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Clear Lake Shores, TX - Monday, August 24, 2020 - Tropical Storm Laura is expected to enter the Gulf of Mexico intensifying into a hurricane. Strong winds and storm surge are possible for coastal areas of southeast Texas as early as Wednesday morning.
The City’s Emergency Operations Center has been activated to a level 4 and continues to monitor the system with the National Weather Service.
Also, all City vehicles are being fueled, additional portable fuel cans are being filled, the library and Jarboe Pavilion are being readied to prevent damage, and portable assets in areas that could be prone to flooding are being elevated.
The City will continue to provide weather updates, additional city preparations, and other changes to city services through our website and social media outlets.
WHAT RESIDENTS CAN DO TO PREPARE FOR HEAVY RAINS AND HIGH WINDS
Personal preparedness is a shared responsibility, and everyone has a role to play. It is the responsibility of each individual to plan, prepare and take reasonable and necessary measures to prevent damage to personal property and ensure their own safety.
Residents can make sure that their homes are prepared for heavy rainfall, possible flooding and strong winds by doing the following:
MAKE A PLAN
Make sure everyone in your household knows and understands your hurricane plan. Discuss the latest Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidance on Coronavirus (COVID-19) and how it may affect your hurricane planning.
BUILD A KIT
Since Spring of 2020, the CDC has recommended people include additional items in their kits to help prevent the spread of coronavirus. Consider adding cloth face coverings, soap, hand sanitizer and disinfecting wipes to your emergency supply kit. To learn more about the basic emergency supply kit, please visit https://www.ready.gov/kit.
HAVE SEVERAL WAYS TO RECEIVE ALERTS
The City of Clear Lake Shores will use the “CLS CONNECT Emergency Notification System” if necessary. Please ensure that your family, friends, and neighbors are signed up with current information in our system. To receive alerts via email or SMS, you can register by visiting our website www.clearlakeshores-tx.gov/clsconnect
Don’t forget to pay attention to trusted sources for weather information like NOAA NWS National Hurricane Center and US National Weather Service Houston-Galveston Texas. You can find a complete hurricane preparedness guide at www.clearlakeshores-tx.gov/hurricanepreparedness
DO YOU NEED ASSISTANCE DURING TIMES OF AN EMERGENCY EVENT?
Don’t forget to sign up for the STEAR PROGRAM! The STEAR program is a free registry that provides local emergency planners and emergency responders with additional information on the needs in their community.