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Posted on: August 29, 2017

HARVEY: Tuesday (August 29th) Afternoon Update

TUESDAY UPDATE

Tuesday afternoon update from the Mayor:

  • We are anticipating 2-4” over the next 12-24 hours. Tides are beginning to recede. We anticipate this to be the worst of the rains. Conditions should ease overnight as Harvey moved towards the Louisiana coast.
  • Until waters recede, we are asking all residents to shelter in place and not attempt to drive through flooded waters. If you have an emergency or need to leave your home please call 9-1-1.


Current interruptions to services:

  • Island Transit service is still suspended.
  • City facilities are closed.
  • Trash pickup is suspended.
  • Ferry service is suspended until the weather calms.
  • The San Luis Pass bridge is currently closed.

Current reported high water locations are posted on galvestontx.gov but the list can change quickly.


Other important information:

  • We are not advising residents to return to the Island right now. You can check road conditions as you plan your return at www.drivetexas.org.
  • Residents who have damage need to report it on our website at www.galvestontx.gov/stormdamage or call it in to our Emergency Operations Center at 409-765-3710.
  • Any family with damage needs to register with FEMA at www.disasterassistance.gov or by calling 1-800-621-FEMA.
  • Our first responders have all resources back on the island and ready to answer any needs of our citizens. We also have several state assets on the island ready to assist in any efforts.
  • City water is safe to drink, we do not anticipate ANY interruptions to essential city services.


All information can be found online at www.galvestontx.gov. #harvey

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