Updated: Feb. 13, 2021
City officials and staff has received several inquiries regarding the upcoming winter storm. To address these concerns, staff compiled this list of frequently asked questions in relation to this topic:
Hearing that hardware stores like Home Depot and Lowe’s are out of plumbing supplies. Is that true?
Yes. As of today, Feb. 13, Missouri City Lowe’s and Home Depot are out of plumping insulation supplies. Residents may use old towels and plastic bags as insulation substitutes and secure it with duct tape.
Gasoline was a problem during Hurricane Ike in Missouri City. The former Mayor had to get that store opened. Are you anticipating any issues with trucks getting in town for gasoline?
As of now, gas stations are expecting trucks and are not anticipating any issues. But we will closely monitor this and address it accordingly if needed.
Does food stores like HEB, Kroger, Walmart will have enough food and supplies coming in?
Similar to gasoline, as of now stores does not have supply shortages. But we will closely monitor this issue as well as the severe weather approaches.
Are schools closed?
Fort Bend ISD and Houston ISD campuses and facilities will be closed on Monday, Feb. 15 and Tuesday, Feb. 16.
Are COVID-19 vaccination sites open?
All COVID-19 vaccination and testing sites are closed on Feb. 15 and Feb. 16
Will the Animal Shelter be open next week?
Yes. The fur animals are important, so the shelter will be open regular hours.
Is trash service cancelled due to inclement weather?
As of today, Feb. 13, the Municipal Solid Waste provider WCA Waste Corp. has not issued any cancellations for services. For additional updates, please call their customer service at 281.403.5800.
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