HOUSTON – Houston-area officials are issuing voluntary evacuations and disaster declarations as Tropical Storm Beta continues to brew in the Gulf of Mexico.
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Here is a breakdown of the orders by city and county:
Brazoria County Judge Matt Sebesta issued a voluntary evacuation for low-lying coastal areas outside the protection levee, beginning on Saturday at 4 p.m. Officials also closed county beaches to vehicular traffic due to current high tides and impending storm surge, starting Saturday at 6 p.m.
All coastal residents and visitors need to continue to stay up-to-date on Tropical Storm Beta, as the storm is expected to become a Hurricane and conditions along the coast could change quickly.
Officials said those along the coast need to be prepared and have a plan if conditions worsen.
Galveston officials announced that they will stop carrying vehicles from Galveston to Bolivar. However, they are allowing vehicles and passengers from Bolivar to Galveston.