METRO Supports Flood Recovery Efforts

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Release Date:
April 20, 2016

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METRO Supports Flood Recovery Efforts, Shares Information on How to Help

METRO COO Andrew Skabowski helps coordinate flood response efforts.

As the number of our neighbors impacted by the flooding grows, METRO is meeting the call for help and encouraging flood recovery efforts. Buses are bringing people rescued from flood waters to higher ground, delivering supplies and transporting those who've been evacuated back to their homes to pickup essentials. 

“In difficult times like these, we can always count on neighbors to help neighbors," said METRO Chair Carrin Patman.  "METRO will do everything we can to assist.  We are honored to be able help."   

Metro help Photo
METRO employees and volunteers help deliver supplies.

For information about how to get help, donate or get involved contact

A temporary shuttle is running daily in the Greenspoint area to serve residents who are sheltered at the M. O. Campbell Educational Center.  

Greenspoint Shuttle

METRO's new social media team is keeping customers updated with service alerts. Riders can stay informed by signing up for the alerts at or by following @METROHouAlertson Twitter.

Social media team

METRO advises riders to monitor local media, and the National Weather Service for information updates. Current roadway conditions are available on TranStar’s Real-Time Traffic Map.  Houston TranStar is a consortium of government agencies coordinating transportation and emergency management for Harris County and beyond. Sharing resources with METRO to serve the area are: Harris County,  City of Houston and Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) with websites providing information about safety, weather, traffic and more during emergencies.