The Seabrook Office of Emergency Management continues to closely monitor the tropical weather outlook as Tropical Storm Laura continues tracking towards the Texas-Louisiana coast. It is still very uncertain where exactly Tropical Storm Laura will make landfall; however, the storm is expected to strengthen over the Gulf of Mexico, and there is an increasing risk of storm surge, rainfall, and wind impacts along portions of the US Gulf Coast by the middle of the week. Earlier today, Texas Governor Greg Abbott issued a state disaster declaration for several coastal counties, including Harris County.
Now is the time to make sure you have an emergency plan and supplies in place.
Sign up to receive Seabrook Alerts at seabrooktx.gov/alerts and frequently check the city’s website at seabrooktx.gov for updates.
Make a plan and include all emergency contact information in your plan. (use the form in this document)
Ensure you have a 3 to 5-day supply of food and water.
Have enough medications and refills to last you throughout the week and weekend.
Consider your pets and make sure you have food for them too.
Flashlights, batteries, and a tool kit may come in handy.
Have all your toiletries and a first aid kit readily available.
Secure patio furniture and/or remove objects that may be impacted by high winds and heavy rain.
Secure your boats if docked on the water.
Please be sure to monitor Tropical Storm Laura by checking for updates on the National Hurricane Center website at https://www.nhc.noaa.gov. The Seabrook Office of Emergency Management will post storm updates to social media and will also send out Seabrook Alerts as necessary. Sign up for these important texts, phone calls, and email updates online at www.seabrooktx.gov/alerts. Learn more about preparing for an emergency by visiting seabrooktx.gov/ready.
Want more information? View the 4:30 p.m. Tropical Storm Laura Briefing from the National Weather Services on YouTube. You may also download the PDF presentation by clicking here.