Boil-water notices expand throughout region; additional warming centers open and more Houston-area winter storm updates

The Greater Houston area continued to see near-freezing temperatures and power outages Feb. 17. (Courtesy Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County)
The Greater Houston area continued to see near-freezing temperatures and power outages Feb. 17. (Courtesy Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County)

The Greater Houston area continued to see near-freezing temperatures and power outages Feb. 17. (Courtesy Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County)

Read Feb. 17 updates on how the historic winter storm continues to affect the Houston area.

Houston

Houston-area cities, municipal districts under boil water notice

Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo added that residents in the region should assume they are under a boil water notice unless they are told otherwise by local leaders.

Houston Public Works working to improve water pressure throughout day


Residents should have enough water pressure to flush toilets by the end of the day, Houston Public Works Director Carol Haddock said.

Harris County

Where to go to get warm: Locations around Harris County offering shelter

As widespread power outages continue, numerous warming stations have opened at community centers, churches and other locations in Harris County.

Montgomery County

5 Montgomery County utility districts, city of Willis now under boil-water notices


The county office of emergency management announced the notices shortly after 3 p.m. Feb. 17. However, neither The Woodlands nor Conroe are under boil-water notices as of Feb. 17.

Cy-Fair

City of Jersey Village issues boil water notice


The city of Jersey Village issued a boil water notice late Feb. 16 in an effort to ensure water safety.

Conroe-Montgomery

Lone Star Family Health Center's vaccinations postponed due to weather


The vaccination events are postponed to next week.

Sugar Land-Missouri City

UPDATED: Boil water notices issued for portions of Sugar Land, Missouri City

Residents in affected areas are advised to boil water for two minutes before using it to drink or cook with.

'This is a matter of life and death': Missouri City opens warming center as 51% of residents are without power

The Missouri City Recreation and Tennis Center will open as a warming center Feb. 17.

Katy

City of Katy residents under boil-water notice

Katy residents are advised to boil water for two minutes prior to using it to drink or cook with.

Bellaire-Meyerland-West University

Bellaire issues boil water notice; West U operating on 100% well water


Water from the city of Houston represents about 50%-60% of West U’s total water supply.

Emma Whalen, Vanessa Holt, Ben Thompson, Eva Vigh, Claire Shoop and Hunter Marrow contributed to this report.



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