Houston ISD cancels after-school activities due to weather

Multiple school districts are placing students in shelters as severe weather affects southeastern Texas.

Houston ISD officials have announced that the school district will cancel all after-school activities on Tuesday due to forecasted severe weather.

Houston Chronicle staff

As the Houston area prepares for inclement weather on Tuesday, including heavy rain, storms and a possible tornado, some local school districts are taking precautions to ensure the safety of students, parents and staff. A Houston ISD official announced on Twitter around 11 a.m. Tuesday that they would be canceling all after-school activities, adding that they will make further announcements as they continue to monitor severe weather.

The announcement is tweet late monday District officials said they would follow the latest weather conditions from the current forecast. However, the Houston ISD stopped cutting classes early. In anticipation of inclement weather, the Hal Dysetta ISD has announced that it will be dismissing students at 1:00 pm on Tuesday. So far, no other school districts have announced early exit school closures on Tuesday.

Around the same time as the HISD announcement, a tornado warning was issued for Katie, Brookshire, and Simonton until 11:30 a.m., but Katie ISD officials announced whether the warning would result in early dismissal of students. I have not. A tornado warning has also been issued for the Tomball, Texas area, which includes Corville, indicating an impending tornado.

According to KHOU, students from the Klein ISD and Waller ISD were ordered to evacuate inside the district building around 11:45 am.

The Katy ISD has also issued a notice that it is evacuating to its location in light of severe weather warnings in the area. I have. All Hempstead ISD campus and district buildings are also shelter-in-place due to severe weather conditions.

Severe thunderstorms are expected to hit the Houston area between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., according to the Bureau of Meteorology, as a strong cold front moves through southeastern Texas following a low pressure system. National Weather Service (NWS). The storm is expected to produce strong damaging winds with gusts of 30 to 50 miles per hour, 1 to 3 inches of heavy rain, potentially large hail, and minor flooding. The NWS has also issued a tornado advisory for Harris County and surrounding areas that expires at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

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