West U Prepares for Storm, No Trash Collection Tuesday

June 15, 2015

In preparation for possible heavy rains and potential street flooding, the city of West University Place will not pick up trash or recycling on Tuesday, June 16.

Tuesday’s collection will be made on Wednesday.

Maura Leon Barber, the city’s Communications Manager said, “We strongly urge residents to keep their trash inside, instead of placing it curbside as the storm could wash away their trash and it could prevent drainage from working properly.”

“The city will continue to update residents about further storm preparations and precautions through eNotify, our social media platforms and through Code Red — our emergency notification system,” Leon Barber said.

The National Weather Service issued a flash flood watch for Harris County, beginning in the evening on Monday, June 15, through Wednesday afternoon.

The Houston-Galveston office of the NWS is predicting that “heavy rains will spread into the area tonight with rain coverage and intensity increasing throughout the night and during the day Tuesday.”

The forecast says that widespread rain totals of 3 to 6 inches can be expected, with “much higher” isolated rain totals.

The weather service noted that “the ground across the area is still wet and nearly saturated in some locations and it will only take a short period of heavy rain to create runoff. Street flooding will be likely during the watch period. Small stream and bayou flooding threat will increase (Monday) as well as Tuesday, after a few rounds of heavy rain have moved into the area.”