YMCA of Greater Houston announces staggered facility, program closures ahead of Hurricane Laura

YMCA of Greater Houston officials announced Aug. 25 that facilities and programs will be closed through at least Aug. 28 in preparation for Hurricane Laura's landfall expected Aug. 27. (Courtesy YMCA)
YMCA of Greater Houston officials announced Aug. 25 that facilities and programs will be closed through at least Aug. 28 in preparation for Hurricane Laura's landfall expected Aug. 27. (Courtesy YMCA)

YMCA of Greater Houston officials announced Aug. 25 that facilities and programs will be closed through at least Aug. 28 in preparation for Hurricane Laura's landfall expected Aug. 27. (Courtesy YMCA)

YMCA of Greater Houston officials announced Aug. 25 that facilities and programs will be closed through at least Aug. 28 in preparation for Hurricane Laura's landfall expected Aug. 27.

According to the press release, the Edgar A. Smith Family YMCA, Perry Family YMCA, Vic Coppinger Family YMCA and Wendel D. Ley Family YMCA will be closed starting at 8 p.m. on Aug. 25. All other Greater Houston-area YMCA locations will follow and close beginning at noon on Aug. 26.


Additionally, the press release states the Y Learning Center, Day Camp and all youth programs will be closed Aug. 26-28, and Early Childhood Care will close starting at noon Aug. 26 and be unavailable through at least Aug. 28.

Additionally, YMCA After School Child Care will follow the direction of local school districts, the release states, meaning if classes are canceled in a particular school district, the associated YMCA program will not be available.

YMCA officials will announce reopening plans on the morning of Aug. 28, and updates can be found on the YMCA of Greater Houston website.
By Hannah Zedaker

Editor, Spring/Klein & Lake Houston/Humble/Kingwood

Hannah joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in May 2016 after graduating with a degree in journalism from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. In March 2019, she transitioned to editor of the Spring/Klein edition and later became the editor of both the Spring/Klein and Lake Houston/Humble/Kingwood editions in June 2021. Hannah covers education, local government, transportation, business, real estate development and nonprofits in these communities. Prior to CI, Hannah served as associate editor of The Houstonian, interned with Community Impact Newspaper and spent time writing for the Sam Houston State University College of Fine Arts and Mass Communication and The Huntsville Item.