LIST: These are all the evacuation orders in place in the Houston area


    HOUSTON – As Tropical Storm Laura moves toward the Gulf Coast, some officials are issuing evacuation orders.

    Chambers County — Voluntary evacuation order, specifically targeted at residents whose homes are in low-lying or flood-prone areas, or those whose homes have flooded during recent high-rain events. “We ask residents to evaluate their locations, situations and resources and make an educated decision to protect themselves and their families,” Sylvia said in the release.

    Galveston County — Voluntary evacuation order for residents of Bolivar Peninsula, including unincorporated areas of Port Bolivar, Crystal Beach, High Island and Gilchrist. This order, which takes effect immediately, could become mandatory.

    City of Galveston — Mandatory evacuation effective Tuesday. All residents should secure loose items on their property and leave the island by noon Tuesday. City services will be suspended as of noon Tuesday. Sanitation will complete its route Tuesday morning before suspending services. All city facilities and buildings will be closed at noon Tuesday. Residents signed up for the STEAR program can board buses at 48th and Broadway at the Island Community Center and should arrive at the location as soon as possible. STEAR program residents can call 409-765-3710.

    Jefferson County — Mandatory evacuation order that takes effect at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday. Read the order here. Evacuation buses are available at several sites in Beaumont. You can see the full list of bus locations here.

    Orange County — Orange County and city Officials are calling for a mandatory evacuation for all of Orange County at 6 am, Tuesday. Citizens who cannot evacuate themselves can find transportation resources at either of the two embarkation sites in the county. Evacuees can arrive at location at 9 am, Tuesday. The two locations are Lamar State College Orange, 410 Front Street and Vidor Elementary, 400 Old Hwy 90 E.

    City of Port Arthur — Jeff Lindner, a meteorologist at Harris County Flood Control District, confirmed to KPRC 2 that the City of Port Arthur will be ordering a mandatory evacuation effective at 6 a.m. Tuesday morning.

    City of Seabrook — Mayor Thom Kolupski issued a voluntary evacuation for residents and businesses in low-lying areas in Seabrook, specifically lower Todville from Red Bluff south to SH 146 and Baywood Drive. These portions of Seabrook are most prone to storm surge and flooding, officials wrote. “Due to the potential for storm-surge, the City of Seabrook has determined it is in the best interest of the residents in these areas to make preparations to leave,” officials wrote.

    Texas A&M University — University officials announced that it was issuing mandatory evacuation orders for all students on the Texas A&M University at Galveston campus effective Tuesday.

    Texas Department of Criminal Justice –The Texas Department of Criminal Justice announced Monday that it is evacuating three secure facilities and a portion of a fourth facility, along with three residential facilities in the Beaumont and Jasper areas. The Beaumont Residential Reentry Center, two Transitional Treatment Centers, the Gist State Jail, LeBlanc Unit, and portions of the Stiles Unit in Beaumont, and the Goodman Unit in Jasper began evacuations Monday morning. The moves will affect approximately 3,400 offenders and 200 clients assigned to these facilities and is expected to be completed later today.




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