Friday, August 25, 2017

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

FEMA R6-SpotReport-6

BOTTOM LINE UP FRONT:
       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

SITUATION:
·         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

ACTIONS/FOLLOW UP: 
       R6 RRCC SAS will continue to monitor and report as necessary

SOURCE OF INFORMATION: 
       Texas SOC
       National Weather Service

PREPARED BY: 
       FEMA Region 6 RRCC Documentation Unit



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