Harvey-related Business Closures

Tomball Municipal Court will be closed for the remainder of the week:

Due to inclement weather, Municipal Court will be closed the remainder of this week.  Those who are scheduled to appear prior to Tuesday, September 5th, must reset in person by Tuesday, September 12th.


Harris County Jury Service and Courts cancelled through Tuesday, Sep 5, 2017:

Due to wide-spread flooding in the greater Houston and Harris County area, all Harris County courts listed below will remain closed for business through Labor Day:
·       Harris County Felony District Courts
·       Harris County Civil District Courts
·       Harris County Family District Courts
·       Harris County Juvenile District Courts
·       Harris County Criminal Courts at Law
·       Harris County Civil Courts at Law
·       Harris County Justice Courts
·       Harris County Probate Courts
If you have a case set in district criminal (felony) or county criminal (Class A or B misdemeanor) court during the week of August 28, 2017: All cases originally scheduled for court appearances during the week of August 28, 2017, will automatically be rescheduled to appear in court exactly two weeks after the originally scheduled date and time.  Attorneys may call the applicable court and request a different date if this presents a conflict.

If you have a case set in another court listed above during the week of August 28, 2017: Please contact your court for a new date and time.

Jury duty has been cancelled for this week as well. Jurors summoned for duty during the week of August 28, 2017, do not need to appear and do not need to reschedule.


Several Post Offices in the Houston District will be closed effective Friday until further notice:

Hurricane Harvey's possible impact on the Gulf Coast resulted in the temporary closure of some postal facilities in the Houston District until further notice. Today, U.S. Postal Service Houston District Manager David Camp announced that retail and delivery operations, along with drop shipments and mail acceptance, have all been suspended at the following offices:

COLLEGEPORT TX 77428, 15235 FM 1095, COLLEGEPORT TX 77428-0015
BAY CITY TX 77414, 1309 BAYWOOD DR, BAY CITY TX 77414-9998
MARKHAM TX 77456, 610 BROADWAY ST, MARKHAM TX 77456-9800
WADSWORTH TX 77483, 13622 HIGHWAY 60 S, WADSWORTH TX 77483-9800
VAN VLECK TX 77482, 8901 STATE HIGHWAY 35 N, VAN VLECK TX 77482-9899
BLESSING TX 77419, 800 FM 616 W, BLESSING TX 77419-0015
ELMATON TX 77440, 10430 HIGHWAY 35, ELMATON TX 77440-0077

If necessary, more information will be forthcoming regarding alternate locations where customers can retrieve mail and make postal purchases. We apologize to our customers for any inconvenience caused by the temporary closures. The Postal Service will continue to work as quickly as possible to reopen those affected Post Offices. Customers can call 1-800-ASK-USPS (1-800-275-8777) to obtain information, including available, alternate Post Office retail locations, or check the Postal Service website: www.usps.com.


Fort Bend County has the following closures in place:

County Judge Bob Hebert has ordered that Fort Bend County offices be CLOSED on Monday, August 28, 2017 through Thursday, August 31, 2017 because of the dangerous flood conditions. Employees please call 281-341-4444 for additional information. Jury duty has been cancelled. Please visit fbcoem.org for updated information on the storm.


League City has the following closures in place:

The City of League City is working on issues related to rising flood waters across our city. Over the last 24 hours we have received in excess of 24 inches of rain and anticipate more over the next few days. Due to this extended weather event, all non-emergency city services are closed until further notice.

Closures include: City Hall, Permitting and Building Inspections, Helen Hall Library, Hometown Heroes Park, Johnnie Arolfo Civic Center and all other City parks.


East Houston Regional Medical Center is temporarily suspending service:

In order to consolidate resources and for patient safety purposes in preparation of Hurricane Harvey, HCA affiliated East Houston Regional Medical Center will temporarily suspend service effective immediately at: East Houston Regional Medical Center, 13111 East Freeway, Houston, TX 77015

Not In Service: Now, Friday, August 25, 2017 

Services at East Houston Regional Medical Center will resume as soon as feasible after Hurricane Harvey has passed. Individuals in need of emergency care can access Bayshore Medical Center located at 4000 Spencer Highway, Pasadena, Texas 77504.  


Texas Children's Hospital has the following closures in place as of August 29:

We are continuing normal inpatient operations today but all clinics are closed and all outpatient procedures are canceled at the three Texas Children’s Hospital campuses today and Wednesday, including the Texas Medical Center campus, West Campus and The Woodlands.

All Texas Children’s Health Centers, as well as community Maternal-Fetal Medicine and OB/GYN clinics are closed today and Wednesday. The Centers for Children and Women are closed today and Wednesday.

In addition, all Texas Children's Pediatrics practices and Texas Children's Urgent Care locations are closed today. We are assessing the impact of the storms on our locations and developing plans for opening.
Renal patients are being contacted directly by the clinic. If patients need additional assistance, they may call 832-826-0850.

For all other existing appointments, we will call you to reschedule your appointment or outpatient surgery. Please continue to check back for more communications. Thank you for your patience.


Galveston County has the following closures in place:

Hurricane Harvey presents a fluid situation. Galveston County will provide further notifications in the event of any changes to the closures listed below.
All Galveston County facilities will remain closed until Friday, September 1, 2017, with the exception of Calder Road, which will open at on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at 1:30 p.m. solely for the Special Meeting of the Galveston County Commissioners Court and will close after the conclusion of the meeting, and with the exception of those essential to ongoing rescue and emergency operations for authorized personnel.
Thereafter, all Galveston County facilities will remain closed until Friday, September 1, 2017, with the exception of those personnel and operations essential to the ongoing rescue and emergency operations.
Thus, it is presently anticipated that Galveston County facilities will reopen on Friday, September 1, 2017.
***This notice also includes all Galveston County Courts at Law and all Galveston County Judicial District Courts***

Galveston County will remain Closed until Friday, September 1, 2017 – Report to Work on Friday, September 1, 2017. Due to Hurricane Harvey, all Galveston County facilities will remain closed until Friday, September 1, 2017. At the present time, it is anticipated that Galveston County facilities will reopen on Friday, September 1, 2017. Only those employees essential to the ongoing rescue and emergency operations who have been directed by their Department Head or Official to be at work should report to work. Those employees who have been directed to report to the Galveston County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) should report to the EOC if ONLY IF YOU CAN DO SO SAFELY. All other employees should NOT report to work.
The Galveston County Office of Emergency Management and the Emergency Operations Center is at Level 1 status.


The Houston Zoo will remain closed Wednesday:

A Message From Houston Zoo CEO, Lee Ehmke
Tuesday, Aug. 29

We continue to hear devastating news about our beloved city, and our thoughts are with everyone who has been affected by this terrible event. I am grateful to report that our Zoo is still an island of relative normalcy in an ocean of crisis, with my deepest gratitude going to my fellow ride-out crew members. These incredible individuals have been working tirelessly for our animals and facilities.

I also want to share some information about how our fellow AZA-accredited Texas zoos are pitching in. This morning, the San Antonio Zoo and SeaWorld San Antonio flew a helicopter full of supplies and assistance into Houston to help the Downtown Aquarium, which has suffered major flood damage. This group has also begun arranging to help the Texas Zoo in Victoria. I have been receiving messages of concern and support from all over the world, and wanted you to know that we have an army of people who are pulling for us. We have re-activated some of our animal webcams to provide reassurance to our many supporters, stakeholders and fans that we are doing okay.

We will be closed tomorrow, Wednesday, August 30, and have started discussions on when we might re-open, keeping in mind the ability for our team members and guests to safely travel to the Zoo. As soon as those decisions have been made, we will certainly let you know. Until then, stay safe!


The Buffalo Soldier National Museum will be closed until further notice.


Houston Museum of Natural Science remains closed:

HMNS's thoughts are with those who are continuing to weather this storm in Houston. This community is strong and resilient, and we commend the efforts of first responders and meteorologists who keep us updated and safe.

We've had several people reach out to us about our facilities and collections. Thank you for your concern. A small team of dedicated staff are caring for our live animals and building. HMNS has been fortunate to not suffer damage.

When we have assessed that the museum is ready to reopen, we will let everyone know. Please stay safe and dry!


Space Center Houston will be remain closed through Friday:

Space Center Houston will remain closed through Friday, Sept. 1, because of regional conditions caused by Hurricane Harvey. We are monitoring conditions and will announce Saturday’s operating hours on our website and social media.


Typhoon Texas will be closed Saturday and Sunday:

Pending storms force closure of Typhoon Texas this weekend, August 26 and 27, 2017.

Both the Houston and Austin Typhoon Texas waterparks will be closed for the weekend of August 26-27 in preparation for Hurricane Harvey.

Our parks are scheduled to re-open for the weekend of September 2-4. Don't forget that we will be open for bonus days during select weekend dates in September.

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