As we all prepare for the potential for severe weather in our area, I urge you to take the necessary precautions to keep yourselves and your families safe. Please remain alert and stay tuned into weather reports throughout the week.

Together we will!

Edward Pollard


Mayor Sylvester Turner, the Office of Emergency Management (OEM), and other city departments are working with the National Weather Service to monitor Tropical Storm Laura as it moves westward across the Caribbean and into the Gulf this week. Official updates on Hurricane Marco and Tropical Storm Laura will be shared at Houstonians should also register for AlertHouston at for additional updates.

Houston residents who might need additional assistance in evacuating during a disaster can register for the State of Texas Emergency Assistance Registry (STEAR). STEAR allows residents to provide information on their specific situation to emergency management officials who will work to help them evacuate safely or provide them with the appropriate life-sustaining help they need in a disaster. Call 2-1-1 or visit for more information.

Planning for hurricanes can be stressful, and because the 2020 hurricane season comes during the COVID-19 pandemic, it may be especially so. Understand that your planning may be different this year because of the need to protect yourself and others from COVID-19: