Galveston County Office of Emergency Management
SITUATION REPORT #3
SUBJECT: Tropical Storm Edouard
DATE AND TIME COVERED: Tuesday, 5 August 2008, 06:00 AM through Tuesday, 5 August 2008, 06:00 PM
● CURRENT SITUATION:
Tropical Storm Edouard at 4:00 am is nearing the coast of extreme Southeast Texas. The Galveston County Office of Emergency Management has fully activated the EOC at 6 pm Monday evening the 4 August, 2008 for Tropical Storm Edouard. At 4:00 AM CDT, the center of Tropical Storm Edouard was located near Latitude 29.3 North; Longitude 93.4 West or about 50 miles southeast of Port Arthur, Texas. Tropical Storm Edouard is moving toward the west-northwest near 12 mph. Expected rainfall for Tuesday is estimated 2 to 4 inches with isolated maximum amounts of 8 to 10 inches over portions of Southeastern Texas. Tide forecast is 2 to 4 feet on the beach front.
Maximum sustained winds are near 65 mph with higher gusts. Tropical Storm wind field is expanding outward up to 70 miles from the center. Estimated minimum pressure is at 997 MB.
The next advisory will be issued by the National Hurricane Center at 10:00 am CDT.
The Galveston County Emergency Operations Center is activated and operating at a Readiness Condition 1.
Galveston County Offices were closed on Tuesday 5 August, 2008..
Local Disaster declarations have been declared by the County of Galveston, City of Galveston, City of LaMarque, City of Santa Fe, Tiki Island, and Bayou Vista.
All Galveston County Departments and Employees are advised to monitor this situation closely.
● AREAS AFFECTED BY THIS EVENT: Galveston County and surrounding counties
● RESPONDING OFFICES/DEPARTMENTS, RESOURCES COMMITTED: GCOEM, Sheriff’s Office, Mass Care, Health & Medical, and Coast Guard.
● CASUALTIES: None.
● DAMAGES: None reported at this time.
● EVACUATION: Galveston County will not be requesting evacuation at this time.
● SHELTER: None at this time.
● ROADS CURRENTLY CLOSED/IMPACTED: None at this time.
● CURRENT UTILITY OUTAGES: None at this time.
● COMMENTS: The Emergency Management Division is closely monitoring this situation. Conference calls are being conducted with the Local Jurisdictions, National Weather Service, State of Texas Operations Center and our regional partners. The next conference call is scheduled for 10:00 am, Tuesday 5, August, 2008 with the National Weather Service. This Office and the Emergency Operations Center are at Level 1. The EOC will continue to be fully activated and re-assess after the conference calls.
The State of Texas has mobilized state resources in preparation of landfall on the upper Texas Coast of Tropical Storm Edouard.
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)