Tropical Storm Watch
URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Houston/Galveston TX 1122 AM CDT Wed Oct 7 2020 GMZ335-350-355-370-375-080030- /O.CON.KHGX.TR.A.1026.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/ Galveston Bay- Coastal waters from Freeport to Matagorda Ship Channel TX out 20 NM-Coastal waters from High Island to Freeport TX out 20 NM- Waters from Freeport to Matagorda Ship Channel TX from 20 to 60 NM-Waters from High Island to Freeport TX from 20 to 60 NM- 1122 AM CDT Wed Oct 7 2020 ...TROPICAL STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT... * WHAT...Tropical Storm Conditions possible with northeast winds 30 to 40 kt with gusts up to 55 kt and seas 14 to 19 feet. * WHERE...Galveston Bay, Coastal waters from Freeport to Matagorda Ship Channel TX out 20 NM, Coastal waters from High Island to Freeport TX out 20 NM, Waters from Freeport to Matagorda Ship Channel TX from 20 to 60 NM and Waters from High Island to Freeport TX from 20 to 60 NM. * WHEN...Thursday night through Friday. * IMPACTS...Very strong winds will cause hazardous seas which could capsize or damage vessels and reduce visibility. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... Mariners should consider altering plans to avoid possible hazardous conditions. Remain in port, seek safe harbor, alter course, and/or secure the vessel for severe wind and seas.
Making an emergency plan for you and your family is essential to preparing for the Hurricane Season. An effective plan answers the following questions:
- How will I receive emergency alerts?
- What is my plan for sheltering?
- What will I do in the case of an evacuation?
- What is my family’s communication plan?
More information about creating an hurricane preparedness plan can be found by visiting www.ready.gov/hurricanes.
Make a plan, build a kit and stay informed this hurricane season. For the most current and up to date information, follow the official Galveston County social media accounts, @GalvestonCountyTx.
This week, drainage crews will be working in the unincorporated area near Dickinson on 24th Street and California.