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How Prepared for Icy Weather is Greater Houston?

Posted on · Dozens of schools are closed today and transportation officials are warning motorists to stay off the roads after a mix of rain and below-freezing temperatures overnight brought on icy conditions for the Greater Houston area. We discuss how TX DOT prepared for the region’s winter storm and how emergency officials will be monitoring conditions throughout […]

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Icy Weather, The Good The Bad & The Ugly, & Young Choir Voices: Houston Matters for Fri., Jan. 24, 2014

Posted on · Dozens of schools are closed today and transportation officials are warning motorists to stay off the roads after a mix of rain and below-freezing temperatures overnight brought on icy conditions for the Greater Houston area. Today on Houston Matters, we’ll discuss how TX DOT prepared for the region’s winter storm and how emergency officials will […]

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Remembering Five Years Since Hurricane Ike

Posted on · Five years ago today the most costly hurricane in Texas history made landfall. Ike came ashore in Galveston on September 13th, 2008, as a Category Two hurricane. Ike brought with it sustained winds of up to 110 miles per hour, and a 22 foot storm surge. It was blamed for more than a hundred deaths in […]

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Houston Matters for Friday, August 30, 2013

Posted on · Harris County Judge Ed Emmett this week announced he would not put a measure on the ballot this November that would have asked voters to approve or reject a proposed tax to benefit an early childhood education program known as the Early to Rise campaign. It’s run by the nonprofit Harris County School Readiness Corporation, […]

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How to prepare for Hurricane Season

Posted on · Hurricane season starts June 1st. Are you prepared? We spoke with Patty Mancha, Deputy Director of External Affairs at FEMA Region 6 and Harris County Judge Ed Emmett about what you should know and how you should prepare in advance of hurricane season. Then, we talked about hurricanes, and all other things meteorological, with Frank Billingsley, […]

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KUHF Conversations: Judge Ed Emmett

Posted on · Harris County Judge Ed Emmett talks with David Pitman about making preparations for the 2010 hurricane season. Judge Emmett, the director of the Office of Emergency Management, says a sense of complacency has crept in among people in Harris County — nearly two years after Hurricane Ike, and one year after a season that brought no storms to the area.