What’s the latest on the Gulf storms?
Hurricane Laura is now a category 4 (at least) hurricane and
appears to moving slightly east as it approaches the Texas/Louisiana border,
according to The Weather Channel.
Many more cities have issued voluntary evacuation orders since
yesterday. Visit this website for up-to-date information: https://gov.texas.gov/hurricane.
We’ll be thinking of all of those in her path
tonight. The Texas Municipal League Intergovernmental Risk Pool (IRP)
has resources available for cities, including a link to the
main TML’s emergency management web page. If you need further
TML IRP assistance, please contact one of the following:
-Mike Rains 512-491-2342
-David Nix 512-491-2347
-David Goldston 512-491-2426
City officials who need immediate assistance from TML legal
can contact Scott Houston, TML general counsel, at firstname.lastname@example.org or
by phone at 512-231-7464.
The Governor announced that he has added 36 counties to his State Disaster
Declaration due to the threat of severe rain, wind, and flooding. He
also discussed evacuation efforts throughout the state, and announced that
reception centers in San Antonio, Dallas-Fort Worth, and Austin will open
later today. The state is providing buses to transport Texans who are evacuating.
There are also over 225,000 hotel rooms available across the state to provide
shelter to evacuees. A full list of mandatory and voluntary evacuations
can be found on the Texas Hurricane Center web page. Governor Abbott
urged Texans to take action now to protect themselves and their property.
Where can I find archived issues of the TML Coronavirus
TML Coronavirus Updates are archived by date here and by subject here.