HOUSTON – Heavy rains are expected in the Houston area as Hurricane Nicholas approaches the Texas coast.
Due to weather conditions, some shops change their opening hours or close.
LIST: School closings due to Tropical Storm Nicholas
This list of store closures will be updated as soon as they are announced.
Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston
Galveston-Houston Archdiocese offices will be closed for the remainder of the day and will remain closed on Tuesday, September 14th.
Due to the deteriorating weather conditions, the ferry service was discontinued. We will resume operations when it is safe to do so.
Harris County Public Health COVID Testing, Vaccination Centers
Due to the bad weather from Hurricane Nicholas, all tests, vaccination centers and health clinics will be closed on Tuesday, September 14th, 2021. Remember to follow @ReadyHarris and stay vigilant!
Harris Health System outpatient departments
Harris Health System will close all of its outpatient clinics at 3:00 p.m. on Monday and will remain closed on Tuesday. This includes all primary care and specialty clinic locations, the Ambulatory Surgical Center at Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital, the Riverside Dialysis Center, and all infusion and radiation therapy services. The clinics will resume their regular appointments on Wednesday lunchtime. Patients with affected appointments will be contacted to arrange a new appointment. For information on Harris Health closures, please visit www.harrishealth.org or the Harris Health social media sites on Twitter or Facebook. Lyndon B. Johnson and Ben Taub Hospitals and Emergency Centers will remain open.
The following HEB stores in the Houston area will close at 8:00 p.m. on Monday, September 13, and are expected to open at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 14th.
– Bay colony HEB
– Black Hawk HEB
– Pearland HEB plus!
– Siena market HEB
– West Colombia HEB
– Alvin HEB
– Santa Fe HEB
– Fairmont Pkwy HEB
– Sea colony HEB
– Fry Road and I-10 HEB
– Mason Rd HEB
– Gulfgate HEB
– Beechnuts HEB
– Westheimer and Kirkwood HEB
– Friendswood HEB
– HEB River Park
– Clear Lake Market HEB
– Bellaire Boulevard HEB
– Grand Parkway HEB plus!
– HEB buffalo market
– Katy market HEB
– Sugar country market HEB
– Montrose Market HEB
– Texas City HEB
– Pearland Market
– San Felipe HEB
– League City HEB
– Lake Jackson HEB
– Clear Lake Marketplace HEB
– Wildlife Park HEB
– Aliana Market HEB
– Richmond Market HEB
– Cross Creek Ranch HEB
– Bellaire HEB market
– Mont Belvieu HEB
– Baytown HEB
– Meyerland-Markt HEB
– Spring Green Market HEB
– MacGregor Market HEB
– Wed Tienda – Wed Tienda 1 closes on Monday September 13th at 8:00 p.m.
– Joe V’s Smart Shop – Joe V’s Smart Shop: # 5 Baytown, # 6 Bellfort, # 7 W. Fuqua, # 9 Red Bluff / Pasadena closes on Monday, September 13th at 9:00 p.m.
All other shops have regular opening times, unless listed.
Houston Public Library
Due to severe weather, all Houston Public Library locations will be closed on Tuesday September 14th and will reopen on Wednesday September 15th.
The Houston Zoo closes on Monday lunchtime and will remain closed until Tuesday. Guests who bought tickets for Monday can exchange them for another day. Ticket holders should check their email for details. The zoo says the animals are cared for by a select group of team members and have safe barns and night houses built to weather storms.
Houston Food Bank
Houston Food Bank is monitoring tropical storm Nicholas and is canceling evening shifts tonight, Monday September 13, for both workers and volunteers.
They expect offices and volunteer services to close on Tuesday September 14th (Tuesday closings will be confirmed very early in the morning).
Shipments to partner locations for tomorrow, Tuesday, September 14th, have been canceled as Houstoners are advised to stay out of the streets from tonight until tomorrow afternoon. We want our drivers to stay safe.
Ride-out teams are set up in the warehouses during the storm. (These are teams that “ride out” the storm in the camp to make sure there is no flooding or damage and can help with the emergency response.)
The Houston Food Bank has prepared disaster boxes and other supplies and currently available are:
Disaster boxes – approx. 200 pallets
Water – About 200 pallets
MREs – Approximately 300 pallets
Houston Public Library
Due to severe weather, all Houston Public Library locations will be closed on Tuesday September 14th and will reopen on Wednesday September 15th. Please stay safe Houston!
The Houston SPCA Adoption Center will be closed from Monday, September 13, 2021 at 4:30 p.m. through Tuesday, September 14, due to Tropical Storm Nicholas.
Legacy Community Health
To ensure the safety of patients and staff, Legacy Community Health clinics will be closed for personal visits on Monday September 13th at 5:00 p.m. and will remain our region on Tuesday 14th. Virtual appointments take place as usual.
The Legacy Montrose Pharmacy will remain open Tuesday the 14th from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, but the Legacy Lyons and Legacy Southwest Pharmacy locations will be closed. Patients with agreed personal appointments are proactively contacted by the clinic staff to reschedule their appointments.
Legacy clinics are currently expected to resume normal operations on Wednesday, September 15. Any changes or specific clinic closings due to additional weather issues will be announced on Wednesday by early afternoon.
The list of locations and their opening times are updated on the Legacy website at https://www.legacycommunityhealth.org/contact-us/.
As the Houston area prepares for the severe weather conditions associated with Hurricane Nicholas, the safety of our patients, visitors, and staff remains our number one priority. If necessary, we will inform you about important changes to dates or operations. For updates, please visit the Memorial Hermann Emergency Information website.
Subway and local buses
The last trips for METRORail and local bus took place on Monday at 7 p.m.
METRO will resume restricted operations for local buses, METRORail, METRORapid and METROLift on Tuesday morning. Transit services will run on the agency’s busiest core routes as early as 8 a.m. on Tuesday. METRO security teams will also begin assessing HOV / HOT lanes in daylight to determine which corridors can be safely opened. The service for METRO Park & Ride will not resume on Tuesday.
The following services will be restored during the day:
– Local bus (some south-east routes may be shortened due to weather conditions)
– The METRORail service will resume on the Red Line in the late morning. Green and purple lines will come back into service after the security checks are complete.
– METRORapid Silver Line
– HOV / HOT lanes (This includes managed lanes on the following corridors: IH-45 S, IH-45 N, US-59 N, US-59 S, and US 290. Lanes open after security checks are completed.)
– The METROLift service is available from 8:00 a.m. Due to the unsafe road conditions, it is still possible that METROLift will not be able to reach certain areas to pick up customers. Expect some delays as drivers use extreme caution. Customers should call 713-225-6716 to schedule trips. Inquiries are processed on a case-by-case basis.
Due to occasional wind damage caused by Nicholas, customers should expect some diversions and delays on several METRO routes and plan additional travel time. Patience is appreciated.
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Pearland town center
Pearland Town Center closes at 4:00 p.m. on Monday. Some restaurants and shops may have different opening times, please call beforehand.
The container terminals in Port Houston closed embarkation operations at 3:00 p.m. on Monday. Due to the ongoing effects of Hurricane Nicholas and widespread power outages, all terminals in Port Houston will remain closed on Tuesday. These include the Turning Basin Terminal, Barbours Cut and Bayport Container Terminals.
Houston Space Center
Space Center Houston closes at 2 p.m. on Monday and reopens on Wednesday.
City of La Porte
The offices of the city of La Porte will be closed on Tuesday September 14th. This includes garbage collection and the collection of heavy garbage. Tuesday’s rubbish will be picked up on Wednesday. The collection of heavy rubbish will resume on Wednesday.
Sugar Country City Offices
Due to the bad weather from Tropical Storm Nicholas, the city’s offices will be closed for normal business operations at 3:00 p.m. on Monday.
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