City of Houston lifts curfew

September 25, 2008 4:14:38 PM PDT
Following Hurricane Ike, the City of Houston has lifted the mandatory curfew order.ROAD TO RECOVERY: How you can help | School closings | Person locator | Important phone numbers | Assistance from FEMA | Filing a claim | Latest power numbers

Houston Police Chief Harold Hurtt has announced the citywide curfew put in place following Hurricane Ike will be lifted beginning at 6am tomorrow (Friday, September, 26).

The curfew hours of 12 midnight to 6 a.m. will remain in effect tonight.

The purpose of the curfew was to protect the lives and property of all residents as law enforcement and other officials respond to emergencies and engage in recovery activities related to this disaster. Therefore, if you are commuting to and from work, operating a business, or eating at a restaurant tonight, you should not have a problem. However, you may be stopped and questioned by police. Violations of the curfew are punishable by fines of up to $500.

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