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Posted on: September 13, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Tropical Storm Nicholas expected to bring heavy rain and potential for street flooding to La Marque

Storm Update

City of La Marque Emergency Management, Public Works and First Responders are prepared. Citizens can help by clearing debris from yards and ditches. Bring in trash cans and any items that could float into the drainage system during heavy rains.

STORM UPDATE 8:00 AM Sept 13, 2021

Tropical Storm #Nicholas continues to move toward the Texas Gulf Coast with maximum sustained winds at 60 mph. The main threats for La Marque are heavy rain, flash flooding and street flooding. We expect the heaviest rainfall this evening through Wednesday. Due to I-45 construction, additional pooling of water on roadways is possible.
City of La Marque Emergency Management, Public Works and First Responders are prepared. City crews have been clearing ditches and have high water rescue vehicles are on standby. Citizens can help by clearing debris from yards and ditches. Bring in trash cans and any items that could float into the drainage system during heavy rains. 
Watches and warnings remain in effect over much of South Texas. Most area school districts closed today or issued an early release. Please finalize preparations early this morning. 
To get storm updates from the city, please register at connect.cityoflamarque.org. For emergencies, dial 911. To report weather-related issues, such as downed trees, please call LMPD Dispatch at 409-938-9269. To report a concern 24/7, visit concern.cityoflamarque.org. 
Please monitor local news outlets for storm updates and follow National Weather Service Houston Galveston for creditable forecasts. 


Are you prepared for hurricane season? For tips and resources, please visit storm.cityoflamarque.org. 
💦 Create a Disaster Supply Kit: Have enough non-perishable food, water and medicine to last each person in your family three days. Also, make sure you have extra cash, a battery-powered radio, flashlights, and a portable crank or solar-powered USB charger to charge your cell phone. For more tips, please visit ready.gov/kit
💦 Develop a Family Plan: Your family’s plan should be based on vulnerability to hurricane hazards. You should keep a written plan and share your plan with other friends or family.
💦 Have a Pet Plan & Have a Place to Go
💦 Secure your Home: Prepare your home, so it is more secure and able to withstand stronger storms.

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