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Harvey Aftermath

Harvey Aftermath

Harvey was a category 4 hurricane then became a flooding event on the Texas Gulf Coast

Houston's Bush, Hobby Airports Expected to Remain Closed Until at Least Wednesday

Hobby may reopen Wednesday, Bush Thursday, FAA says

    Houston's Bush, Hobby Airports Expected to Remain Closed Until at Least Wednesday
    Hobby Airport (file photo)

    Houston's two major airports, Bush and Hobby, are expected to remain closed until at least Wednesday, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.

    Houston's William P Hobby Airport shut down at 2:55 a.m. Sunday due to flooding from Hurricane Harvey. Several hours later, high water shut down the George Bush Intercontinental Airport at 10:24 a.m.

    "Operations are still stopped until further notice. We are doing everything we can to resume operations once it's safe to do so," Bush airport officials tweeted Monday morning. Officials at Hobby tweeted Monday that high water still covered the inbound and outbound feeder roads at both airports.

    The FAA said Monday Hobby is expected to reopen at 8 a.m. Wednesday and Bush at noon Thursday, though the airports have not said for sure when flights would resume.

    Five other coastal airports were also closed due to Hurricane Harvey -- most will reopen Wednesday or Thursday, the FAA said.

    • Mustang Beach Airport (Port Aransas) closed at 10:08 a.m. Aug. 25; expected to reopen at noon Aug. 29.
    • Sugar Land Regional Airport closed at 6:33 p.m. Aug. 27; expected to reopen at about 7 p.m. Aug. 29.
    • Southeast Texas Regional Airport closed at 6:50 a.m. Aug. 28; expected to reopen at 6 p.m. Monday.
    • Kelly Field Airport (San Antonio) closed Aug. 28 at 7:51 a.m.; expected to reopen at about 7 p.m. Aug. 30.
    • Houston Executive Airport closed Aug. 28 at 9:33 a.m.; expected to reopen at about 7 p.m. Aug. 30.

    NBC 5 and Kroger are teaming up to get help with the relief effort for the damage caused by Hurricane Harvey. Visit your neighborhood Kroger and make a monetary donation to the American Red Cross at Kroger's check-out registers. All of the money will go to the Red Cross Disaster Relief. The American Red Cross is working around the clock to help those in need by providing food, shelter and emotional support for the people whose lives have been disrupted. Visit RedCross.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS for more information on the relief efforts.

     

    Other ways to help the victims of Hurricane/TS Harvey:

     

    DONATE MONEY

    The Salvation Army is also accepting financial donations. Salvation Army 1-800-SAL-ARMY (725-2769) HelpSalvArmy.org

     

    DONATE BLOOD
    Carter BloodCare will send blood donations to its partners affected by Hurricane Harvey. 1-877-571-1000. Text DONATE4LIFE to 444-999

     

    HELP PETS
    SPCA of Texas is expecting 300 cats and dogs to come to North Texas. The agendy is asking for donations of cat litter, litter boxes, towels, blankets, treats, toys and newspaper. Donations can be dropped off at the following two locations: SPCA of Texas Jan Rees-Jones Animal Care Center at 2400 Lone Star Drive in Dallas and the SPCA of Texas at 8411 Stacy Road in McKinney. Monetary donations can be made online at SPCA.org/gift