The League City Office of Emergency Management continues to closely monitor the tropical weather outlook as Tropical Storm Laura continues tracking towards the Texas-Louisiana coast. The storm is forecast to move into the gulf and strengthen into a hurricane on Tuesday. It is still uncertain where exactly where the storm will make landfall, however, once it does, it will produce storm surge, rainfall, and wind impacts. On Sunday, August 23, Texas Governor Greg Abbott issued a state disaster declaration for several coastal counties, including Galveston and Harris County.
Now is the time to make sure you have an emergency plan and supplies in place.
- Sign up to receive League City emergency alerts at leaguecity.com/swiftreach or text "Swift911" to 99538
- Make a plan and include all emergency contact information in your plan.
- Ensure you have a 3 to 5-day supply of food and water.
- Have enough medications and refills to last you throughout the week and weekend.
- Consider your pets and make sure you have food for them too.
- Flashlights, batteries, and a tool kit may come in handy.
- Have all your toiletries and a first aid kit readily available.
- Secure patio furniture and/or remove objects that may be impacted by high winds and heavy rain.
For a complete listing of everything you need in your kit visit https://www.ready.gov/kit. 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 .
Please be sure to monitor Tropical Storm Laura by checking for updates at these reliable sources.