Citizens are advised that the named storm “Harvey” has regenerated into a Tropical Depression, and cities near the Texas coast including Deer Park should expect heavy rains beginning Friday. The National Hurricane Center has begun issuing guidance and forecast updates, as well as watches and warnings.
According to a Wednesday update from the National Hurricane Center, Deer Park residents should expect heavy rains beginning Friday and continuing through Monday. Over that period, it is anticipated that our area will receive 10-15 cumulative inches of rain, with isolated areas receiving much higher amounts. As well, Tropical Storm force winds (39-74 miles per hour) will be possible for that same period.
“The City of Deer Park plans for severe weather, monitoring the storm along with our state and national partners,” Mayor Jerry Mouton said. “We want to encourage our citizens to be diligent in their preparations, take precautions prior to the storm’s landfall and make sure you and your family are prepared.”
Residents living in mobile homes or those that cannot withstand extended periods of tropical storm force winds should have plans for their family’s safety, including alternative shelter or other accommodations.
Citizens are also advised that the City’s updated Emergency Preparedness Guides are available free of charge at the following facilities:
City Hall – 710 E. San Augustine
Community Center – 610 E. San Augustine
Deer Park Public Library – 3009 Center Street
Deer Park Police Department – 2911 Center Street
Fire Station #3 – 2211 E. X Street
The guides include emergency preparedness information including storm information, disaster kit checklists and more.