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Posted on: September 13, 2021

[ARCHIVED] STORM UPDATE: Waste Management will delay start times for all routes pending weather conditions.

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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.

TRASH COLLECTION: Tropical Storm Nicholas update from Waste Management. 7:45 PM Sept 13, 2021

On September 14th, Waste Management will delay start times for all routes pending weather conditions. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your patience. Please continue to check wm.com for information.

Collection times may vary in your area due to delayed start times. Please bring in trash cans as soon as possible after collection.


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STORM UPDATE 1:10 PM Sept 13, 2021

Due to forecast rainfall and potential flooding, the City of La Marque's non-emergency offices were closed effective noon on Monday, September 13, 2021. Offices will remain closed on Tuesday, September 14, 2021. The closure allows our employees to safely make preparations and take care of their families at home. 

Although City buildings are closed, Emergency Management, Police, Fire and Public Works are still working and will continue throughout the storm. 

The City Council Meeting and Public Hearing scheduled for tonight have been postponed. Please check the Agenda Center on the City website for information. Municipal Court is canceled, as well. 

Today is the due date for water bills. If you have not paid your water bill, you can pay online or drop it off in the night box.  We ask citizens to avoid road travel if at all possible. An extension will be granted until we return and can take in-person payments. 

Please stay safe, La Marque. 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


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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