Please note that this is still an ongoing event and in “Ride-out and early response “posture. Unmet needs mitigation/response and recovery operations are not yet occurring unless activity is capable of being performed per priorities.
Operational Priorities are summarized as:
- Protection of life and property.
- Support of rapid & effective response
- Collection and dissemination of accurate incident information to improve decision-making.
- Accurate recoding of incident costs associated with assigned resources for cost recovery.
- Tropical Storm Harvey continues to produce devastating flooding as it slowly moves back towards the Texas coast.
- Sustained winds of 40 mph with higher gusts. The center of the storm is located about 15 miles northnortheast of Port O’Connor and is slowly moving southeast at three mph
- The primary threat with this storm over the next few days will remain the devastating, life threatening flooding
- Tornadoes are likely within the storm’s rain bands over the next couple days near the upper Texas coast.
- Mandatory / voluntary evacuations underway across impacted arrears
- Army Corps of Engineering’s relieving dam pressure through controlled release. Impacts to lower regions anticipated as result.
- Concerns for biological / environmental hazards such as sewage / chemical infiltration are rising.
- Fuel availability along evacuation routes of concern but not critical.