Hurricane Beryl: Houston business, office closures for Monday

Tropical Storm Beryl is heading toward the Texas coast and is expected to bring rain, wind and storm surge to the Greater Houston area and Southeast Texas.

In anticipation of the storm, some businesses and government offices have announced closures for Monday. Check out the list below.

RELATED: Houston-area school and college closures for Beryl

City of Galveston

Out of an abundance of caution, City facilities will be closed on Monday and only essential personnel will report to work. This means police and fire services will continue as normal, as will emergency operations and select municipal services. Our public works crews will be working in force to address storm-related infrastructure issues. However, the recreation centers, public buildings, municipal court, and City Hall will all be closed Monday.

Department heads and managers are responsible for informing nonessential employees of the closure.

For residents, trash services will be postponed one day this week with Monday’s route being collected Tuesday and so on. Monday’s route should secure trash cans and not place them at the pickup location before Tuesday morning. If there is significant tidal inundation on the West End, we will provide updates about Tuesday’s trash service as needed.


Harris County Pct. 4

Out of an abundance of caution, all Harris County Precinct 4 community and nature centers are closing immediately and will remain closed tomorrow, Monday, July 8, due to weather conditions. Please prepare for incoming storms as Tropical Storm Beryl is expected to impact our area overnight and through Monday.

Houston Zoo

The Houston Zoo’s leadership team has been monitoring the path of Tropical Storm Beryl and has decided to close the Zoo at noon today, Sunday, July 7 through Monday, July 8. The safety of our team members, guests, and animals is our top priority, and we have made this decision with that in mind. The decision on whether we reopen the Zoo on Tuesday, July 9 will be made as the weather event continues.

The animals will be cared for during the storm by a select group of team members who will stay at the Zoo throughout the weather event. Our animals have safe and secure barns and night houses constructed to weather storms like this.

(Photo by Matthew Horwood/Getty Images)

Lake Conroe

The San Jacinto River Authority (SJRA) and Montgomery County Constable Precinct 1 announce that Lake Conroe will be temporarily closed at 2:00pm for the safety of boaters and first responders due to Hurricane Beryl. SJRA has activated 24-hour protocols and will remain activated throughout the weather event.

Space Center Houston

For the safety of our crew and guests, Space Center Houston will be closed on Monday, July 8, 2024. All tours, experiences, camps, and events are canceled. 


In response to the ongoing impact of Hurricane Beryl, METRO has announced significant service adjustments to prioritize the safety of its customers and employees. Effective immediately, the following services will remain suspended until further notice:

  • Local bus routes
  • METRORapid services
  • METRORail operations
  • Curb2curb services
  • METROLift services
  • Park & Ride services
  • HOV/HOT lanes

Additionally, METRO RideStores will remain closed during this period.

Harris County Clerk’s Office

The Harris County Clerk’s Office will be closed today, Monday, July 8, 2024, due to the potential impacts of Hurricane Beryl.

Galveston Ferry

Ferry operations are currently halted until further notice due to severe weather conditions. We do not have a time available when service will resume. 

Missouri City Service

Due to Hurricane Beryl, waste collection adjustments are as follows:- GFL Services: Suspended on Monday.
- Best Trash: Suspended on Monday; services will resume on Thursday.

Texas City

The City of Texas City will close all city facilities, offices and services on Monday, July 8, due to the expected landfall and impacts of Tropical Storm Beryl.
In addition, the Texas City Dike is now closed.
There will not be any garbage collection on Monday, and all camps and recreation activities have been canceled.
The City of Texas City hopes to reopen all facilities for regular business hours on Tuesday, July 9, if weather/conditions improve.

Harris Health 

Harris Health will close all of its outpatient and clinic facilities on Monday, July 8, 2024, ahead of Hurricane Beryl for the safety of patients and staff. Patients with appointments are being notified of the closures and rescheduling options.

Harris County Criminal and Civil Courts 

Harris County Criminal and Civil Courts at Law will be closed on Monday, July 8, 2024, due to the potential for inclement weather and dangerous road conditions.

Harris County jury service 

If you were scheduled for Harris County jury service tomorrow, please stay home and stay safe. You are released from jury duty. You do not need to reschedule.

Kids’ Meals Office

Our office and warehouse are temporarily closed as we monitor Hurricane Beryl. Your safety and our community’s well-being are our top priorities. We’ll be back in action as soon as it’s safe. Stay tuned for updates and stay safe!

This story will be updated as more closures are announced.