Inclement Weather Hotline Info

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    Inclement Weather Hotline—Call 713-556-9595 for any schedule changes that may occur because of the weather.

    HISD Procedures for Emergency Closing of Schools and Offices—The superintendent of schools may close schools and offices due to inclement weather or emergencies (e.g. flooding, icy roads, power failures, etc.) HISD announces such closings through its telephone and e-mail notification system, School Messenger. This information is also announced on radio and television stations and posted on this Web site. HISD's superintendent of schools will decide whether to close the school district, then make an official announcement.

    Individuals who miss the media announcements can call HISD's Weather Hotline (713-556-9595) for details.

    Emergencies—In an emergency, always dial 911. School-related emergencies or situations that require police assistance should also be reported to the HISD Police Department by calling 713-892-7777. To request non-emergency police service for HISD schools and facilities, call 713-842-3715. For more information, visit the Police Department Web site.

    Sign up for emergency alerts from the Greater Harris County 9-1-1 Emergency Network. The system is only used for public safety emergencies, including chemical spills or hazardous materials, missing persons, local area evacuations, dangerous persons and extreme life-threatening weather events.
    Be Prepared information from the National Hurricane Center, including "Developing a Family Plan" and "Creating a Disaster Supply Kit."

    Hurricane Survival Information from the American Red Cross, including "What to do After a Hurricane is Over."