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Posted on: August 23, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Heavy Rain, High Wind, Surge Expected from Tropical Depression Harvey Friday

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Tropical Depression Harvey expected to be upgraded to a Tropical Storm this afternoon. Strong winds and severe weather are predicted midday Friday. This slow-moving system is also expected to bring heavy rain to Galveston County Saturday and Sunday.

LA MARQUE, TEXAS (August 23, 2017) – The National Weather Service Houston-Galveston Texas has issued a Tropical Storm Watch for Galveston County at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 23, 2017. La Marque Office of Emergency Management urges residents to prepare for the arrival of severe weather including a storm surge of two to four feet, coastal flooding, 10 to 15 inches of rain with 20 inches possible in some places, 30-40 mile-per-hour winds and possible tornadoes.

Tropical Depression Harvey is expected to be upgraded to a Tropical Storm this afternoon. Strong winds and severe weather are predicted to arrive midday Friday. This slow-moving system is also expected to bring heavy rain to Galveston County Saturday and Sunday. Landfall is currently projected to hit Matagorda Bay or Corpus Christi. If the storm shifts north, winds, storm surge and coastal flooding chances will increase for our region.

Make a plan with special consideration for pets and seniors. Secure loose items around your home, make sure you have water and food, fill vehicle gas tanks and fill any necessary perscriptions. Citizens who live in low-lying areas, are south of the hurricane protection levee, have previously been impacted by Highland Bayou, or whose homes are prone to flooding should take extra precautions. Visit ready.gov for tools and resources: https://www.ready.gov/build-a-kit.

The National Weather Service, Galveston County and La Marque Office of Emergency Management are tracking the storm. City of La Marque will provide updates as they become available. Register for ConnectCTY and E-notifications to stay in the know: http://cityoflamarque.org/145/Stay-in-the-Know.

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About the City of La Marque: The City of La Marque is strategically situated in Galveston County approximately 15 miles from the southern city limit of Houston and four miles north of Galveston Island. La Marque is the second-fastest-growing city in the county with an estimated population of 16,000 and an area of 14.25 square miles. Citizens enjoy coastal living, abundant housing options and the security of a hurricane protection levee system. The city provides a wide range of programs including Bayou Fest, an annual concert series and BBQ Cook Off; Magical Winter Lights, a 52-day holiday lantern festival and Crawfish Bash, an annual crawfish cook off that earned Guinness Book of World Records ranking in 2017. City of La Marque boasts easy access to world-class medical, travel and entertainment options. For business, La Marque offers developmental incentives, an abundance of commercial property and build-to-suit opportunities. La Marque is the Gateway to the Gulf. Discover the possibilities at www.cityoflamarque.org.­­­­


MEDIA CONTACT:  

Colleen Merritt, MA, Public Relations Specialist

La Marque Economic Development Corporation

1130 1st Street,

La Marque, TX 77568

(409) 938-9255 Office

(409) 795-0165 Cell

cmerritt@cityoflamarque.org

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