Planning for hurricane season and other potential disasters can be stressful, and because the 2020 hurricane season comes during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, it may be especially so.
Public health and emergency response professionals have advice to help you safely prepare, evacuate, and shelter for severe storms while protecting yourself and others from COVID-19. Here are some tips to help you and your family stay safe during hurricane season this year.
If you will be staying with friends or family outside your household to evacuate from the storm:
In addition to following guidance for staying safe and healthy after a hurricane, note that:
Road and bridge crews are improving drainage this week on California in the unincorporated area of Dickinson. If you want to report an issue with a county road or adjacent drainage, you can call 281-534-4152.
has been doing great work by providing useful information and resources to help local businesses to stay open during COVID-19.
Special thank you to the Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce, Hitchcock Chamber of Commerce, Texas City – La Marque Chamber of Commerce, Dickinson, TX, Chamber of Commerce, Santa Fe, Texas Chamber of Commerce, League City Regional Chamber of Commerce, Friendswood Chamber of Commerce, and Bolivar Peninsula Chamber of Commerce.
Our local chambers of commerce have been helping lead the way in making sure Galveston County, Texas is open for business.
A Heat Advisory has been issued for the coastal counties today. Heat index values will range from 105 to 110 degrees.
A very warm start to the day will help to propel afternoon temperatures into the middle 90’s. These values coupled with high humidity will make it feel like it’s 105 to 110 degrees at the coast and 102 to 107 degrees inland.
-Limit any time outdoors, especially during the afternoon
-Check your backseat for any pets or children
-Check in with your neighbors, especially the elderly
-Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated
-Wear sunscreen and light clothing
Galveston County Office of Emergency Management
1353 FM 646 Rd West
Dickinson, TX 77539
Mon – Fri: 8am – 5pm
(Closed Weekends & Holidays)
TO REPORT AFTER-HOURS INCIDENTS:
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