HISD is monitoring a line of strong to severe thunderstorms that is expected to move through the Houston area. The district has eight safety investigators stationed across the city to watch for flooding. If water starts to rise, HISD’s transportation department will be ready to take students to neighboring schools outside the flooded area. Dispatchers closely track weather conditions and street closures. They also have immediate access to maps and data from the National Weather Service and the Harris County Flood Control District. The information is shared with bus drivers to help them avoid flooded areas and ensure students’ safety.