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On August 27th, 2019, at 1:05pm, the burn ban was lifted for all of the unincorporated areas of Galveston County. It has been determined that recent rains have lowered the drought index significantly.
The Galveston County Commissioners Court issued a burn ban for the unincorporated parts of Galveston County at a special meeting this morning 8/16/2019. Despite the recent rain parts of the county have experienced, conditions remain extremely dry.
Burn bans restrict the following:
- Intentional brush and grass fires
- The burning of trash and debris
- Other outdoor intentionally set fires, such as campfires and recreational fires
Galveston County continues to monitor the potential tropical disturbance in the Gulf of Mexico. The track of this potential storm is still unknown but now is the time to start preparing you and your family should the storm impact Galveston County.