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Aransas Pass - Mandatory evacuation order issued
Brazoria County - Mandatory evacuation order issued for coastal communities along the Gulf side of the Intracoastal Waterway
Calhoun County - Mandatory evacuation order issued
Matagorda County - Everyone south of FM521 is included in the mandatory evacuation order, including the communities of Palacios, Collegeport, Matagorda, Sargent and Wadsworth.
Bolivar Peninsula - Galveston County Judge Mark Henry has issued a voluntary evacuation for residents on Bolivar Peninsula effective Friday, Aug. 25 at 8 a.m. This order includes the unincorporated areas of Port Bolivar, Crystal Beach, High Island and Gilchrist. Residents who rely on medical assistance or those who cannot go without power for an extended period of time are encouraged to leave.
Brazoria County - Voluntary evacuation order issued for low-lying coastal areas inland of Intracoastal Waterway.
Calhoun County - A voluntary evacuation order has been issued for Smith Point, Cedar Point, all RV parks, those living in unanchored mobile homes and other low-lying areas known to flood.
Galveston's West End - Voluntary Evacuation called for those with medical or access and functional needs on the West End of Galveston.
originally posted by: jrod
a reply to: ketsuko
The rain threat is a no brainer.
Bastardi gets mixed reviews in the meteorology world. I used to watch his tropical weather discussion, before accuweather started charging. I have found NOAA and Wunderground give me the best forecasts with Accuweather way behind.
Bastardi is right, the rain will be the biggest threat. The major winds will be mostly a coastal event with the strongest winds affecting a relatively small area, especially compared the rain.
Isolated small (ef0, ef1)tornadoes are possible also.
Not much change on the new advisory(4pm cdt), pressure is a little lower, 976mb, winds are still 85mph.
Hopefully the rapid intensification is coming to an end.
originally posted by: jadedANDcynical
My boss just came in and told me that the weather channel was indicating *massive* flooding all over the Texas Gulf Coast and everything from San Antonio south was going to be under feet of water.
Right before he came downstairs to tell me that, this happened:
I got an automated call from the Texas City Office of Emergency Management indicating that TC is under a Tropical Storm advisory, not a hurricane watch or warning. High amounts of rainfall are expected, but there is no danger of storm surge at this time. Evacuations are also not indicated at this time, however emergency plans should be reviewed.
For anyone who wants to sign up for the service, it can be done at the following page.
Texas City is on Galveston Bay and is home to a large number of chemical processing and petroleum refineries. If they are not worried, I am not worried.
Don't fall for the fear porn, but do use common sense!