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Posted on: August 26, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Hurricane Harvey is Weakening but Widespread Flooding Still a Threat

Periods of heavy rain and local flooding are expected and there is a flash flood watch for La Marque, Texas, in effect through Wednesday, August 30, 2017 as Hurricane Harvey continues to churn over the Texas coast.

LA MARQUE, TEXAS (August 26, 2017) –  Periods of heavy rain and local flooding are expected and there is a flash flood watch for La Marque, Texas, in effect through Wednesday, August 30, 2017 as Hurricane Harvey continues to churn over the Texas coast. Citizens of La Marque are urged to err on the side of caution and refrain from driving on flooded roadways.

Hurricane Harvey hit as a Category 4 near Rockport last night and has stalled over Victoria. Now classified as a Category 1, wind and storm surge threat have decreased but the possibility of flooding is still a major concern.

To date, five to 12 inches of rain have fallen over Houston and southeast Texas. Heavy rain will continue through Wednesday or Thursday and could result in widespread flooding. Road closures are imminent. Tornadoes are a threat.  

The storm’s future path is uncertain but La Marque Office of Emergency Management is working 24/7, tracking Harvey and responding to reports from citizens.

The American Red Cross shelter at Abundant Life Christian Center is being moved to Bay Harbour United Methodist Church at 3459 FM 518 in League City due to a water leak.

If you haven’t already, please register for notifications from the City of La Marque at http://www.ci.la-marque.tx.us/145/Stay-in-the-Know. For immediate updates, monitor local news outlets and National Weather Service Houston-Galveston. To report non-emergencies, such as street flooding, call La Marque Police Dispatch at 409-938-9269, option 1. 

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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.­­­­

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