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WATCH LIVE: Galveston County Judge provides update on county’s storm preparations

HOUSTON – Galveston County Judge Mark Henry will hold a press conference Sunday to provide an update on the county’s storm preparations.

Hurricane Marco is forecast to make landfall along the Southeast Louisiana coast Monday afternoon as a Category 1 Hurricane and will rapidly weaken as it makes its way inland.

Watches have been issued for the northern Gulf Coast and do not include the Southeast Texas coast at this time.

MORE: Laura’s forecast track moves closer to Houston; Marco becomes hurricane

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Galveston County Judge Mark Henry held a press conference Saturday regarding Tropical Storm Laura and Tropical Storm Marco in front of the Galveston County Office of Emergency Management.

The Galveston County Office of Emergency Management continues to prepare for the potential tropical weather that could impact the region early next week.

“We have everyone available to come in, support from the National Weather Service and up to the Department of Defense if necessary,” Henry said.

Officials say it’s important to have items like water and batteries in case of a power outage. The Galveston County Office of Emergency Management is closely monitoring the storms.

“Have you plan ready kit ready be prepared for anything,” County Judge Mark Henry said.

Residents brace for possible storms

Saturday was another hot and humid day in Galveston, but that will change soon as we continue to track Tropical Storm Laura and Marco.

“Well it could get a little crazy down here, you never know down here in Galveston,” Jason Crowdson said.

Crowdson and his family stocked up on essential items.

“The basic water, toilet paper, a little bit of food, and we are ready to go,” he said.

Maria Slade lives in Galveston and she remembers Hurricane Carla.

“I’d rather be safe than sorry,” Slade. “I’ve got a lot of anxiety because I know what they can do, how bad they can be, and I know how many people can be misplaced and I know the horror that they can bring.”

Slade is stocking up on water, canned goods and plastic totes.

“I got all my medicine and I want to make sure I have all my medicine just in case it two or three weeks,” she said.

Here is the full press conference:

Galveston weather update

Galveston County Judge Mark Henry holds a press conference Saturday regarding Tropical Storm Laura and Tropical Storm Marco in front of the Galveston County Office of Emergency Management. READ MORE: https://www.click2houston.com/news/local/2020/08/22/watch-live-galveston-county-judge-prepares-residents-for-potential-tropical-weather/

Posted by KPRC2 / Click2Houston on Saturday, August 22, 2020

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