HOUSTON – As Tropical Storm Laura moves toward the Gulf Coast, some officials are issuing evacuation orders.
Here’s a list of the evacuation orders in place right now:
City of Baytown -- Voluntary evacuation recommended for ZIP codes 77520 and 77523. More information can be found here.
Brazoria County -- Voluntary evacuation order for low-lying coastal communities that are outside of the protection levee.
Chambers County -- Mandatory evacuation order for residents who live in low-lying and flood-prone areas. People who live in trailers or manufactured homes are required to move to a safer location. The county is offering a limited number of charter busses to assist residents in the evacuation. The busses will depart from Anahuac High School and Winnie-Stowell Park early Wednesday morning.
City of Dickinson -- Voluntary evacuation order for low-lying areas, including ZIP code 77539.
Galveston County -- Residents, excluding the Bolivar Peninsula, are free to return to their homes. State highways 87 and 124 are being cleared of debris and are expected to be opened later Thursday. TxDOT is assessing conditions before restarting ferry service.
City of Galveston -- Mandatory evacuation order and curfew have been lifted.