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August 26, 2020 TML Coronavirus Update #110

Posted on August 26, 2020 at 2:19 PM by TML Staff

Urgent Updates

 

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 gencounsel@tml.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.

 

Further Updates

 

Where can I find archived issues of the TML Coronavirus Updates?

 

TML Coronavirus Updates are archived by date here and by subject here.