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Posted on: September 13, 2021

[ARCHIVED] STORM UPDATE: Power outages, downed power lines & trees blocking roadways

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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.

STORM UPDATE 9:00 AM Sept 14, 2021

Many citizens of La Marque are without power this morning. Wind gusts from Hurricane Nicholas caused trees to fall, taking down power lines. Our drainage system is functioning, and all city systems are fully operational at this time. However, City Hall and many city buildings are without power or operating on backup generators. 

Please take extra caution and avoid areas with downed power lines. City crews and first responders are clearing trees and road debris from our streets and the drainage system. If there is a tree blocking your street, please call 409-938-9280.

Waste Management trash pickup is delayed today. Please bring in your trash cans as soon as possible and keep debris out of ditches. 

Nicholas has now been downgraded to a tropical storm and will continue moving across our area throughout the day today. Heavy rain will continue to impact the Texas Gulf Coast, and there is potential for flash flooding. Please do not drive on flooded roads. 

Update from Texas-New Mexico Power (TNMP): Check for updates here: https://www.tnmp.com/power-outage-map. Nicholas delivered additional significant outage impacts overnight. Our assessment is continuing and we’ll be able to provide more info, including a final restoration estimate, later this morning. Our phone system will tell most customers an estimate of 7 p.m., but we anticipate that changing.

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, please call La Marque Public Works at 409-938-9280 or 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. 

Texas New Mexico Power Outage Map


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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