Weather Alerts

Boil Water Notice Lifted (February 22)

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has advised us that City of Pasadena tap water is safe to consume. 

We are no longer under a boil water notice.

If you still do not have water in your home, it could be due to a plumbing issue. If you live in a multi-unit building, please check with your manager or landlord regarding the status of your water pipes.

Again, the City of Pasadena is no longer under a boil water advisory. Thank you.

Frequently Asked Questions About What to Do After a Drinking Water Advisory (PDF)

Warming Center Information

 If you or a loved one find yourselves in a life-threatening situation and require refuge at a Warming Center, these numbers are designed to assist you:

Harris County at  211
City of Houston at 311
Pasadena OEM at (713) 474-5588

These teams will assess your situation and work with their partners to help find support. At this time there’s limited capacity in Warming Centers across the county and those that may be able to support offer minimal accommodations such as basic cots and limited access to restrooms. For more safety information during power outages, go to: www.pasadenatx.gov/WeatherAlerts

A Statement from Mayor Jeff Wagner

We are aware that thousands of Pasadena homes have been without power for hours. My family is in the exact same situation. The Pasadena Office of Emergency Management is in close contact with CenterPoint, ERCOT and Harris County during this situation and we have been told that CenterPoint crews are currently trying to repair power outage sources.

There are two types of power outages currently occurring:
1. Rolling/Rotating Outage-These are planned electricity outages lasting 15 minutes to 1 hour. 2. Power generation issues-Many residents are unfortunately experiencing these extended outages due to major incidents within the statewide power grid system. 

Please refer to these tips from the National Weather Service and know that we are working hard for your safety during this unprecedented emergency. We are all in this together. #PasadenaStrong 
staying warm

If you are without power you should:

  • Close blinds, curtains or use towels to cover windows to provide insulation.
  • Close doors to unused rooms. This will avoid losing heat.
  • Roll towels along the base of doors that lead to the outside.
  • Bundle up and dress in layers. Wear gloves and extra socks when possible.
  • Eat and drink food to provide energy to warm the body but avoid alcohol or caffeine.
  • NEVER bring a generator indoors They should remain 30 feet away from your home outside.
  • Do not use a gas stove or oven for heat source. This runs the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.

Mayor Wagner and the City of Pasadena team are committed to your safety during dangerous weather conditions. Due to extreme weather conditions, City Hall and other non-emergency city offices will be closed until Monday, February 22 at 8 AM. Emergency services, including 9-1-1, Police, Fire and Ambulance will be operational.

Disaster Declaration

Mayor Wagner Orders a Disaster Declaration due to the effects of the winter storm damage in Pasadena (PDF)

Please see important safety and departmental information based on forecasts from the National Weather Service, Houston-Galveston office. 

ROAD CLOSURES

  • SH225 between Scarborough and 146
  • Sam Houston Tollway (except the Ship Channel Bridge)
  • Fred Hartman Bridge (SH146)
  • For updates, go to www.houstontranstar.org

Road Conditions

Weather Advisories


For updated forecasts and information, visit the National Weather Service local office webpage.

Emergency Communication

  • Alerts will be sent through the Office of Emergency Management SwiftReach system. To sign up, text SWIFT911 to 99538 or click here
  • You can also call the City’s 24-hour hotline for outgoing messages: 713-475-7000
  • Follow City Hall on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter: @pasadenatxgov

Protect the Four P’s


People: 

  • Dress warmly and remember to check on elderly neighbors or family members. Plan to limit outdoor exposure as wind chills will be dangerously cold for our region. Prolonged exposure could result in frostbite and hypothermia.  
  • Space Heaters should be kept on a flat, hard surface at least 3 feet away from furniture or curtains or paper items. 

Pets:

  • Keep house pets indoors.
  • Outdoor animals, such as horses, need to be kept in a warm shelter with water and food.
  • THE PASADENA ANIMAL SHELTER IS SCHEDULING KENNEL TECHNICIANS FOR DUTY DURING THIS CLOSURE TO ENSURE THE SAFETY AND COMFORT OF OUR SHELTER PETS.

Plants:

  • Bring small potted plants indoors or cover securely outdoors.
  • Heavily cover and protect any tropical vegetation, citrus, or vulnerable plants. Given the intensity and depth of the freezing conditions this will likely be a killing freeze for much of the tropical landscape of this region.

Pipes:

  • Protect any exposed pipes, shut off and drain sprinkler systems. 
  • If you can't find pipe coverings, wrap a towel and a garbage bag on your outside faucets to protect them.
  • Open cabinet doors and closet doors to get as much heat against outside facing wall pipes as possible starting Sunday night. In some cases, the best course of action may be to shut off water to a structure and drain pipes overnight when water usage is low to avoid pipes freezing and bursting.

Municipal Court Information

  • The Pasadena Municipal Court will be closed Thursday and Friday, February 18 & 19.

Trash Collection

  • City of Pasadena sanitation crews will begin picking up residential garbage on Friday, February 19 and Saturday, February 20.
  • We will return to the regular household garbage collection schedule on Monday, February 22.
  • Also beginning Monday, February 22, City crews will begin city-wide heavy trash collection and will continue daily until routes are completed. Examples of heavy trash are carpet, Sheetrock, furniture, etc. 
  • The Municipal Landfill will reopen Monday, February 22.
  • Waste Management Crews will resume collection on Thursday, February 18 and Friday, February 19.  WM crews are anticipating delays due to increased volumes and areas that crews are unable to complete each day, will be completed the following day. 

Water Billing

Power Outages

School Closures

The following campuses have canceled classes Thursday and Friday, February 19 & 20:

  • Pasadena ISD
  • Deer Park ISD
  • San Jacinto College
  • University of Houston-Clear Lake