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Hurricane season is here; be prepared

2014 June 4
by HISD Communications

The 2014 hurricane season has officially begun, and that means it’s time to start taking stock and getting ready in case a tropical system should threaten the Houston area. Some of the best online resources available to help citizens stay informed are the National Hurricane Center (managed by the National Weather Service), the City of Houston’s Ready Houston, and the Harris County Flood Warning System, which keeps an on-going tally of rainfall totals at hundreds of locations in real time.

HISD uses a number of methods to communicate with parents, students, and employees when inclement weather affects the district’s operations, including the main HISD website, social media (Twitter, Facebook), a call-out system, and local media. But don’t forget, you can always call the Inclement Weather Hotline (713-267-1704) for up-to-the-minute status reports. You can also visit the links above for details on how to make an evacuation plan and build a disaster kit.

Here are some other dates you might want to mark on your calendar:

  • June 4-July 3: Summer Meals program
  • June 12: Board meeting (regular)
  • June 18 (.pdf): Payday
  • June 19: Board meeting (budget)
  • July 2: Payday
  • July 3: closed for Independence Day
  • July 10: Board meeting
  • July 16: Payday
  • August 25: First day of school (students)
  • Sept. 1: Labor Day (holiday)
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