Hurricane Nicholas

Please check here for Hurricane Nicholas safety and City services updates.

Hurricane Preparedness Information and Resources:

Check on the status of your power with the CenterPoint Energy Power Outage Tracker: CNP Outage Tracker

Storm recovery and repair permitting information: 2021 Hurricane Nicholas Recovery Information


5:30 pm

If you need an emergency repair permit for your home or property due to damages from the storm, we have a step-by-step guide on the City website.  There will be no fees for emergency repair permits.  Please click here for more information: Hurricane Nicholas Recovery Information

If you have additional questions, call Development Services at 713-662-8230.

4:00 pm

The City of Bellaire will open for normal operations tomorrow, Wednesday, September 15. Recycling for sections A, C, & D and limbs & brush for section B will be collected as scheduled.  If your pickup was canceled due to the storm, it will be picked up on your next scheduled day - trash for sections C & D this Friday, and recycling for section B next Tuesday.

Limbs and brush collection for each section remain as scheduled: Monday – D, Tuesday – E, Wednesday – B, Thursday – C, Friday – A. 

If you have extra limbs and brush from the storm, please send an email to, be sure to include your address and a picture of the debris.  We will do our best to collect it in the upcoming days.

Check the Solid Waste and Recycling Collection Schedule for more information or to find your solid waste collection zone.

Questions? Call Bellaire Public Works during regular business hours at 713-662-8170.

12:30 pm 

Mayor's Blog: Cleaning Up After Nicholas

7:30 am

We want to thank you for taking the time to prepare for Hurricane Nicholas.   Your preparation is an integral part of helping everyone in Bellaire during weather events.  Please stay off the roads again this morning while public safety officials check for storm damage in the community.  

Contact Bellaire PD at 713-668-0487 to report any downed trees or storm debris.

Solid waste and recycling collection and non-essential City services will remain closed today as staff monitors the current situation. Regular operations of all city services should resume on Wednesday.

Police and Fire personnel remain on duty 24/7 for emergency needs.


7:00 pm

City offices are closed tomorrow. There will be no solid waste pick-up on Tuesday, September 14, 2021.

Please bring in your recycling bins and secure any loose items, yard decorations, limbs, and brush that could fly away or block drains. 

We encourage you to clear the roadways by 8 pm this evening and stay home for the duration of the storm.  Please park your vehicles in the driveway or garage.  Do not drive into floodwater: Turn Around, Don’t Drown!

As a reminder, the City of Bellaire has a no-wake ordinance that prohibits cars, boats, or other vehicles from traveling on a flooded street at a speed that creates a wake that will likely increase flooding and cause personal injury damage to property.

Use 911 for emergencies only.  After-hours non-emergency, contact 713-668-0487.

12:45 pm 

All non-essential City services and buildings will close at 2 pm today and remain closed all day Tuesday.  The City Council meeting scheduled for tonight is canceled.  Solid waste services will proceed as usual today and be canceled on Tuesday.  City hall, pools, recreation center, court, and library services will be closed by 2:00 pm today and all day Tuesday.

These services are expected to resume on Wednesday. However, they may be suspended depending on the residual impacts of Tropical Storm Nicholas. 

Police and Fire personnel remain on duty 24/7.  Please call 911 if you have an emergency. 

11:00 am 

Mayor's Blog: Ready for Tropical Storm Nicholas


Trash and recycling collection services are on schedule for Monday.  We will continue to message updates regarding possible interruptions of City services as the storms continue to develop and impact our area.  Please take the time now to prepare your families and homes for the threat of tropical weather and heavy rains.  Be sure to check on your friends and neighbors as well.

Be Prepared:

 Stay Informed: