The City of Houston’s citywide curfew put in place following Hurricane Ike will continue to be in effect until further notice. The curfew hours are 12 midnight to 6 a.m. An updated review of the power outages in the city indicates that there are still many parts of the city without electrical service. To continue the enhanced quality of police service to the citizens and neighborhood’s with electrical power, the curfew will remain in effect.
The purpose of the curfew is 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, for example, you should not have a problem. However, you can expect to be stopped and questioned by police. Violations of the curfew are punishable by fines of up to $500.