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Emergency management is a coordinated effort, involving local, state, and federal government agencies as well as volunteer organizations and businesses.

Within an integrated emergency management framework, these entities assist citizens and their communities to prepare for, respond to, recover from and eliminate or reduce the efforts of natural and human-caused emergencies and disasters.

Important Messages:

June 14, 2018

For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico:

A surface trough, accompanied by an area of disorganized showersand thunderstorms, has emerged over the southern Gulf of Mexico andthe Bay of Campeche. This system is expected to move generallywest-northwestward over the southwestern Gulf of Mexico todaythrough Saturday.  Development, if any, of this disturbance shouldbe slow to occur due to strong upper-level winds.

* Formation chance through 48 hours...low...near 0 percent.

* Formation chance through 5 days...low...10 percent.

June 12, 2018

The National Weather Service monitoring the tropics for possible tropical cyclone development in the southwestern Gulf of Mexico by the end of the week.  There are no imminent threats to Texas; however, there is the possibility of impacts late this week.

Summary:  There is an area of disturbed weather that is forecast to move westward to northwestward over Central America and the Yucatan Peninsula during the next couple of days, and little development is expected during that time due to strong upper-level winds.  However, environmental conditions could become slightly more conducive for some development when the system moves into the southwestern Gulf of Mexico by the end of the week.

  • Formation chance through 48 hours...low...10 percent
  • Formation chance through 5 days...low...20 percent

Forecast models are in decent agreement that there will be an increase in moisture over the western Gulf of Mexico by late week, but models diverge on their solution regarding when, where, and if a tropical system will develop.  As a reminder, there is oftentimes low accuracy in model performance until there is a clearly defined center of circulation.

 It is too early to provide details on impacts at this point but regardless of development, there will be an increased chance for showers and thunderstorms along the Texas coast into Louisiana by late this week.


This outlook will be updated as the situation warrants.  If you have questions about the information contained in this outlook, or have additional concerns that are not covered, please call the National Weather Service, Southern Region, Regional Operations Center at 682-703-3747.  We are physically staffed from 5am-7pm on weekdays and 7am-5pm on weekends.  Outside of those hours, you can still reach us by calling the number above and pressing "0" during the voice mail message.


Please refer to the National Hurricane Center website for the latest official tropical outlook information:



·  NWS Houston Galveston Phone Numbers: (281) 337-5074 ext. 234 or ext. 232

·  NWS Houston/Galveston Webpage: 

·  National Hurricane Center Webpage:

·  Hourly Forecasts (Click Your Location): 

·  West Gulf River Forecast Center Webpage: 

·  AHPS Webpage: 

If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact our office at the phone numbers listed in the Resources section above.

May 28, 2018 - For Immediate Release:

The Santa Fe Strong Resiliency Center opening Wednesday. Please click here for information.

Please visit to make donations or Texas First Bank of Santa Fe.

May 18, 2018 - From the City of Santa Fe

Please contact the Santa Fe ISD command center for questions and/or concerns regarding the shooting at SFISD.

SFISD crisis hotline 1-800-595-0869

FBI tip/information hotline 1-800-CALL-FBI


Galveston County Hazard Mitigation Plan 2016 - 2020


Storm Preparedness Guide 2018:

* Maintain adequate levels of renter or flood insurance (which includes a 30 day waiting period before going into effect), even if you do not live in a flood plain

* Safeguard important personal documents such as birth certificates, deeds, or insurance policies

* Keep emergency supplies like bottled water and canned food on hand


The 2018 Hurricane Evacuation Route maps and Zip Zone maps have been posted to H–GAC’s website ( and the Together Against the Weather website (

May 8, 2018 @ 6:00p.m. Hurricane Preparedness Town Hall Meeting at the Justice Center located at 3650 FM 646 North. Members of the Galveston County OEM and the National Weather Service will attend to answer questions and present information.


Contact Us

Emergency Management Coordinator
Police Chief Jeff Powell


Phone: 409-925-2000
Fax: 409-925-4806

Assistant Emegency Management Coordinator
Captain Philip Meadows

Phone: 409-925-2000
Fax: 409-925-4806

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