Drive with care near the intersection of SH 87 and SH 124 as the roadway is covered with 4- 8 inches of water and debris. Crews are attempting to clear the debris, but conditions are not improving. Expect that up to a foot of water and debris may cover the road during high tides tonight and in the morning. Proceed with caution.
Outdoor burning is prohibited in the State of Texas except under certain situations. Please double check the Outdoor Burn Rule Checklist to ensure that you meet the stipulations of the exemption.
Click here for a copy of the Outdoor Burn Rule and Checklist.
Galveston County is susceptible to a wide range of hazards, including hurricanes and tropical storms, thunderstorms, flooding, tornadoes and wildfires. These life‐threatening hazards can destroy property, disrupt the economy and lower the overall quality of life for individuals. This was evident with the destruction and devastation caused by Hurricane Ike, which made landfall on September 13, 2008, as well as Hurricane Harvey in 2017. For access to information regarding your area, we encourage you to check out the Galveston County Multi-Jurisdiction Hazard Mitigation Plan.
The Galveston County Health District is seeing an increase in the number of reported murine typhus cases within the County.
Because typhus is flea-borne, residents should avoid contact with infected fleas. Symptoms usually begin one to two weeks after exposure and may include fever, headache and a rash. Typhus may also cause nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain and coughing. With early treatment, patients typically experience a less severe illness and shorter recovery time. More information can be found on the Galveston County Health District website.