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.
Confidence growing that Southeast Texas area will receive heavy rainfall Friday night. Flooding the main threat across the region. Isolated strong to severe thunderstorms are possible mainly south of the Interstate 10 corridor and over the Coastal waters.
Dry weather over the area coming to an end as moisture surges back into the area Friday. A vigorous upper level storm system will move across the region Friday night bringing widespread rainfall starting Friday afternoon through the morning hours Saturday. Heavy to very heavy rainfall likely Friday night. Still too early to try to pinpoint the areas that will get hardest hit but the ingredients are going to be in place. Looking at it from a historical perspective this kind of an event is in the 98th to 99th percentile or greater for this time of year.
Rainfall of 2 to 5 inches is very likely across nearly the entirety of Southeast Texas. A slow moving cold front could help to focus a large swath of greater rainfall across the area with some isolated amounts of 10 to 11 inches. Rainfall rates in excess of 2" per hour likely.
Street flooding is likely and this widespread rainfall will likely lead to abundant runoff causing river and bayou flooding. Moderate river flooding possible. Note...going right past Level 1 straight to Level 2 Urban Flash Flood Messaging.
Marine Interests: Strong southeasterly winds of 20 to 25 knots sustained Friday by noon continuing through the cold frontal passage Saturday morning. Seas building to 5-7 feet nearshore and 9 to 11 feet offshore. Strong to severe thunderstorms possible during the period Friday night/Saturday morning. Gusty winds in excess of 40 knots and waterspouts the main severe threat in the stronger storms. Strong rip currents likely as well as coastal flooding.
Dry weather takes hold Saturday afternoon through Tuesday.
Unfortunately - next week, another strong front with widespread rainfall is expected on Thursday Dec 13th.
Please refer to the National Hurricane Center website for the latest official tropical outlook information: https://www.hurricanes.gov
· NWS Houston Galveston Phone Numbers: (281) 337-5074 ext. 234 or ext. 232
· National Hurricane Center Webpage: www.hurricanes.gov
· West Gulf River Forecast Center Webpage: www.weather.gov/wgrfc
If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact our office at the phone numbers listed in the Resources section above.
August 28, 2018
Where You Affected By Hurricane Harvey? Disaster case managers help connect individuals and families to the resources and services that they need to rebuild their lives after Hurricane Harvey. Click HERE for info.
May 28, 2018 - For Immediate Release:
The Santa Fe Strong Resiliency Center opening Wednesday. Please click here for information.
Please visit www.sfisd.org 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: https://www.weather.gov/media/hgx/HurricaneGuide2018.pdf
* 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 (http://www.h-gac.com/taq/hurricane/default.aspx) and the Together Against the Weather website (www.togetheragainsttheweather.com).
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.
Emergency Management Coordinator
Assistant Emegency Management Coordinator
Burn Permit Information:
Please visit Santa Fe City Hall at 12002 Hwy 6 to obtain a burn permit.