HOUSTON — Houston is no longer under a Hurricane Harvey flood-related curfew.
Mayor Sylvester Turner on Friday ended the curfew that began after Harvey slammed Texas and associated rain swamped parts of Houston.
Turner lifted the midnight-to-5 a.m. curfew for all of the nation’s fourth-largest city. Turner several days ago halted the curfew for most of Houston, but the order had remained for some neighborhoods flooded by reservoir releases.
Harvey made landfall Aug. 25 in South Texas, causing rainstorms and disastrous flooding in Houston. Turner on Aug. 29 announced the curfew to stop any property crimes against evacuated homes.
Turner says the number of citations and arrests for curfew violations was minimal. He didn’t elaborate.
Flood control district officials estimate more than 150,000 dwellings in the Houston area were damaged by flooding.