. It further qualifies the county for federal reimbursement of certain costs associated with the event.

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GALVESTON COUNTY:

  • "The decision has been made following the latest forecast information to call for a mandatory evacation beginning at 7:00 am for the following areas: West Galveston Island, Jamaica Beach, Bolivar Peninsula, Omega Bay, San Leon, Bacliff and Freddiesville. Voluntary evacuations should be considered for low-lying areas in Dickinson, Kemah and Clear Lake Shores and La Marque. Citizens should also consider evacuating if they live in areas subject to flooding or in mobile homes. If you should decide to evacuate, please remember to pack your disaster kit and important papers.
  • "The Galveston-Bolivar Ferry will cease operations at 11:00 PM on Thursday night.
  • "University of Texas medical branch hospital in Galveston will begin a complete evacuation of the hospital facilities at 8 am Thursday.
  • "The Bolivar SUD has indicated they will cease water service to the Peninsula at 5:00 pm on Thursday.
  • "We have received notification of the following school closures: High Island ISD - Thursday and Friday; Galveston ISD - midday on Thursday and Friday; Dickinson ISD - midday on Thursday and Friday; Texas City ISD - Friday; La Marque ISD - Friday; Clear Creek ISD - Thursday and Friday; Hitchcock ISD - Thursday and Friday; Santa Fe ISD - Thursday and Friday; Friendswood ISD - Thursday and Friday.

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MATAGORDA COUNTY

  • "a mandatory evacuation has been ordered for people who live and work south of Highway 35. This mandatory evacuation includes the communities of Palacios... Ashby-Buckeye... el maton... Collegeport... Matagorda... Wadsworth... Sargent... Cedar Lane... Chinquapin... tres Palacios Oaks... and Tidewater Oaks. Blessing is also included in the mandatory evacuation even though it is north of Highway 35.
  • "These evacuations must be completed by 6 PM Thursday.
  • "Matagorda County officials are recommending a voluntary evacuation of residents north of Highway 35 and in Bay City and Van Vleck for those living in low lying areas and manufactured homes that are not properly tied down. It is recommended you evacuate with your pets. Be sure to take a pet Carrier... leash... vaccination records... and food for your pet. If you evacuate to a shelter... your pets will be boarded at a separate facility.

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WHARTON COUNTY:

  • "Wharton County officials are encouraging Wharton County citizens to evacuate if they live in a Mobile home... RV or a flood prone area effective immediately.
  • "Wharton County Offices will be closing at noon, Thursday, Sept. 11, 2008 due to pending inclement weather.

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Downtown buildings are going to sway big time. :mellow:

We are waiting (in angst) at work for word when to go home and board up.

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Radio/TV Broadcasts

In the event of a disaster, Chambers County releases information to the following area

stations:

740AM (Houston)

1340/1380AM (Beaumont)

99.9 FM (Liberty)

Channel 6 (Beaumont)

Channel 13 (Houston)

Channel 2 (Houston)

Chambers County Emergency Information Line

Information can be obtained from the Chambers County Emergency Information Line

(recorded messages).

Dial: 409-267-3737 or 1-800-978-0337

Public Notification System

Chambers County has an emergency public notification callout system. In a matter of

minutes, emergency information, such as evacuation orders, can be delivered to your

home phone or cell phone. To register your unlisted number or cell phone number, call

1-866-484-3264.

Chambers County evacuation routes

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GALVESTON COUNTY:
  • "The decision has been made following the latest forecast information to call for a mandatory evacation beginning at 7:00 am for the following areas: West Galveston Island, Jamaica Beach, Bolivar Peninsula, Omega Bay, San Leon, Bacliff and Freddiesville. Voluntary evacuations should be considered for low-lying areas in Dickinson, Kemah and Clear Lake Shores and La Marque. Citizens should also consider evacuating if they live in areas subject to flooding or in mobile homes. If you should decide to evacuate, please remember to pack your disaster kit and important papers.
  • "The Galveston-Bolivar Ferry will cease operations at 11:00 PM on Thursday night.
  • "University of Texas medical branch hospital in Galveston will begin a complete evacuation of the hospital facilities at 8 am Thursday.
  • "The Bolivar SUD has indicated they will cease water service to the Peninsula at 5:00 pm on Thursday.
  • "We have received notification of the following school closures: High Island ISD - Thursday and Friday; Galveston ISD - midday on Thursday and Friday; Dickinson ISD - midday on Thursday and Friday; Texas City ISD - Friday; La Marque ISD - Friday; Clear Creek ISD - Thursday and Friday; Hitchcock ISD - Thursday and Friday; Santa Fe ISD - Thursday and Friday; Friendswood ISD - Thursday and Friday.

All of Galveston Island is now in a Mandatory evacuation starting at 12:00 noon.

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All campuses and the System Office, will close at 3 p.m., Thursday, September 11 through Sunday, September 14. Normal operations will resume on Monday, September 15.

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ANIMAL EVACUATIONS

Hurricane Ike is currently predicted to impact the Harris County Area. Harris County Judge Ed Emmett has ordered the evacuation of Evacuation zip codes 77058, 77059, 77062, 77520, 77546, 77571, and 77598 as of noon today. Pet owners are reminded to take their pets with them when evacuating.

If you need transportation and you have registered with 211, you will be contacted. If you need transportation and you have not registered with 211, call 311 for assistance. Pets will be allowed on public transportation but you must have a crate for your small animal and a leash and muzzle for larger dogs. Every animal should be wearing current identification. In addition identification with your contact information should be written on the pet crate in permanent ink.

Please take all your pets with you. Do not leave pets alone during the storm.

  • Some items that you will need include:
  • Pet Food and water (one gallon water per pet/per day) and bowls
  • Crates for small animals, leashes & muzzles (required for public transport) for larger dogs
  • Cat litter and litter box (that fits inside the cat carrier)
  • Sheet or towel for inside the carrier
  • Paper towels, trash bags, newspaper, and hand sanitizers.
  • Pet first aid kit
  • Pet comfort items such as toys or chew bones
  • Sealed plastic bag with:
    • complete medical records,
    • current photos of your pets (preferably with you in the photo),
    • your information and phone number,
    • alternate phone numbers and alternate care-takers,
    • be sure to include the name and number of someone who lives outside of the potential disaster area,
    • the name and phone number of your veterinarian.

If you are not in an evacuation zone, and plan to shelter in place you will need the above items, as well. You will need at least 5 days supply of food and water to carry you through the disaster period. Plan to bring your pets indoors during the storm. Do not leave your pets unattended during the storm. If you shelter at a friend or relative's home, take your pets with you.

Livestock that are not being evacuated should be left loose in pastures. Do not confine livestock in buildings or barns. All pastures should be cleared of any debris that could become airborne during a storm. Waterproof bags with your contact information should be posted on each entrance gate.

For more information on keeping your pets safe in disasters, visit: www.damtaskforce.com

If you are evacuating to other counties there are designated places to bring pets and large animals. The list below gives the phone numbers to call to obtain information for each county. If the county you are traveling to is not listed, the Texas Animal Health Commission also states that by calling 211 and giving your evacuation destination location, 211 service will provide you with small and large animal options in your sheltering location.

Brazos

DeMerle Giordano 979-393-9913

emc@bcdem.org Small and large animals Small and large animals housed at different locations, $17.00 large animal fee

Burleson

Brian Prescott 979-567-4343

emc@burlesoncounty.org 4-H and FFA beef, pig, lamb, and goat projects only Must provide own care, limited onsite help

Lee

Lonny Drews 979-540-6432

leeconstable3@reveillebroadband.com Large Animals Sheriff's posse arena

Madison

Denise Landry 936-348-3810

denise.landry@madisoncountytx.org Large Animals To be operational Thursday

Walker

Butch Davis 936-435-2400

tgrisham@huntsvilletx.gov Small and Large Animal Small and large animals housed at different locations

Uvalde

William Mitchell 830-278-4101

wrmcj@uvaldecounty.com Large Animals- cattle, swine, sheep & goats Rabbit pens available, horse stalls at another site

Atascosa

Chuck Garris 830-769-3434

Emc-fm@2fastmail.com Large Animals - cattle, swine, goats, sheep, & horses

Dimmit

Jose Rodriquez 830-876-3509

cityofcs@sbcglobal.net Large Animals- cattle, swine, sheep & goats Bring fans

Frio

William Woodard 830-334-3311

friojudge@hotmail.com Large Animals - cattle, swine, sheep & goats Horses must bring own portable stalls also 40 rabbit & chicken pens available

Maverick

Rogelio De La Cruz 830-773-2321

epfdchief@cityofeaglepass.com Large Animals - cattle, swine, sheep & goats No horses, bring divider panels for pigs

Webb

Tomas Rodriquez 956-523-4503 Large Animals - cattle, swine, sheep & goats Fee of $20.00 set by Fair Association

Rabbit & chicken pens available No dogs or cats on fairgrounds

Zavala

Joe Luna 830-374-3615

Joe.luna@co.zavala.tx.us Large Animals - cattle, swine, sheep & goats Horse stalls available at another site Rabbits and poultry must bring own cages

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All of Galveston Island is now in a Mandatory evacuation starting at 12:00 noon.

Cool. Galveston's web site still only lists Tiki Island and previously mentioned locations. I guess it will be a while before they update.

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I was just informed by phone that Baylor College of Medicine will be closing at 3:00pm today and resuming all activities Monday, September 15th.

I believe that this applies to all non-essential personnel.

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Harris County's Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management, in coordination with emergency management partners, has established a call center for residents to call with standared preparedness questions in advance of Hurricane Ike.

The call center is open until further notice.

RESIDENTS WITH STANDARD PREPAREDNESS QUESTIONS SHOULD CALL 713-368-2741

(Spanish speaking phone bank operators are available)

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JUDGE EMMETT DECLARES STATE OF DISASTER IN HARRIS COUNTY DUE TO HURRICANE IKE

Declaration Prevents Price Gouging, Grants Emergency Powers

Harris County Judge Ed Emmett declared a "state of disaster" in Harris County this morning, granting him wide-ranging powers to control evacuations, rescue efforts and the closure of county facilities. In addition, the declaration prevents local merchants from taking advantage of Hurricane Ike by charging exorbitant prices for emergency supplies.

Harris County Attorney Mike Stafford said the declaration allows his office to file suit against merchants or contractors who charge exorbitant or excessive fees. Stafford's office may also seek penalties up to $20,000 or, if the victim is over 65, up to $250,000. Stafford recommends that consumers who believe they are being overcharged keep all receipts and file complaints with his office after Ike has passed.

The state of disaster remains in effect for seven days, unless extended by Commissioners Court.

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MHMRA of Harris County will be closed Friday, September 12th, except for 24-hour and essential services in anticipation of Hurricane Ike. The NPC Emergency clinic located at 1502 Taub Loop will remain open.

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CONTINENTAL AIRLINES PREPARES FOR HURRICANE IKE

Customers traveling to impacted cities may reschedule without penalty; continental.com provides latest flight information and operations summary

HOUSTON, Sept. 11, 2008 - Continental Airlines (NYSE: CAL) continues to monitor Hurricane Ike as it moves toward the Texas Gulf Coast.

Weather conditions may force some delays and cancellations of flights to selected cities along the Texas coast through the weekend, including at the Houston hub at Bush Intercontinental Airport. Go to continental.com for an updated list of affected cities.

Travelers with itineraries to, from or through the Houston hub from Friday through Saturday should consider accelerating, postponing or rerouting their trip to avoid possible inconvenience caused by an interruption to flight schedules.

Travelers without confirmed reservations should not go to Bush Intercontinental Airport as the airline will not be able to accommodate standby customers.

Customers booked on flights to and from the affected region will be permitted a one-time date or time change to their itinerary without penalty for rescheduled travel. If a flight has been canceled, a refund in the original form of payment may be requested. Complete details are available at continental.com.

The fastest and most convenient way to change travel plans is via continental.com.

Customers should enter their confirmation number and last name in "Manage Reservations."

Customers may also call Continental Airlines reservations at 800-525-0280 or their travel agent.

An overview of Continental operations as well as up-to-date information regarding the status of specific flight continental.com can be obtained at continental.com. Automated flight status information is also available at 800-784-4444.

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The following school districts and colleges have announced closures related to Hurricane Ike:

School Districts:

Aldine ISD all classes canceled Friday; all extra-curricular activities canceled for weekend

Alief ISD all after school activities and events canceled Thursday; all classes canceled Friday

Alvin ISD: all classes canceled Thursday, Friday

Angleton ISD: all classes canceled Thursday, Friday

Anahuac ISD: all classes canceled Thursday, Friday

Barber's Hill ISD: all classes canceled Thursday, Friday

Bay City ISD: all classes canceled Thursday, Friday

Boling ISD: all classes canceled Thursday, Friday

Brazosport ISD: all classes canceled Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Brazos ISD: all classes canceled Thursday, Friday

Calhoun County ISD: all classes canceled Friday

Channelview ISD: all classes canceled Friday

Clear Creek ISD: all classes canceled Thursday, Friday

Cleveland ISD: all classes canceled Thursday, Friday

Columbia-Brazoria ISD: all classes canceled on Thursday, Friday

Cypress-Fairbanks ISD: all classes canceled on Friday

Dayton ISD: all classes canceled Thursday, Friday

Danbury ISD: all classes canceled Thursday, Friday

Dickinson ISD: all classes canceled Thursday, Friday

Deer Park ISD: all classes canceled Friday

East Bernard ISD all classes canceled Thursday, Friday

East Chambers ISD: all classes canceled Thursday, Friday

El Campo ISD: all classes canceled Thursday, Friday

Fort Bend ISD: all classes canceled Friday

Friendswood ISD: all classes canceled Friday

Galveston ISD: all classes canceled Thursday, Friday

Goose Creek ISD: all classes canceled Friday

Hardin ISD: all classes canceled Thursday, Friday

High Island ISD: all classes canceled Thursday, Friday

Hitchcock ISD: all classes canceled Thursday, Friday

Houston ISD: all classes canceled Friday; all athletic events, field trips canceled Thursday, Friday and weekend.

Huffman ISD : all classes released early on Thursday, canceled Friday

Hull-Daisetta ISD: all classes canceled Thursday, Friday

Humble ISD: all classes canceled Friday

Huntsville ISD: all classes canceled Thursday, Friday and Monday

Katy ISD: all after school activities, except YMCA After School, canceled Thursday, all classes canceled Friday, all activities scheduled for Saturday and Sunday canceled

KIPP Schools: all classes will dismiss at 3 p.m. Thursday, all classes canceled Friday and Monday

Klein ISD: all classes canceled Friday

La Marque ISD: all classes canceled Thursday, Friday

La Porte ISD: all classes canceled Thursday, Friday

Liberty ISD: all classes canceled Thursday, Friday

Magnolia ISD: all classes canceled Friday

Matagorda ISD: all classes canceled Thursday, Friday

Montgomery ISD: all classes canceled Friday

New Caney ISD: all classes canceled Friday

Onalaska ISD: all classes canceled Friday

Palacious ISD: all classes canceled Thursday, Friday, Monday

Pasadena ISD: all classes canceled Friday

Pearland ISD: all classes canceled Friday

Santa Fe ISD: all classes canceled Thursday, Friday

Sheldon ISD: all classes canceled Friday

Shepherd ISD: all classes canceled Thursday, Friday

Spring ISD: all after school activities canceled Thursday, all classes canceled Friday; all activities scheduled for Saturday canceled

Sheldon ISD: all classes canceled Friday

Spring Branch ISD: all classes canceled Friday

Stafford MISD: all classes canceled Friday; all extra-curricular activities Thursday - Monday canceled

Sweeny ISD: all classes canceled Thursday, Friday

Tarkington ISD: all classes canceled Thursday, Friday

Tomball ISD: all activies canceled Thursday, classes and activities canceled Friday

Texas City ISD: all classes canceled Thursday, Friday

Van Vleck ISD: all classes canceled Thursday, Friday

Wharton ISD: all classes canceled Thursday, Friday

Colleges:

Alvin Community College: all classes canceled Thursday, Friday

DeVry University Houston: all classes canceled Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Brazosport College: all classes canceled after 10 a.m. Wednesday and all day Thursday, Friday

College of the Mainland: all classes canceled Thursday, Friday

Galveston College: all classes canceled Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Houston Baptist University: all classes canceled Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Houston Community College: all classes at all campuses canceled Friday, Saturday, Sunday

ITT Technical Institute - Webster: all classes canceled after noon Thursday, all classes canceled Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Lee College: all classes canceled after 5:30 p.m. Thursday, all classes canceled Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Lone Star College System: all campuses close at 3 p.m. Thursday; all classes canceled Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Sam Houston State University: all classes canceled Friday; parent's weekend activities canceled

San Jacinto College: all classes canceled Thursday, Friday

South Texas College of Law: campus will close Friday and reopen Monday

Texas A&M University at Galveston: all classes canceled after 5 p.m. Wednesday and all day Thursday, Friday

Texas Woman's University: all classes canceled after noon Thursday; all classes canceled Friday, Saturday

Texas Chiropractic College: all classes canceled Thursday, Friday

University of Houston-Clear Lake: all classes canceled Thursday, Friday

University of Houston-Main Campus: all classes canceled after 5 p.m. Thursday, all classes canceled Friday, Saturday, Sunday

University of Houston-Victoria: closed as of 10 p.m. on Wednesday and all day Thursday, Friday

Wharton County Junior College: all classes, activities canceled Thursday, Friday

Other Closings

Ben Taub General Hospital: All day surgeries, elective surgeries, outpatient therapy and specialty and outpatient clinic appointments will be canceled Friday

Blood Drive at National Guard Armory: 15150 Westheimer Parkway, Canceled Friday

Community Health Program: Neighborhood health centers, school-based clinics and homeless shelter clinics will be closed Friday.

Houston Museum of Natural Science: Closed Friday, Saturday

Lyndon B. Johnson General Hospitals: All day surgeries, elective surgeries, outpatient therapy and specialty and outpatient clinic appointments will be canceled Friday

Porte of Call - Music & Art, La Porte: Canceled this weekend

Quentin Mease Community Hospital: All outpatient services and physical and occupational therapy will be canceled Friday

Social Security Offices in Houston, Angleton, Conroe, Galveston and Pasadena: Closed Thursday, Friday.

University of Houston Football Against Air Force: Moved to Dallas

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The College will close today at 3 p.m. and be closed on Friday, Sept. 12 and Saturday, Sept. 13 except for essential personnel. Faculty, staff and residents judged to be essential to an affiliated institution should follow the Emergency Management Plan in effect for the affiliated institution in which they are located. All classes are canceled until Monday, Sept. 15.

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Due to Hurricane Ike the City of Houston Municipal Courts will be CLOSED on FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2008 and SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 13, 2008. Individuals who have court settings will be given the opportunity to reset their case(s).

Resets will be given IN PERSON, at ANY CITY OF HOUSTON COURT LOCATION, beginning MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2008, through FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2008. Please check the Court's website shown below for all Court locations.

THERE WILL BE NO JURY SERVICE FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2008. Individuals who are scheduled for jury service on Friday, September 12, 2008 will be rescheduled and will be notified by mail of their new date.

FOR MORE weather-related announcements and information:

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City of Houston 311 Answers Calls for Houstonians Needing Transportation Assistance

The City of Houston 311 center has received over 1,300 calls since 6 a.m. from people requesting assistance and information regarding evacuation from Hurricane Ike. Currently, the request for evacuations is limited to a small number of Zip codes in low-lying areas in east Houston and east Harris County.

Officials of the 311 department are asking if you do not live in one of the zip codes that are in the evacuation area, then please refrain from your calls. Operators need to place the highest priority on those who live in the zip codes that will be most affected by the storm.

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Spring Valley City Hall Closed

The City Hall offices for Spring Valley Village will be closed on Friday, September 12, 2008.

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The Matagorda County Judge has now ordered a mandatory evacuation of the entire county. The evacuation is to completed by 7:00 PM today, 11 Sep 08. ###

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MAYOR CALLS FOR VOLUNTARY EVACUATION

09.10.2008 - 10:30PM

Hurricane Ike poses a serious threat to Shoreacres.

Official weather forecasts predict high winds will arrive very early Friday morning making travel by afternoon unsafe. As Hurricane Ike moves inland on Saturday the City could experience winds greater than 60 miles per hour with a significant possibility of tornadoes. Power outages are likely.

Heavy rain fall and predicted tides of 9 to 11 feet will flood large areas in and around Shoreacres.

Preparations for this dangerous storm must be rushed to completion.

All residents are strongly encouraged to evacuate early Thursday prior to the onset of Friday's severe weather conditions. Citizens who need help, can get assistance evacuating if they call City Hall before 10 a.m. Thursday morning.

This is a voluntary evacuation request, but may become a mandatory evacuation order at anytime should Hurricane Ike continue to pose a life threatening danger to Shoreacres.

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MAYOR CALLS FOR VOLUNTARY EVACUATION

09.10.2008 - 10:30PM

Hurricane Ike poses a serious threat to Shoreacres.

Official weather forecasts predict high winds will arrive very early Friday morning making travel by afternoon unsafe. As Hurricane Ike moves inland on Saturday the City could experience winds greater than 60 miles per hour with a significant possibility of tornadoes. Power outages are likely.

Heavy rain fall and predicted tides of 9 to 11 feet will flood large areas in and around Shoreacres.

Preparations for this dangerous storm must be rushed to completion.

All residents are strongly encouraged to evacuate early Thursday prior to the onset of Friday's severe weather conditions. Citizens who need help, can get assistance evacuating if they call City Hall before 10 a.m. Thursday morning.

This is a voluntary evacuation request, but may become a mandatory evacuation order at anytime should Hurricane Ike continue to pose a life threatening danger to Shoreacres.

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MAYOR CALLS FOR VOLUNTARY EVACUATION

09.10.2008 - 10:30PM

Hurricane Ike poses a serious threat to Shoreacres.

That name just SOUNDS like a Homestead, FL redux. :huh:

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Harris County District Clerk

As Ike nears . e-Filing continues, jury duty to resume Monday

The closure of Harris County buildings on Friday due to Hurricane Ike means the Friday jury call has been canceled and the District Courts and the County Criminal Courts at Law will be closed Friday.

It is expected that the District Clerk's Office will resume normal operations on Monday, Sept. 15, District Clerk Theresa Chang said. Persons summoned for jury duty Monday are expected to respond. Please monitor the news media for any change in this guidance.

Persons summoned for service Friday will be reset to another date.

The Harris County District Clerk's Child Support Office also will be closed on Friday. Designated staff in the District Clerk's Probable Cause and Criminal Intake sections will report to work Friday.

The District Clerk's Web site, www.hcdistrictclerk.com, will operate from a backup site starting sometime Friday.

Throughout Hurricane Ike, e-Filing will be available through TexasOnline. Although filers may not get a receipt from the District Clerk's Office as quickly as normal, the filing time will be recorded as the time the filer sends the document to his Electronic Filing Service Provider.

The 24-hour drop box at the northwest corner of the Civil Courthouse, 201 Caroline, will be open as always.

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CONTINENTAL AIRLINES TO REDUCE HOUSTON HUB FLIGHTS

DUE TO HURRICANE IKE;

CHANGE FLIGHTS AT CONTINENTAL.COM FOR NO FEE

HOUSTON, Sept. 11, 2008 - Continental Airlines (NYSE: CAL) is implementing a flight schedule reduction at its Houston hub at Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) for Friday and Saturday in anticipation of deteriorating weather conditions caused by Hurricane Ike. Similar flight reductions are also anticipated at other select Gulf Coast and Texas destinations. Normal operations are planned at the Newark Liberty and Cleveland hubs.

A reduced flight schedule will take effect on Friday, Sept. 12 at IAH. Most mainline jet departures should operate normally until early afternoon on Friday. After that time, Continental does not expect to operate mainline jet flights at IAH.

Continental Express and Continental Connection regional airline flights will be suspended earlier on Friday, starting between mid-morning and mid-day.

No Continental, Continental Express or Continental Connection flight operations are expected at Houston on Saturday.

Continental has plans to reactivate the hub on Sunday morning, Sept. 14, although some flights on Sunday will remain subject to cancellation.

Continental employees from other domestic locations are positioned to fly into Houston to assist their co-workers in resuming operations at the IAH hub after the storm.

Checking Flight Status

Go to continental.com to obtain the status of any particular flight. Travelers should check the status of their flight immediately before going to the airport to confirm that it is operating. Travelers without confirmed reservations should not go to Bush Intercontinental Airport as the airline will not be able to accommodate standby customers.

As announced earlier today, travelers with itineraries to, from or through the Houston hub from Friday through Saturday should consider accelerating, postponing or rerouting their trip to avoid possible inconvenience caused by an interruption to flight schedules.

Customers booked on flights to and from the affected region will be permitted a one-time date or time change to their itinerary without penalty for rescheduled travel. If a flight has been canceled, a refund in the original form of payment may be requested. Complete details are available at continental.com.

The fastest and most convenient way to change travel plans is via continental.com.

Customers should enter their confirmation number and last name in "Manage Reservations."

Customers may also call Continental Airlines reservations at 800-525-0280 or their travel agent.

continental.com provides an overview of Continental operations as well as up-to-date information regarding the status of specific flights. Automated flight status information is also available at 800-784-4444.

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My brother was due to fly in from Japan on Saturday, but he got the following email a few hours ago:

Weather conditions may cause the delay and cancellation of flights to select cities along the Gulf Coast and throughout Texas this weekend. This includes Houston Intercontinental Airport (IAH).

Customers traveling to, from or through the Houston hub the weekend of Fri., Sep. 12 through Sun., Sep. 14 should consider re-scheduling their trip to avoid possible inconvenience.

We are experiencing long hold times at our reservations center. Customers are encouraged to change their reservations at continental.com with their confirmation number. Continental is waiving most fees usually associated with changing flights that will be affected by Hurricane Ike. These details may be found on the Important Notices page at continental.com.

We are updating our Web site as new information and updates are received. Please check back often for the status of our operation.

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