SITUATION REPORT #5
SUBJECT: Hurricane Humberto
DATE AND TIME COVERED: Friday, 14 September 2007, 02:00 PM through Saturday, September 15 August 2007, 8:00 AM
A POD (Point of Distribution) has been set up at the First Baptist Church in High Island and the Joe Faggard Building in Crystal Beach with ice and water. A shelter was established at the First Baptist Church in High Island which slept 13 citizens last night as well as 21 members from Texas Military Forces and the Texas Alert Team. Red Cross distributed meals via two ERVs. The ERVs will be returning today with 1000 meals. The Sysco Kitchen will be set up in Crystal Beach at the Annex, ready to serve dinners this evening. A Salvation Army truck with meals is enroute to the Gilchrist area. The Galveston County Health District set up distribution points for tetanus shots at Crystal Beach and at the High Island Location. GCHD will be back today at the same locations: First Baptist Church in High Island from 10:00 - noon and the Crystal Beach Annex from 1:00 - 3:00 pm. The GCSO provided a large generator to the Crystal Beach Fire Department. Damage Assessment activities with teams on the ground from Galveston County Emergency Management and Red Cross. Road and Bridge continues to remove vegetative material debris. Texas Alert Team Members and Southern Baptist Men have started working to remove the debris from homes on the south side of High Island near Front Street. Entergy continues to work to restore power to the entire peninsula. One lane of Highway 87 will be closed in five mile increments to facilitate power pole repair. Galveston County Mosquito District conducted ariel vector control over the area with several passes. The Galveston County Office of Emergency Management has activated selected staff (Incident Commander/Operations, Planning, Mass Care, Health/Medical) at this time for recovery efforts following Hurricane Humberto.
AREAS AFFECTED BY THIS EVENT: Bolivar Peninsula, Cities of High Island, Gilchrist, Crystal Beach and Port Bolivar.
RESPONDING OFFICES/DEPARTMENTS, RESOURCES COMMITTED: GCOEM, GCSO, Health District, Red Cross, Salvation Army, Texas Military Forces, Texas Alert Team, Texas Department of Public Safety, All VFDs on Bolivar Peninsula, Road and Bridge.
CASUALTIES: None reported.
DAMAGES: Structure Damage, Overturned RV’s, Roof Damage, Power Lines, Trees Uprooted.
SHELTER: First Baptist Church; 600 Weeks Rd, High Island
ROADS CURRENTLY CLOSED/IMPACTED: All roads are passable but portions of Highway 87 will be reduced to one lane.
CURRENT UTILITY OUTAGES: Electricity on the Bolivar Peninsula.
COMMENTS: The Emergency Management Office continues to monitor the situation and assist with resource requests. Conference calls are being conducted with the Galveston County jurisdictions, public agencies, utilities, and first responders in the affected areas and the State of Texas Operations Center. The next conference call is scheduled for 9.30 AM September 15, 2007 and 10:00 AM with the State of Texas Operations Center and at 3:30 PM and 4:00 with the State of Texas Operations Center. The Emergency Operations Center is at Level 2.
The four (4) levels of EOC activation are:
Level 1 (Emergency Conditions)
Level 2 (Escalated Response Conditions)
Level 3 (Increased Readiness Conditions)
Level 4 (Normal Conditions)