Latest forecast updates from KPRC 2 Meteorologists, LIST: These are all the evacuation orders in place in the Houston area, SCHOOL CLOSURES: All the Houston-area schools, districts and colleges that will be closed due to severe weather, LIVE SOCIAL FEED: What Houston’s experts are saying about Laura and Marco right now, Here is KPRC2′s 2020 Hurricane & Flood Survival Guide. Last month after Hurricane Laura swept through Louisiana, Houston chefs Steve Sharma of El Big Bad and Ben McPherson of BOH Pizza & Pasta … People who live in trailers or manufactured homes are required to move to a safer location. Follow a live blog of all the latest updates on weather and closures below: The Harris County Toll Road Authority announced tolls will resume on Friday morning. Residents will only be excused on the roads during curfew if they are evacuating the island for Hurricane Laura. Houston is particularly vulnerable to flooding and could see big impacts from Laura. Thursday’s game between the Astros and the Los Angeles Angels at Minute Maid Park will be played on Tuesday as part of a double-header beginning at 3:05 p.m. The roadway is impassable by High Island near Bolivar Peninsula due to large rocks covering the street. Galveston County Judge Mark Henry issued a disaster declaration for the area just hours after the city of Galveston issued a voluntary evacuation order ahead of Tropical Storm Laura. The order will remain in effect for 10 days. GALVESTON, Texas — There will be a curfew in place for residents in the City of Galveston while Hurricane Laura passes through the area. It will be against the law for anyone who doesn't have the proper authority, to be on public streets or rights-of-way within the City of Galveston on the following days between the designated hours:- Tues., August 25 at 10:00 pm until Wed., August 26 at 6:00 am;- Wed., August 26 at 8:00 pm until Thurs., August 27 at 6:00 am;- Thurs., August 27 at 8:00 pm until Fri., August 28 at 6:00 am. The following Houston Health Department COVID-19 testing sites will remain closed on Wednesday and Thursday due to impending Hurricane Laura: Chambers County is offering a limited number of charter busses to assist residents who need to evacuate. Edwards said the state is closing Interstate 10 from around the Atchafalaya Bridge outside of Lafayette all the way into part of Texas because several stretches within that area are expected to flood. Galveston Mayor Pro Tem Craig Brown signed an order which prevents people from being on public streets or … RELATED: Laura becomes hurricane in Gulf of Mexico; forecast to become major hurricane Officials say the curfews are for the protection of residents and their property from any potential looting. Due to mandatory evacuations along the Gulf Coast, several Texas Department of Public Safety offices will remain closed, the agency announced. “The animals will be cared for during the storm by a select group of team members who will stay at the Zoo throughout the weather event,” zoo officials wrote. Coast Guard personnel and other emergency responders may not be able to evacuate or rescue those in danger during the storm. “These changes include assigning evacuees to hotels instead of a few or single large congregate shelter. The curfew will be … Texas Department of Transporation and the Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards have closed sections of Interstate 10. “The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in substantial changes to the plan to shelter evacuees,” officials wrote. While Hurricane Laura is expected to make landfall near the Texas/Louisiana border, parts of Galveston County will feel the effects. 1 of 136 Sara Ellis reacts as she talks about coming home to a partially destroyed house after Hurricane Laura moved through the area Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020, in Holmwood, La. Port Arthur residents are getting on buses and evacuating before Laura possibly impacts the city. The goal of the curfew is to protect residents from looters. The center is for those fleeing coastal areas so evacuees can receive assistance in identifying the most appropriate shelter location. Curfews will be in place for these times: The City of Galveston has implemented a series of curfews over the next three nights for the protection of residents and... Houston Public Works will initiate the lowering of Lake Houston within the hour, officials announced. Hurricane Laura’s chances of having a shift in its path-- closer to Houston -- are looking less and less likely. With all eyes on the Gulf of Mexico and the two hurricanes brewing just a day apart, residents along the coast, from Louisiana to Brazoria County, are preparing for the worst. If mandatory evacuations are set for an area, the public should evacuate without delay. A man was spotted on top of a flooded vehicle in Vinton, Louisiana. The company reports that more than 56,647 affected customers. The first curfew will go into effect at 10 p.m. Tuesday night. There is a mandatory evacuation order for residents who live in low-lying and flood-prone areas. RELATED: Texans hit stores to buy emergency supplies despite the uncertainty of tropical storms. Due to the potential for storm-surge, the City of Seabrook determined it is in the best interest of the residents in the area to make preparations to leave. “I urge Texans in the area to continue to take all necessary precautions as Hurricane Laura nears the coast and heed the guidance of local officials.”. Chambers County Judge Jimmy Sylvia announced that he had issued mandatory evacuation orders for at-risk areas in Chambers County, effective immediately. The curfew will be in place from Tuesday night through Friday morning. Galveston County Judge Mark Henry issued a disaster declaration for the area just hours after the city of Galveston issued a voluntary evacuation order ahead of Tropical Storm Laura. From CPPJ – The Calcasieu Parish Police Jury will lift the parish’s mandatory evacuation, effective immediately, as stated by … These items, if not properly secured, can break free and require valuable search and rescue resources to be diverted and may put first responders in harm’s way to ensure people are not in distress. KPRC 2′s reporters visited areas all along the Gulf Coast to meet with officials and residents who spent Monday preparing for severe weather. Mandatory Evacuation Order for Hurricane Laura Lifted in Calcasieu Parish, Curfew Remains in Effect. Per the curfew order, “any person found on the public right of way and not evacuating may be stopped by law enforcement and subject to a misdemeanor and an up to $1,000 fine,” officials said. Mayor of Galveston discusses preps for Hurricane Laura. Meteorologist at Harris County Flood Control District, Jeff Lindner confirmed to KPRC 2 chief meteorologist Frank Billingsley the City of Port Arthur will be ordering a mandatory evacuation effective at 6 a.m. Tuesday morning. Evacuate as necessary. Hurricane Laura has forced evacuations of over half a million people in Texas and Louisiana ahead of its expected landfall along the Gulf Coast early Thursday. HOUSTON (CW39) — Galveston has issued curfews for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights as Hurricane Laura approaches the greater Houston area. A self-evacuation reception center for Hurricane Laura evacuees is open at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 850 South IH45, Ennis, TX 75119. The two locations are Lamar State College Orange, 410 Front Street in Orange and Vidor Elementary, 400 Old Hwy 90 E in Vidor. The first curfew will go into effect at 10 p.m. Tuesday night. “Galveston Mayor Pro Tem Craig Brown signed the order Tuesday implementing the curfew, which prevents people from being on public streets or right-of-way and begins at 10 p.m. tonight,” officials wrote on Facebook. Officials are responding to reports of a fire at a chemical plant in Westlake, Louisiana. The curfew will go back into effect at 8 p.m. Jefferson County residents are preparing to evacuate ahead of Hurricane Laura. 4:20 p.m. Houston residents in the voluntary evacuation zone who call 311 will be directed to … "Given the uncertainty of Tropical Storm Laura in the Gulf of Mexico, we have determined it is in the best interest of our students and staff to take action and close schools Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday," the district said on their website Monday. HOUSTON (CW 39) – Wednesday morning Hurricane Laura intensified into a Category 3 major hurricane. 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