POSTED TUESDAY, AUGUST 24 @6:20PM
Harvey regained tropical storm strength overnight and as of 4:00 a.m. was about 425 miles south-southeast of Port O'Connor, Texas. Some additional strengthening during the next 48 hours is forecasted and Harvey is expected to become a hurricane by Friday.
Seabrook is currently under a Tropical Storm Warning and Storm Surge Watch. So what does this mean?
: Let's you know that weather conditions are favorable for a hazard to occur. It means "be on guard". As of right now we have the possibility of experiencing some storm surge from this event.
: This means a weather hazard is imminent and it is occurring or it is important to take action. With Harvey's current track, Seabrook is likely to see some tropical storm force winds and heavy rain.
As always make sure you are prepared and stay informed during the storm. As Harvey approaches we will keep our residents informed through our website at seabrooktx.gov
and our Swift911 Seabrook Alert
Visit www.nhc.noaa.gov/#Harvey for updates from the Hurricane Center directly.
POSTED WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 23 @2:00PM
Seabrook is now under a Tropical Storm Watch as Tropical Depression Harvey continues to strengthen in the Gulf. It is still very uncertain where exactly along the Texas coast Harvey will make landfall, however, at this time, current models predict that Seabrook will be on the east side of the storm.
The primary threat associated with this storm will be rain and possibly flash flooding. The City of Seabrook will barricade and close streets that become impassable during the storm. Rain, wind and high tide will most likely start Thursday afternoon/evening into Friday morning and is expected to stick around all weekend and into Monday. The forecast and storm models are subject to change.
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 weekend.
- Consider your pets and make sure you have food for them too.
- Flash lights, 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.
For more information on how to be “Seabrook Ready” visit seabrooktx.gov/ready.
The City of Seabrook will be closing Pine Gully Park on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and possibly on Monday. The Seabrook Municipal Court will not be holding their Monday Court Docket. Court appearances will be rescheduled. If you have a court appearance scheduled for Monday please contact the court by calling (281) 291-5674.
You can check out the latest updates on Harvey by visiting nhc.noaa.gov/#Harvey
. We will continue to monitor the storm and will send updates as they become available.