9/20/2020, Sunday, 1:30pm
At this time, the Bayou Vista Police Department is recommending a voluntary evacuation for anyone with a medical condition or specific need of assistance that could be affected by rising tide and storm surge. Emergency response by police, fire, and EMS will delayed by rising water and street flooding.
Low lying roads and highways in and around the City of Bayou Vista are beginning to flood, due to rising tides and storm surge, including:
* The feeder road at I45 South Exit 7 in front of Omega Bay, and
* Parts of the Texas City Wye eastbound and westbound, including feeder roads and underpasses.
Please find other routes to avoid these areas. Do not attempt to drive through flooded streets or areas. Drive around, don't drown.
We are continuing to monitor Tropical Storm Beta as it makes its approach to the Texas coast.
This information remains in effect:.
* There is the possibility of tides being 5-6 feet above normal and winds in the 20-30mph range.
* Heavy rains of 10-15 inches through early next week are also possible.
Further updates will be posted as they are available.
Please make the necessary preparations for wind, high tide, and rain events. Secure any belongings that might be blown into or float into the canals. Secure your boats in their slips as high above the water as possible. Keep your vehicle's fuel tank full. Gather important papers and belongings together to take with you in case you need to leave your home.
If you have any questions or comments, please contact the Bayou Vista Police Department at email@example.com.
-- Chief Jimmie Gillane
-- Sgt. John Bocquet