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Friday, August 25, 2017

8:05 pm ET. 8/25/2017. FEMA R6-SpotReport-6

FEMA R6-SpotReport-6

       Texas Governor has requested a major declaration for 6 counties along the gulf coast
       FEMA Region 6 RRCC remains at a Level I
       Texas SEOC remains at a Level I

·         Texas Governor has requested for a major declaration request for counties along the coast. The following counties are included in the request for Individual Assistance and Public Assistance (Categories A and B); Bee, Goliad, Kleberg, Nueces, Refugio and San Patricio. Direct Federal Assistance and Hazard Mitigation statewide is also being requested.

·         Hurricane Harvey has increased to a CAT 3 hurricane with wind speeds of 125 mph and a deadly storm surge of 6 - 12 feet above ground levels

·         Continues to move slowly northwest toward the middle Texas Coast.  Harvey is forecast to make landfall late Friday/early Saturday as a major hurricane (CAT 3)

·         Heavy rain and areas of flooding are likely through the weekend over south east and east Texas into west Louisiana

       R6 RRCC SAS will continue to monitor and report as necessary

       Texas SOC
       National Weather Service

       FEMA Region 6 RRCC Documentation Unit

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