The City of Kemah Emergency Management continues to monitor the possible tropical developments making their way towards the Gulf of Mexico. As we continue to track these developments, now is a good time to review your severe/tropical weather preparedness plans.
In addition to our Emergency Preparedness document for a quick overview of what you will need to be aware of during events like this, we also highly recommend visiting www.GCOEM.org to download the Galveston County Emergency and Disaster Guide. It is filled with tips and information to help you prepare.
The City of Kemah urges you to please stay abreast of weather developments by following local weather news reports for Galveston County. And observing communications from the US National Weather Service Houston-Galveston Texas for the latest information.
The National Weather Service has produced the following information:
NWS Houston/Galveston: Update on Hurricane Ida (Saturday, 8/28/21 at 7:30 AM)
What Has Changed?
Forecast remains on track. Hurricane Ida is expected to make landfall along the Louisiana coast late Sunday or early Monday.
Hurricane Ida is currently located northwest of Cuba and is expected to move north-northwest into the southeastern Gulf of Mexico today, making its way into the Louisiana coast late Sunday or early Monday. As we have previously mentioned, the main impacts for southeast Texas will be for our coastal waters beginning as early as Sunday and continuing into late Monday.
- Strong surf and rip currents along Gulf facing beaches
- Elevated tides of 2.8 - 3.0 ft above MLLW during times of high tide
- Wave heights of 6 to 9 ft Sunday afternoon through Monday
- Sustained winds of 15 to 20 knots with gusts up to 25 knots possible
National Weather Service Resources
NWS Houston Galveston Phone Numbers: (281) 337-5074 ext. 234 or ext. 232
NWS Houston/Galveston Webpage: www.weather.gov/houston
National Hurricane Center Webpage: www.hurricanes.gov
Hourly Forecasts (Click Your Location):
West Gulf River Forecast Center Webpage: www.weather.gov/wgrfc
AHPS Webpage: http://water.weather.gov/ahps2/index.php?wfo=hgx
If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact the National Weather Service at the phone numbers listed above.