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According to the National Hurricane Center and the National Weather Service, Hurricane Laura is strengthening rapidly in the Gulf of Mexico and is expected to make landfall by early Thursday, Aug. 27 as a major hurricane.
The City’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is activated and is currently at Level II (High Readiness). A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Missouri City and officials continue to monitor the progression of this storm, but no evacuations have been ordered thus far.
Citizens are advised to be prepared and follow the latest updates on Hurricane Laura. And, to stay connected, staff has compiled a few frequently asked questions:
All real-time emergency updates will be made on the City’s two official Emergency Management outlets www.missouricityready.com and www.twitter.com/MissouriCityEM. Residents are strongly encouraged to follow these channels for all the latest emergency updates. Information will also be available on the other City outlets including Facebook; Nextdoor; Twitter; the City’s main website, www.missouricitytx.gov; Missouri City Television (MCTV) and 1690 AM radio station as they become available.
Yes, www.MissouriCityReady.com and citizens may sign-up to receive alerts during an emergency.
Not as of noon Wednesday, Aug. 26.
No, shelters will be set-up if the need arises.
Residents are advised to secure loose items from your yard and keep windows/doors secured. In addition, please move cars from roads to garages/driveways to avoid getting flooded, allow proper drainage of rainwater to storm sewers and clear roads for easy passage for emergency vehicles.
Citizens may contact Fort Bend County by calling 281.342.3411.
The City’s municipal solid waste provider WCA Waste Corp. has suspended all services including recycling as of 2 p.m. today, Wednesday, Aug. 26. Depending on the impact of Hurricane Laura in the region, normal waste services may resume Thursday, Aug. 27. Any changes to this will be shared on all communication outlets.
Residents are encouraged to keep trashcans inside tonight due to the high wind probability with Hurricane Laura. If the storm passes without major impact to the region, citizens may place the containers out by 7 a.m. on Thursday to be picked up.
To ensure the safety of employees and residents, the Quail Valley Golf Course has modified operation hours as follows:
The Recreation & Tennis Center will close by 5 p.m. today, Wednesday, Aug. 26. Operations may resume at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday pending impacts of the hurricane.
To report traffic signal outage, please call the non-emergency line at 281.403.8700.
To report trees on roads/sidewalks, please call the non-emergency line at 281.403.8700.
The home owner/renter is responsible for removing fallen trees (or other debris) from their property.
To report street damage or flooding, please call the non-emergency line at 281.403.8700.
To report power outages or a downed power line, citizens may contact CenterPoint Energy by calling 713.207.2222 or 800.332.7143 or visiting their Storm Center website page via this link: https://bit.ly/32upuf8.
For more information about Missouri City, please watch the City website: www.missouricitytx.gov, like us on Facebook—fb/MissouriCityTX, follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat—@MissouriCityTX and Nextdoor, watch Missouri City Television (Ch. 16 on Comcast and Ch. 99 on AT&T U-verse) or download the MCTX Mobile app (available for free in Google Play and the Apple app store.)