League City’s Emergency Management Office, in collaboration with the Houston-Galveston branch of the National Weather Service, are closing monitoring a tropical wave entering the Gulf of Mexico, which models predict will evolve into Tropical Storm Hanna and impact southeast Texas as early as Friday, July 24. Current models predict anywhere from 2-6 inches of rain on the Texas Gulf Coast.
Street flooding throughout League City is likely during this heavy rain event as well as the possibility of flash flooding.
Residents are reminded to NEVER drive or walk in flooded areas. It only takes six inches of water to knock you down and flood your car.
How much rain our area will see from this disturbance is still uncertain, but now is the time for all League City residents to make sure they are ready and prepared for flooding and inclement weather this hurricane season. If you haven’t already, put together your hurricane kit, or if you already have one, make sure to add COVID related items including masks, hand sanitizer, and sanitizing wipes. For a complete listing of everything you need in your kit visit https://www.ready.gov/kit.
It’s also time to prepare a family emergency plan and decide on a meeting place if you get separated. Your family may not be together during or after a hurricane or flooding, so you need to know how you’ll contact one another and reconnect if separated. To download and print a family emergency plan click here.
For more information on to plan and prepare before a hurricane, visit https://www.ready.gov/hurricanes.
The Houston-Galveston NWS, which is located in League City, has created a downloadable hurricane guide for the the 2020 Hurricane season. To download, visit: https://www.weather.gov/media/hgx/HurricaneGuide2020.pdf . They have also put together a hurricanes hazards and forecast video. Watch below.