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Posted: August 24, 2017

Hurricane Harvey


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HURRICANE HARVEY UPDATE

The center of Tropical Storm Harvey was located southeast of Palacios, off the Mid Texas Coast. The center of Harvey is forecast to turn northeast and north Tuesday. The center of Harvey is then forecast to move back onshore into the Upper Texas Coast and far East Texas on Wednesday. 

 

With Harvey pulling away to the east the threat for heavy rainfall along the I-35 corridor has ended. Some moderate bands of rain, wrapping around the northwest side of Harvey, could still impact Lavaca, Fayette, and Lee counties tonight. An additional 1/2 to 2 inches of rain is possible in this area. Less than 1/4 of additional rainfall is possible elsewhere.

 

Disastrous river flooding will continue for days along the Colorado River and Guadalupe river basins east of I-35.

SCHOOL CLOSURES:

* All Alamo Heights ISD school activities scheduled for this weekend are canceled starting at 8:00pm Friday including SAT testing.
* Alamo Colleges will close all campuses through the weekend including Northeast Lakeview College, Northwest Vista College, Palo Alto College, St. Philip's College, and San Antonio College.
* Floresville ISD has canceled all after-school activities including practice and games through the weekend.
* Fort Sam Houston ISD has canceled all activities this weekend.
* Harlandale has canceled all school-related activities for Saturday. SAT testing is rescheduled.
* La Vernia ISD has canceled all weekend activities.
* Lytle High School SAT test center will be closed Saturday.
* North East ISD canceled all student activities on Saturday. SAT testing postponed.
* Northside ISD canceled all weekend activities, SAT testing postponed.
* Our Lady of the Lake University San Antonio campus will remain closed through the weekend.
* Schertz-Cibolo Universal City ISD has canceled all student-related activities this weekend.
* The University of Incarnate Word canceled all classes Friday evening and Saturday. All athletic events are canceled this weekend. The annual Blessing of the Athletes scheduled for Sunday will be rescheduled for a later date.
* UTSA campuses closed through the weekend.


Monday School Closures:
* Gonzales ISD will be closed on Monday.
* New Braunfels ISD has canceled school on Monday Aug. 28. The first day of school is anticipated to be Tuesday for NBISD.
* Nixon-Smiley CISD will be closed Monday. School will start Tuesday.
* Poteet ISD canceling school on Monday. First day expected to be Tuesday.
* Pleasanton ISD canceling classes on Monday.
* Runge ISD is closed Monday for students and staff. Tuesday is a staff workday. Students will report to school Wednesday.

SHELTER LOCATIONS:

There are designated shelter facilities around the city. Those shelters are “always ready to go,” but the city currently is making preparations for all the necessities, including enough beds for evacuees. Many of the facilities include large warehouses that have been retrofitted as sleeping quarters and meeting areas.

All evacuees should check in at 200 Gembler Road, just northeast of the AT&T Center.

Arrington said evacuees with pets can also go to the Gembler check-in point, but pets can’t stay in the same facilities as people. All pets, with the exception of service animals, will be kept in separate facilities. However, the city will provide shuttle service so people can visit their animals.

The city’s Animal Care Services department also is looking for people to foster animals, so they can clear out kennels in preparation for evacuees arriving with their pets.

San Antonio is asking any volunteers wanting to help to call 311.

Disaster Aid Avialable in 18 Texas Counties

The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) is accepting applications for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) as a result of severe weather due to Hurricane Harvey. Under Presidential Disaster Declaration (FEMA 4332-DR) dated August 25, 2017, workers who lost their jobs and self-employed individuals who have been unable to work due to damage sustained from Hurricane Harvey. Applications for DUA must be submitted by September 27, 2017.


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