Severe Weather Updates
Get the latest information during severe weather events and its impact to Town services on this web page when they occur. Additionally, the Town will push out updates via Blue Zone News, Genasys phone and text notifications, the Town’s Twitter account (@HP_Texas), HPDPS Twitter account (@HPDPS_TX), Water Smart notifications, the HP Library newsletter subscriber list, and News Flash updates to the Town's home page.
For any updates concerning HPISD, please visit https://www.hpisd.org/.
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- Blue Zone News - www.hptx.org/bzn or email Lt. Jessa Russell, Public Information Officer
- Genasys - highlandparktowntx.genasys.com/portal
- WaterSmart - https://www.hptx.org/830/WaterSmart
- HP Library Newsletter - Subscribe Here
- News Flash Notification - https://hptx.org/list.aspx
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Prepare for severe weather
It is wise to know how to shut off the water supply to your property in the event of an emergency. The Town's Public Works Department developed this short, informational video to show you how to shut off water should you ever need to.
Or you may view the video here: https://vimeo.com/561870119
If you have an irrigation system installed, it is best to have it prepared for winter in the late fall before temperatures can drop below freezing. Call your irrigation system provider to have the lines drained or winterized, and make sure the system is turned off during the winter months. Irrigation that runs during freezing temperatures can be harmful to lawns and create hazardous ground conditions. Also, remember to cover exterior faucets with foam faucet covers, which can be purchased at any home supply store, to prevent pipes from freezing.
Oncor has a newly designed Outages and Weather web page to assist you with reporting/tracking power outages and reporting downed power lines. On this page, you can also download the new MYONCOR app. The app can also be downloaded from the Apple Store or Google Play Store. Customers can report outages and receive updates by registering for MyOncor text alerts by texting “REG” to 66267, downloading the MyOncor App, as well as following Oncor on Facebook and Twitter, or by calling 888.313.4747. If you see a downed power line, stay away, keep people away and call 911 immediately.
Always report a power outage, even if you believe it has already been reported by someone else.
The Texas Department of Emergency Management (TDEM) and the Texas Department of State Health Services also provide resources for preparing for disasters before they happen, to offering assistance to those that are effected by disasters. Please take a moment to visit their web page on Emergency Preparedness to learn more: https://texasready.gov/. To report damage caused by a disaster, please visit https://tdem.texas.gov/disasters.
REMEMBER: If you are ever effected by a disaster, do not fall prey to scams. State departments will not contact you, nor will they ever ask for your personal information in an email or text message. Make sure you are certain to whom you are communicating with before you give any information. It is best if you initiate the call to report disasters or to seek assistance.