Frequently asked questions
Frequently asked questions about the impact of Hurricane Harvey on the SEG Annual Meeting
Which of the SEG host hotels have been affected by the flooding?
None of the downtown SEG meeting hotels were affected by flooding, none of the immediate downtown was affected by flooding. The campus connecting the main hotels, Discovery Green and the GRB are 100% up and running.
Is the George R. Brown Convention Center still being used as a shelter for those evacuated from their homes?
The GRB has found housing for the families with immediate need, and the remaining guests are being relocated to the NRG which has been outfitted to house residents who need long term assistance (the NRG has been fully staffed and outfitted for this and is ultimately better equipped to meet these requirements). The deadline is the week of 11 September for final relocation. The Red Cross may still house equipment in the convention center in the halls that SEG is not using.
Where can I get an updated map of the flooded areas and road conditions?
The downtown area is safe and there is no longer a curfew. Hotels, restaurants, taxis, and buses are all servicing the area. The roads to/from the airport to downtown are 100% up and running.
The areas still affected by the flooding follow:
The southbound lanes between Interstate 10 and Briar Forest remain closed even though the northbound lanes re-opened on Thursday afternoon. With sections of nearby arterial streets (Eldridge Parkway, Dairy Ashford Road, Kirwood Road, and Wilcrest Drive) also closed over the bayou, drivers are maneuvering through surrounding streets and contributing to gridlock around the city.
Officials with the Harris County Toll Road Authority (HCTRA) hope by early the week of 18 September the Sam Houston Tollway southbound lanes will re-open along the stretch.
These closures are causing challenges and gridlock into the city for residents who live in and around this area with some drivers experiencing very lengthy commutes. To help you with your commute, visit Ride Metro and Houston Metro transportation.