Humble ISD, New Caney ISD students remain on campus as flooding continues

Several roadways in the Lake Houston area are experiencing high water after receiving heavy rains.

Several roadways in the Lake Houston area are experiencing high water after receiving heavy rains.

As Lake Houston-area roads and rivers continue to fill with severe rainfall, nearly 2,000 students in New Caney and Humble ISDs remain at local campuses because flooding made the districts' buses unable to access many campuses.

There are roughly 1,850 New Caney ISD students remaining on the district's campuses as of 8:30 p.m. May 7, said Scott Powers, NCISD's executive director of public relations, via email.

"Due to safety concerns, buses will not be transporting students home tonight," Powers said. "Campuses will remain open for parents to pick up their children throughout the evening and into the night. Please be aware of hazardous road conditions."

Additionally, the district announced that NCISD campuses will be closed Wednesday, May 8, due to the severe weather.

Meanwhile, there were roughly 150 students students remaining on Kingwood-area campuses as of 9 p.m. May 7, said Jamie Mount, director of public communications at Humble ISD, via email. She said roadway conditions in Kingwood made it challenging for school buses to navigate the area this afternoon.

Therefore, hundreds of students were given dinner, snacks and drinks as they waited at local campuses for their parents, siblings or emergency contacts to pick them up from the campuses. Students were being held at Kingwood Park High School; Kingwood Middle School; and Woodland Hills, Foster and Elm Grove elementary schools to await their parents.

However, despite the challenges the weather caused to transportation on May 7, Mount said HISD intends to hold classes on Wednesday, May 8.
By Kelly Schafler

Managing editor, South Houston

Kelly joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in June 2017 after majoring in print journalism and creative writing at the University of Houston. In March 2019, she transitioned to editor for the Lake Houston-Humble-Kingwood edition and began covering the Spring and Klein area as well in August 2020. In June 2021, Kelly was promoted to South Houston managing editor.



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