A sigh of relief is coming from some corners of the city after Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner announced the nighttime curfew has been lifted for many areas.
Most of west Houston is still under restricted hours, but in the Houston Heights, restaurant employees said they were grateful that tonight they will be able to stay open late.
The area still under curfew from midnight to 5:00am is:
West of Gessner
East of TX Hwy-6
South of I-10/Katy Freeway
North of Briar Forest Drive
This area remains under curfew until further notice.
Eight Row Flint, a bar on Yale, said they lost $150,000 in revenue because of Harvey.
It’s the beginning of the month, and the bills are now due, manager Brian Davis said.
Davis said eight people lost cars who work at Eight Row Flint, others had water in their house. In all, the workers here saw 18 hours cut off their 40-hour work week.
“They are trying to get their kids back to school, paying for lost clothes, lost cars, things like that,” Davis said.
The curfew does not apply to:
Any portion of the City of Bunker Hill Village
Those engaged in emergency response, as authorized by designated City officials
Late shift workers
Emergency volunteers traveling through the area
People seeking medical attention or shelter
People traveling through the city to a destination outside of the city
Individuals who are on private property with permission from the owner, and who are not subject to a mandatory evacuation order.
Continue reading for city-specific curfew information.
Bellaire – Midnight to 5 a.m.
Brazoria County – All areas of mandatory evacuation – Dusk to dawn
Dickinson – Midnight to 5 a.m. This is in effect seven days a week, until further notice.
Friendswood – 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. – Ends at 6 a.m. September 7