Here are the Houston-area evacuations issued for Tropical Storm Beta

This GOES-16 GeoColor satellite image taken Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, and provided by NOAA, shows Tropical Storm Beta, center,  in the Gulf of Mexico.  A hurricane watch is in effect Saturday for coastal Texas as Tropical Storm Beta gains strength.  A storm surge watch and a tropical storm watch are also in effect for the area during an exceptionally busy Atlantic hurricane season.  (NOAA via AP)
This GOES-16 GeoColor satellite image taken Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, and provided by NOAA, shows Tropical Storm Beta, center, in the Gulf of Mexico. A hurricane watch is in effect Saturday for coastal Texas as Tropical Storm Beta gains strength. A storm surge watch and a tropical storm watch are also in effect for the area during an exceptionally busy Atlantic hurricane season. (NOAA via AP)

HOUSTON – Houston-area officials are issuing voluntary evacuations and disaster declarations as Tropical Storm Beta continues to brew in the Gulf of Mexico.

For up-to-date information on Beta, visit here.

Here is a breakdown of the orders by city and county:

Brazoria 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.


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