Weather in West U

June 16, 2015

Code Red | Emergency Broadcasts for West University Place

Tropical Storm Bill threatens Houston and the Texas Gulf Coast. NOAAWhen threatened by hurricanes or tropical storms like Bill, the residents of West University Place receive prompt emergency notices from our Code Red service. This free service is arguably one of the BEST benefits of living in our great neighborhood. You can choose to be notified by text, email or ...

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June 16, 2015

Houston Flood Warning System

Sample Flood Guage - Harris County Flood Warning System

Of course, "shelter-in-place" is the best way to weather Tropical Storm Bill or other similar hurricanes and tropical storms.  But if you MUST be out on the roads, please check the state of the bayous FIRST. Harris County has stationed flood guage monitors in all our local bayous.  The Harris ...

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Oct. 31, 2011

The Drought vs. Your Trees

Drought vs. Your TreesRecently, my homeowners are seeing a new problem – the drought is costing us a lot of trees.

This is something of a cycle.  Here in Texas, the extended drought has drastically weakened the root systems of our shade trees. Then the big autumn storms finally blow through, bringing ...

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Feb. 11, 2011

Pest Control Tips from the Bug Guy

Cold weather can mean night-time visitors. Call your pest control provider.The onset of our cold snap means some critters may try to get indoors where it is warm.  Here are some helpful pest control hints from Robert Schoppe, of Drop Dead Pest Control....

If you hear night-time noises on these cold nights, do not delay.  Immediate action is required ...

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Sept. 13, 2010

Hurricane Ike - Two Years and Counting

Hurricane KatrinaThe Texas Association of Realtors held their annual convention in Galveston this year.  Interestingly enough, the dates coincided with Hurricane Ike’s second anniversary.

Given the destruction caused by Hurricane Ike, I am astonished at the improvement in the City of Galveston.  True, a few buildings are still boarded up ...

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Aug. 31, 2010

Hurricanes - the Effect on Houston's Housing Market

Hurricanes and the Effect on the Houston EconomyWe Houstonians will always be proud of our response following the twin disasters of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. We rose to the challenge as a caring community and not as the impersonal mega-metropolis that our size might indicate.

Houston’s housing market easily absorbed the 240,000 people who were displaced ...

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Dec. 4, 2009

Snow in West University Place

Yes, it DOES sometimes snow in West University Place, TX

Yes, sometimes (rarely!) it DOES snow in West University Place, Texas.

We Texans may not have a great deal of experience at winter weather -- but give us a brief snow flurry, and we can certainly figure out what to do with it!

Even if Mr. Snowman is only a foot ...

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July 1, 2009

Surviving the HEAT WAVE in West University Place

100 degree heat is giving us a heat wave in West University Place, TX.

July is upon us!  And we here in West University Place are doing our best to survive the resulting heat wave.

As a real estate professional, I like to give my clients this important heat wave survival tip:  Don't overload your air conditioner in this extreme weather!  ...

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June 30, 2009

Be Prepared for Hurricane Season

June inprepare for hurricane season in Texas.

On the Texas Gulf Coast, we all know what June means -- It is time to get prepared for hurricane season! Here are some tips from FEMA to help you plan. I have added a few of my own from recent experience!

  • Secure your property. Permanent storm shutters offer the best protections for ...
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June 7, 2009

CODE RED for West University Place

Code Red, a West University Place emergency notification service

I have just helped another neighbor sign up for the Code Red program sponsored by the City of West University.  So I am double-checking with all my friends to make sure they are aware of this valuable free service.

Throughout the Hurricane Ike recovery, Code Red called us regularly ...

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