Hurricane Harvey

UPDATE: City Services Resume, First Responders Ensure No One Left In Flooded Areas

Regular trash pickup for the city was set to resume on Thursday and Houston Fire Department begins block by block search now flood waters are down.


Houston officials say they are working to resume various city operations now that the flood waters from Tropical Depression Harvey have begun to recede.

Bus service and the city’s light rail system are set to resume on a limited basis starting on Thursday.

The city’s trash collection service resumed on Wednesday with heavy trash pickup. Regular trash pickup for the city was set to resume on Thursday.

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner says he wanted to ensure that trash removal services resumed as quickly as possible because “there will be a lot of debris.”

Most city employees are not set to return to work until Tuesday.


Houston Fire Department officials say they will begin doing a block-by-block search of neighborhoods that were flooded by Tropical Depression Harvey and had previously been inaccessible to authorities.

Houston Fire Chief Samuel Pena says firefighters will begin searching neighborhoods in southwest Houston starting Thursday morning.

Assistant Fire Chief Richard Mann says the searches are being done to ensure that “no people were left behind.” Floodwaters in many parts of Houston have receded while other neighborhoods are still dealing with rising waters from bayous and other swollen waterways.

Mann says the fire department will conduct these searches throughout the city. Officials expect the process to take one to two weeks to complete.

Mann says since Harvey inundated the Houston area, the fire department has received more than 15,000 calls for service. He says the volume of calls has stabilized and the fire department is working to transition from rescues calls to a recovery mode.



The National Hurricane Center has downgraded Harvey to a tropical depression, but warns of continuing flooding in parts of Southeast Texas and southwest Louisiana.

In its Wednesday evening update, the hurricane center said Harvey is located about 10 miles (16.09 kilometers) southwest of Alexandria, Louisiana, and has maximum sustained winds of 35 mph (56.32 kph).

The center said the threat of heavy rains has ended for the Houston and Galveston areas, but “life-threatening” flooding will continue in and around Houston, Beaumont, Port Arthur and southwest Louisiana.

Harvey is expected to produce an additional 4 to 8 inches of rainfall along the Texas-Louisiana line.


The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation has donated $1 million to the newly established United Way Harvey Recovery Fund which will go toward relief and recovery efforts for several years.

United Way Worldwide said Wednesday that the national fund will distribute 100 percent of donations to recovery efforts for those affected by Hurricane Harvey. United Way is the world’s largest privately-funded non-profit.

The $1 million from the actor’s foundation represents the inaugural donation to the fund. It is the latest disaster relief support from the Oscar-winner’s namesake foundation.

Many celebrities have pulled out their pocketbooks to help Harvey victims over the past few days including Sandra Bullock, who on Tuesday donated $1 million to the American Red Cross.



The CEO of a chemical plant northeast of Houston says it could explode and cause an intense fire.

Arkema president and chief executive Rich Rowe said Wednesday that the floodwaters from Harvey and the lack of power are keeping the company from preventing an explosion. The company says the chemical compounds must be stored at low temperatures. He said there is 6 feet of water at the plant and they have lost critical refrigeration of the materials.

Rowe says: “We have lost critical refrigeration of the materials on site that could now explode and cause a subsequent intense fire.”

Arkema makes organic peroxides in Crosby, about 25 miles (40 kilometers) northeast of Houston.

Officials have evacuated the plant and homes within 1.5 miles (2.4 kilometers) of the plant.

Arkema said it shut down the Crosby site before Harvey made landfall last week, but a crew of 11 had been kept onsite. That group was removed Tuesday.


Water is continuing to rise on Buffalo Bayou in Houston because of releases from one of two reservoirs in west Houston even though the rain from Tropical Storm Harvey has stopped.

Harris County Flood Control District meteorologist Jeff Lindner says it is hard to forecast what happen because several gauges that have been knocked out by the surging waters.

Buffalo Bayou heads west to east across Houston toward downtown.

He said levels in the Addicks and Barker reservoirs, which dump water into the bayou, have been constant Wednesday. Edmond Russo, regional engineer with the Army Corps of Engineers, says water is being released into the bayou to create more storage capacity in case of future rain and keep the dams from overflowing.(backslash)

Lindner says he would not be surprised if the number of homes flooded reaches 100,000 in Harris County.


Forecasters predict a wobbling and weakening Harvey will be downgraded to a tropical depression late Wednesday or early Thursday and that the killer storm will completely dissipate within three to four days.

But with 40 mph (64 kph) winds as of Wednesday afternoon, Harvey still has lots of rain and potential damage to spread, this time further north.

The National Hurricane Center says that Harvey should drop 4 to 8 inches more of rain from the Louisiana/Texas border northeastward into Tennessee and Kentucky through Friday. Some spots may get as much as a foot of rain. Flooding is a possibility.

The threat of heavy rains for Houston has ended, but catastrophic and potentially deadly flooding will continue around Houston, Beaumont, Port Arthur and southwest Louisiana for the rest of the week.


As of 4 PM Wednesday, August 30th the list of water and municipal utility districts that have issued unsafe water notifications has grown to five.

They are:

  • Bentwood Estates Mobile Home Park, 2719 3rd St., Huffman, TX 77336.(ID 1011828)
  • Iverness Forest Subdivision (ID 1010172)
  • Residents P&B Water System (ID 1010681)
  • UV6 Water System
  • The SRC Water Supply/Lass Water Company System (Sellers Estates)

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) requires residents in these areas to boil their water prior to consumption due to possible contamination. Boiling the water will ensure destruction of all harmful bacteria and other microbes, water for drinking, cooking, and making ice should be boiled and cooled prior to use.

The TCEQ suggests disinfecting water used for drinking (including for your pets), cooking, brushing teeth, rinsing contact lenses, shaving and making ice. They recommend using one of the following methods:

• Boiling. Boil water for two (2) minutes after it reaches a full rolling boil.

• Chlorine Bleach. Use only unscented liquid chlorine bleach. If water is clear, add 2 drops of bleach per quart of water (8 drops per gallon). If water is cloudy, add 4 drops of bleach per quart of water (16 drops per gallon). Mix well and let stand 30 minutes before using.

• Purification Tablets. These are available at drug stores or camping outlets. Follow the directions on the package. If tablets are over a year old, replace them or throw them away.

• Bottled water. Use only water from bottles that have a sealed top.

When it is no longer necessary to boil the water, water system officials will notify residents that the water is safe for consumption. For more information and updates check out


The George R. Brown Convention Center has become home to nearly 10,000 evacuees in the last few days. How those evacuees spend their time, depends on who they are. For these folks, they’re choosing to while the hours away with their instruments.


Authorities say a married couple who drove their pickup truck into Harvey’s floodwaters has drowned after the current from a nearby creek swept them away.

Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Maj. Chad Norvell says the couple was on the phone with 911 asking for help when the line went silent. When officers found the truck, it was completely submerged.

Norvell identified the couple as 65-year-old Donald Rogers and 58-year-old Rochelle Rogers.

They lived in a rural area of the county southwest of Houston and they were headed to a relative’s house nearby.

The deaths raise the toll from Harvey to at least 23.


A Houston-based telemedicine practice has made its virtual network of 50 doctors available for free to patients affected by Harvey.

Dr. Latisha Rowe said Wednesday that Rowe Docs’ physicians are coordinating with doctors and nurses volunteering at shelters to treat and write prescriptions for Harvey evacuees who fled their homes without medicine or who sustained injuries on the way out.

She said the greatest threat in shelters comes from the contaminated water many people treaded through to safety. She said infections need to be “contained and controlled” so they don’t spread.

Among the network’s doctors is Angela Nunnery, who escaped her flooded home on Houston’s north side by boat and dump truck with her husband, children, 78-year-old mother and two dogs. In addition to a daily shift attending patients online, Nunnery has been volunteering at her church — a makeshift shelter for about 150 evacuees.

She said local pharmacists have been providing patients with a week’s supply of free medicine.


Tropical Storm Harvey has spawned at least one tornado in Mississippi and created bands of strong winds that damaged homes and toppled some trees.

The National Weather Service says the tornado touched down Wednesday in the southern Mississippi town of Petal, which is near Hattiesburg. Local news outlets showed photos of damaged fences and shingles pulled off a home. No injuries were immediately reported.

The weather service was trying to determine whether damage further south was caused by tornadoes or other strong winds. Meteorologist Alek Krautmann says damage was reported in Pearl River County, in the city of Biloxi and in a subdivision between Ocean Springs and Gautier (GO-shay).

He says Harvey also caused flash flooding before dawn Wednesday in parts of Pascagoula.


The Environmental Protection Agency has issued emergency waivers allowing states from Maryland to Texas to ignore some clean-air requirements for gasoline to ensure an adequate fuel supply despite disruptions caused by Harvey.

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt says the waivers issued Wednesday will help ensure an adequate supply of fuel throughout the South, Southeast and Mid-Atlantic.

In a letter to governors, Pruitt says the shutdown of nearly a dozen refineries and extreme weather conditions that have prevented fuel-barge movement in the Gulf Coast region justify the waiver. The designated states receive significant gasoline supplies from Gulf-area refineries.

The waivers are effective immediately and continue through Sept. 15 at least.

Affected states are Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia, as well as Washington, D.C.


Residents of a retirement home in Orange, Texas are being evacuated by airboat from the flooded facility about 30 miles east of Beaumont.

Agents from the Florida Wildlife Commission and two trucks from the Louisiana Army National Guard are participating in the evacuation of the Golden Years Retirement home.

Water in the parking lot was thigh deep about 3 p.m. Wednesday as guardsmen entered the building and carried residents from the second floor where they had been sheltering in a dry area of the small facility.

Wildlife agents then floated the residents, one-by-one in a Wildlife Commission airboat to the truck. About six residents had been rescued as of midafternoon and it was unclear how many more were sheltering on the second floor.

Texas Health and Human Services records show Golden Years has a licensed capacity of 16. Department spokeswoman Carrie Williams said more than 2,800 residents of about 120 long-term care facilities in areas affected by Harvey had been evacuated by Tuesday. That number was expected to grow.


The VA North Texas Health Care System in Dallas says 20 of its nurses have headed to Houston to relieve the staff at Houston’s beleaguered Veterans Affairs hospital.

The team will join a 25-member team from the Austin-based Central Texas Veterans Health Care System, and 15 professionals from San Antonio-based South Texas Veterans Health Care System.

According to a statement Wednesday, Houston’s VA hospital has had about 700 staffers staying onsite, sleeping on floors, in the auditorium and in offices to keep the facility open throughout the disaster.

A former U.S. Army ranger swam through flood waters to the hospital to be treated for a burst appendix.


Fort Bend County Sheriff Troy Nehls says one man is being detained and another is hospitalized in critical condition after an apparent road rage shooting in storm-related traffic.

The sheriff said high water across many streets and roads in the county west and southwest of Houston has forced traffic to the few roads opened, leading to congestion.

Nehls told television station KPRC that the incident “should not have happened.”

Nehls says the man in custody after the shooting Wednesday afternoon is telling investigators he does have a license to carry a gun.


Authorities in the Houston-area say they are investigating 17 more deaths to see whether they qualify as storm-related.

Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences spokeswoman Tricia Bentley says that the medical examiner is doing autopsies Wednesday and the agency will update its storm-related death toll in the evening.

She says authorities expect to find more bodies in homes and cars as the waters from Harvey begin to recede. The 17 bodies at the morgue do not include the bodies of six relatives found in a van in Houston on Wednesday.

The overall death toll from Harvey is at least 21.


Some motorists have been stranded along Interstate 10 in southeast Texas for nearly 24 hours after they pulled off the freeway but couldn’t re-enter.

More than two dozen vehicles, including a TV news crew’s, remained clustered Wednesday afternoon around a closed convenience store in Orange, Texas.

I-10 is elevated and passable between Orange and Lake Charles, Louisiana, about 35 miles to the east. But many on- and off-ramps are too flooded from Harvey’s rains to allow vehicles to pass.

Erin Gaudet of Beaumont, Texas, is among those stranded at the store. She said she left her house Tuesday to pick up a kitten, then had to spend the night with it in her SUV. She says she’s planning to name it Harvey.

Harvey made landfall again Wednesday near the Texas-Louisiana border.


About 10,000 additional National Guard troops from around the U.S. are being deployed to Texas as Harvey continues dumping rain on the region.

Gov. Greg Abbott said Wednesday that “the worst is not over” for southeastern Texas as widespread flooding continues.

The Republican says the arrival of additional Guard members from around the country will bring the total number of deployments to about 24,000. Abbott earlier this week activated all available members of the Texas National Guard.

Abbott says the Guard has conducted more than 8,500 rescues and more than 1,400 shelter-in-place and welfare checks.


A woman whose body was found floating in floodwaters near a residential area in southeast Texas is believed to be at least the 21st person to have died in Harvey’s path.

Beaumont police say the woman’s body was discovered Wednesday morning. Authorities have not released her name and are not certain of the circumstances that led to her death.

The woman is the second person to have died in Beaumont this week.

Authorities found a shivering 3-year-old clinging to the body of her drowned mother in a rain-swollen canal Tuesday after the woman tried to carry her child to safety.

Beaumont police on Wednesday identified the mother as 41-year-old Colette Sulcer and said her daughter was being treated for hypothermia but doing well.


The Harris County Sheriff’s office confirmed on Wednesday that they pulled six victims from a submerged van in Greens Bayou.

Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzales says relatives returned to the scene Wednesday to look for signs of the van and notified authorities after spotting part of it poking above the water and seeing two bodies in the front seat.

The van was recovered from about 10 feet (3 meters) of muddy water in Green’s Bayou in northeast Houston.

Gonzalez says bodies of two adults were recovered from the front seat and the four children were found in the back. He said it appeared the van was a work truck and the back section was separated by a steel screen partition.

Samuel Saldivar told deputies he was in his brother’s van rescuing his parents and relatives from their flooded home Sunday when the van was tossed by a strong current into the bayou as it crossed a bridge. He escaped through a window but the others were trapped. The victims included his parents and their four great-grandchildren ranging in age from 6 to 16.

The van belongs to the family members reported missing by relatives on Sunday, in the wake of Harvey -related flooding.


Houston saw blue skies again on Tuesday as Tropical Storm Harvey was moving east to Louisiana, where it made a second landfall.

But the city and the area are far from being out of the woods yet, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner reminded early on Wednesday, as he mentioned remaining and potential flooding coming from reservoirs, lakes, and bayous.


Forecasters are looking at a weather system off the Mexican coast just south of Texas that they say has a one-in-five chance of developing into something tropical in the next five days.

Dennis Feltgen, a meteorologist at the National Hurricane Center, says if it does develop, it would do so slowly and that it shouldn’t be seen as an imminent threat. He says it wouldn’t necessarily hit Harvey-flooded areas, but there’s a chance.

The system is so far out that forecasters can’t say how much more rain it would bring.

Hurricane Harvey has weakened to a minimal tropical storm, with maximum sustained winds of 40 mph (64 kph), down from 45 mph (72 kph). Warnings and watches have been dropped for nearly all of Texas, except Sabine Pass.


Both George Bush Intercontinental and William P. Hobby Airports plan to resume limited domestic airline passenger service today, Wednesday, at 4 p.m. following severe weather caused by Hurricane Harvey. The airport system says they plan to begin a phased return to service, with full service expected by the weekend.

They’re advising travelers to contact their air carrier for specific flight status updates and asking that only passengers with a ticket for a confirmed scheduled flight should come to the airport. Airport officials are also warning that many roads around the City of Houston are still unsafe for travel and they’re urging passengers to take their time arriving to the airports and to solidify a safe route to and/or from their facilities.


Downtown Houston business district officials say the city’s center has survived Harvey in relatively good shape, though flooding has damaged several buildings, including City Hall and the city’s main performing arts centers.

Officials said Wednesday that flooding damaged the ground floor or basements of more than two dozen buildings or businesses downtown, primarily along Buffalo Bayou, a river-like waterway that meanders west to east through the city.

Among the damaged buildings are the Alley Theatre, Wortham Theater Center, Hobby Center and Jones Hall, home of the Houston Symphony.

Streets to and within downtown are open, although some freeway exit ramps leading into downtown remain impassable. There are some scattered power outages and some traffic signals are out.

There is isolated flooding in the pedestrian tunnels what wind through downtown.


The federal Department of Education is easing financial aid rules and procedures for those affected by Harvey.

The department is encouraging students whose financial needs have been altered by the storm to contact their school’s financial aid office. The agency says in a statement that colleges and career schools will be allowed to use “professional judgment” to adjust a student’s financial information in the aftermath of Harvey.

A school may even be able to waive certain paperwork requirements if documents were destroyed in the flooding.

The department says borrowers struggling to pay off loans because of Harvey should inform their loan servicers — and they’ve been directed to give borrowers flexibility in managing loan payments.


All students in the largest district in Texas will be eligible to receive three free meals per day at school as the state recovers from Harvey.

The Houston Independent School District on Wednesday announced the plan promising free meals on campus to 216,000 students during the 2017-2018 school year.

An HISD statement says federal and state agriculture departments have waived the usual required application process, part of the National School Lunch/Breakfast Program, to help with Harvey recovery.

Superintendent Richard Carranza says the waiver will give families one less concern as they begin the process of restoring their lives.

Thousands of people have been forced from their homes in Houston since Harvey struck, submerging the city with torrential rain.


There are more than 32,000 people in shelters across Texas as Harvey continues drenching the state’s Gulf Coast.

Gov. Greg Abbott says Texas also has an additional 30,000 beds “available as needed” for those who fled or are still fleeing floodwaters associated with the storm.

At a news conference in Austin, Abbott said there are still about 107,000 power outages statewide, down from nearly 140,000 over the weekend. Harvey roared ashore as a hurricane Friday, then triggered deadly floods as a tropical storm.

Abbott refused to speculate on the final costs of the storm in terms of property damage. But he suggested that the scope of destruction far exceeded that of Hurricane Katrina in 2005 or 2012’s Superstorm Sandy, meaning the financial impact will likely be far greater than both.


News 887’s Al Ortiz interviewing Tonie Robinson who is trying to get to his son’s home in Huffman, the northeast part of greater Houston. Robinson is sitting on a flooded 1960 and he’s concerned because he can’t reach his son. “There’s no way I can get back there, period. It’s bad, it’s real bad so I advise everyone to stay in, don’t even try it, don’t even go back out”, says Robinson.

Parts of Huffman are still struggling to drain the water. There isn’t a house that hasn’t been untouched by flooding in this area.

Flooding still remains at the intersection of Kirkwood and Westheimer in west Houston. This videos shows the extent of how water-logged some areas are.


Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez confirmed on Wednesday that the two bodies found in a van in the Green Bayous area belong to the family members reported missing by relatives on Sunday, in the wake of Harvey -related flooding. The van was purportedly carrying 6 family members.

Gonzalez explained in press conference that they would need to recover the van to check if more bodies are in it.

Harris County Sheriff’s office confirms 2 more Harvey-related deaths north of Houston, in addition to the 5 previously confirmed by Harris County. This elevates the confirmed casualties in Harris to 7 and the total death-toll to 20, according to Associated Press.


Houston saw blue skies again on Tuesday as Tropical Storm Harvey was moving east to Louisiana, where it made a second landfall.

But the city and the area are far from being out of the woods yet, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner reminded early on Wednesday, as he mentioned remaining and potential flooding coming from reservoirs, lakes, and bayous.

Although there are different unconfirmed versions of the total numbers for Harvey casualties in the Houston area, the Harris County Institite for Forensic Sciences have confirmed 5 for the county and is investigating 8 others.

In Houston, H-E-B sent its Mobile Kitchen to the George R. Brown Convention Center to feed more than 10,000 storm evacuees, along with first responders.

Community service provider BakerRipley opened a shelter at NRG Park on Tuesday night for people who were forced out of their homes. BakerRipley says it will announce a process for volunteers to register or drop-off donations in the coming days.

Broadway celebrity Lin-Manuel Miranda asked his followers on Facebook to donate to the Texas organization.

Earlier on Wednesday, The Harris County Flood Control District alerted about an increased flooding threat along Buffalo Bayou coming from controlled releases on Addicks and Barker reservoirs, specifically for areas located downstream of the two reservoirs.

Map of areas around Houston reservoirs. Aug. 30th, 2017.

Outlet gates at the Addicks and Barker dams are releasing record levels of storm-water that has been stored in the reservoirs in response to Harvey's torrential late-August rainfall in Harris County. These additional releases have added to the out-of-banks flooding in neighborhoods along Buffalo Bayou, the receiving bayou from the two federal reservoirs.

Higher-than-normal controlled releases will continue from the reservoirs into Buffalo Bayou as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers works to lower water levels in both flood control facilities in west Harris County. The Corps is monitoring the impact of the stormwater releases in order to minimize the risk of flooding both above and below the dams.

Affected Harris County residents are urged to report house flooding at or by calling the Harris County Flood Control District's phone bank at 713-684-4000.


On Wednesday morning, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, FEMA, talked about how they will assess Harvey damages in Houston and along the Texas cost and Louisiana, to rebuild and get the process to claim for federal aid started.

It’s important that those affected by Harvey first report to their insurance company, FEMA authorities said in press conference, and that there is a collective effort from all residents to help as “the need to volunteer is going to extend to the next couple of years.”

FEMA said that more than 12,400 employees from more than 17 federal departments and agencies are working together.

U.S. Geological Survey crews are working to determine the depth and extent of the catastrophic flooding. The information they glean will help the Federal Emergency Management Agency steer relief to the areas of greatest need. Then, when the water recedes, the findings will help homeowners and insurers recover from their losses, help FEMA map the flood plains where property is at risk, and help scientists do a better job of forecasting floods in the future.

To apply for assistance:


The Brazos River in Fort Bend County is expected to crest at 57.5 feet on Thursday. At 3 a.m. on Wednesday, the Brazos was at nearly 53 feet. Should the Brazos reach the projected 57.5 foot level, it would exceed the normal flood stage by 12 feet, and surpass the current record by nearly three feet.

Meanwhile, evacuation orders remain in effect for large portions of Fort Bend County near the Brazos. The latest shelter in that area to open is Stafford High School. That shelter is only accommodating people. Their animals have to be crated, and delivered to official *Red Cross Shelters.* Donations can be dropped off at the Recreation & Tennis Center on Cypress Point Drive. The items most in need include blankets & towels, air mattresses and bedding, toiletries, and pre-packaged, non-perishable snacks.

Help is also available for people in need at the Stafford Middle School Cafeteria. People who wish to volunteer should also go to that location.

First responders in Fort Bend have performed more than 5-thousand rescues so far. To ensure the safety of rescue crews, and the people they're working to save, The Federal Aviation Administration has issued a temporary ban on all civilian aircraft and radio-operated drones until further notice.

The Red Cross says almost a thousand volunteers are on the ground in the parts of Texas that Harvey ravaged. Along with its partners, the Red Cross says it has served nearly 30,000 meals and snacks, and facilitated the delivery of more than 80 tractor-trailer loads of cots, blankets, ready-to-eat meals, comfort kits, kitchen supplies and cleaning supplies.

At the end of last week, the Red Cross prepositioned additional blood products in Houston ahead of the storm to help ensure an adequate blood supply would be available for hospital patients. Extra blood inventory is also on standby in Dallas.


Capital Senior Living Services, which owns and operates 32 senior living communities in Texas, is offering available space in Texas and neighboring states to seniors displaced by the storm who are currently in need of senior housing services.

Rescuers with the advocacy rights group People For The Ethical Treatment For Animals are using boats to save dogs, cats, and other animal companions that evacuees had to leave behind. PETA reminds animal owners to keep their pets indoors if they choose not to evacuate. Also if you see an animal in trouble and can't help, make a note of where they are and call authorities.

The Harris County Toll Road Authority is urging drivers to obey all road closures and barricades. The Authority says it has seen far too many people try to bypass those barricades. Officials say they'll be taken down only when it is safe to do so.

The University of Houston system says, barring any unforeseen events, it still plans to reopen its campuses Tuesday, September 5th. UH says it will also work on a process for students affected by Harvey who had earlier been turned down for financial aid to file an appeal so they won't be forced to drop classes.

Another bank is contributing to relief efforts. Regions Bank is giving 100-thousand dollars to help. And, like several other banks, Regions says it will waive various ATM fees, provide extensions on credit card payments along with personal and business loans, along with discounts on loans of up to 1-million dollars for businesses that need cash to rebuild.

The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion experience no physical damage from Harvey. However, the storm has lead to the cancellation of another upcoming event — Jeff and Larry's Backyard BBQ featuring Jeff Foxworthy and Larry the Cable Guy, which was set for this Saturday. Ticket holders may get refunds through wherever they made their purchase.

Space Center Houston remains closed through Friday, when it will announce whether it will open on Saturday, or some later date.


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