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Home > Blogs & News > Trip Planning, Last Updated: August 27, 2020 by Lee Roane | Trip Planning. “It’s imperative that you make plans this morning to secure your homes and move you and your family to safety off island.”, San Antonio nursing home takes in evacuees from Galveston fleeing Hurricane Laura. He said the city has been tracking Hurricane Laura for four days and because of various imminent threats, he decided to issue a mandatory evacuation. (Copyright 2020 by KSAT - All rights reserved. While Henry said he only knows of one resident in the county who has registered for help, there are about 900 people in the city who have registered, Brown said. August 27, 2020, 8:00 AM. The mandatory evacuation order was signed at 6 a.m. this morning. “Our goal is to have these individuals evacuate and that is the key,” Brown said. “From what I can tell ... the residents of Galveston are taking this very seriously,” Brown said. “The reason for that is that (the National Weather Service) is now forecasting between 5 and 8 feet of water to be over Bolivar at some point,” Galveston County Judge Mark Henry said. Very few cars are left on the Seawall and Broadway Boulevard. Just a short distance from Houston, this coastal jewel offers a dizzying array of fun family activities, historical architecture, fresh Gulf seafood, world-class attractions, and unforgettable cruises. The curfew order has been lifted, and there will not be a curfew in the city tonight. As of this morning, CenterPoint was not reporting any power outages in Galveston. Parts of Texas and Louisiana braced for more flooding and damaging …

Brown said the city has been planning for the storm for several days and is ready to handle the emergency, including helping residents evacuate to Austin on buses. Daniela Sternitzky-Di Napoli has been a digital news editor at KPRC 2 since 2018. If you are signed up for the State of Texas Emergency Assistance Registry, the state will begin staging buses at 48th and Broadway at the Island Community Center this morning. Henry said people should take the warning seriously and evacuate while there is still time. The state positioned 50 buses in Texas City to help people evacuate. You are most likely going to be very uncomfortable for a period of time,” Henry said. Its perfect for grabbing the attention of your viewers. For the most part, the island is quiet. While we feel thankful and lucky this morning, our thoughts are with our neighbors along the upper Texas Coast and Louisiana. City of Galveston Mayor Pro Tem Craig Brown signed a mandatory evacuation Tuesday instructing all Galveston residents to begin leaving the island for safety after overnight models shifted the landfall of Hurricane Laura westward. “I think the main thing is we want to make sure that those residents who need to be off the island and all the other residents who want to leave (can get) off the island,” Brown said. Copyright 2020 by KPRC Click2Houston - All rights reserved. The City did not sustain wind or storm damage, and water is receding in the low-lying areas that experienced street flooding. The state will be staging buses throughout the day at the Island Community Center at 4700 Broadway for those residents who need and have signed up for assistance. All residents were asked to secure loose items on their property and leave the island. “We have told residents who are not evacuating that they understand that we may not be able to get emergency services to them because we may not even be able to get our first responders out if the conditions are too bad.”. The City is working with the state on the safe return of residents who evacuated on buses. The City of Galveston was fortunately spared the destruction of Hurricane Laura and will welcome residents back today. If residents wait, they only way off the peninsula is by driving toward the storm.

“With the uncertainties of this storm and its increasing strength, we need to take all necessary precautions to protect our residents,” Mayor Pro Tem Craig Brown said. In addition, Galveston Mayor Pro Tem Craig Brown signed an order Tuesday implementing a nightly curfew, which prevents people from being on public streets or right-of-way between 10:00 PM and 6:00 AM. The order is in effect until Friday morning. Like Henry, Brown said that it is still important to take things seriously and get out while people can because rescuers may not be able to get to those in need once the storm starts.