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AlertMePolkCounty feed for Polk County, Texas Emergency Management Website

 

 

The FEMA Disaster Recovery Center at the Livingston Municipal Library located at 707 N. Tyler Ave. will reopen, Monday, July 15th at 1 p.m.

 

CURRENT AVAILABILITIES IN POLK COUNTY

POLK COUNTY - 7/12/2024 7:00 pm

POLK COUNTY WATER, ICE, AND MRE DISTRIBUTION
SATURDAY JULY 13, 2024

Attention community members! We're distributing water, ice and MREs at Pedigo Park, Saturday, July 13th. Please note that supplies are limited and will be rationed to ensure everyone gets what they need.
Our deliveries arrived late today, but we will be there early assisting residents with water, ice & MREs distribution tomorrow.

Location: Pedigo Park at the Pavilions
Date: Saturday, July 13th
Time: 7:00am to 2:00 PM (or until supplies are gone)

FEMA Assistance and Food Replacement
July 12, 2024
FEMA has not yet set a date for the reopening of the FEMA Disaster Recovery Center located at the Livingston Municipal Library.  Emergency Management will announce its reopening upon notification from the Texas Division of Emergency Management and FEMA.
Emergency Management has not received notification of the activation of the Texas Department of Health and Human Services' Disaster Food Stamps (D-SNAP) program for food replacement; however, HHSC has received federal approval to allow SNAP recipients impacted by Hurricane Beryl to apply for replacement benefits for food lost or destroyed. Recipients in 121 counties listed in Acting Governor Patrick’s disaster declarations can apply by dialing 2-1-1 and selecting Option 8.
Texas has requested FEMA Individual Assistance for Hurricane Beryl for Polk County.  FEMA assistance programs will not open up for Hurricane Beryl until the request is approved.

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TEXAS HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
HHSC has received federal approval to allow SNAP recipients impacted by Hurricane Beryl to apply for replacement benefits for food lost or destroyed. 
Recipients in 121 counties listed in Acting Governor Patrick’s disaster declarations can apply by dialing 2-1-1 and selecting Option 8.
Those applying for replacement benefits have until August 8 to apply.
For a list of affected counties and additional resources, visit: https://bit.ly/4bEzRyo
Office of the Lieutenant Governor of Texas, Dan Patrick , Mayor John Whitmire , Texas Division of Emergency Management

Water, Ice, MRE Distribution at Pedigo Park
July 12, 2024

We're are distributing water and ice at Pedigo Park today.
MRE's are also expected to arrive this afternoon.
Please note that supplies are limited and will be rationed to ensure everyone gets what they need.
Location: Pedigo Park
Time: 11:00am - 6:00 PM (or until supplies run out)
Come by and pick up your supplies while they last!

COOLING CENTERS

Polk County remains under a Heat Advisory until 9 p.m. on July 12, 2024. Cooling Centers have been established at the following locations:
Polk County Commerce Center 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Onalaska VFD Station 51 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Corrigan City Hall 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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Water, Ice, MRE Distribution at Pedigo Park
July 11, 2024 4pm
We're still distributing water ice, and MREs at Pedigo Park today. Please note that supplies are limited and will be rationed to ensure everyone gets what they need.

Water, Ice, MRE Distribution at Pedigo Park  
July 11, 2024 Noon
Attention community members! To help everyone stay hydrated and cool, we're distributing water ice, and MREs at Pedigo Park today. Please note that supplies are limited and will be rationed to ensure everyone gets what they need.
 Location: Pedigo Park
 Time: Noon to 6:00 PM (or until supplies run out)
Come by and pick up your supplies while they last! Stay safe and hydrated, everyone!

7/11/2024 9:30am

The following Grocery Stores have confirmed they are open:
HEB Livingston- open until 10pm (has everything except meat)
Brookshire in both Livingston & Onalaska- open until 9pm (Pharmacy open until 7pm)
Walmart - open until 8pm (limited supply of cold items)
CVS- open until midnight  (pharmacy open until 9pm)

7/11/2024 9:00am

Power has been restored to major portions of the county. Gradual restoration continues in the unincorporated areas of Polk County. Many fuel stations have reopened.

7/11/2024

Polk County remains under a Heat Advisory until 8 p.m. on July 11, 2024. Cooling Centers have been established at the following locations:
Polk County Commerce Center 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Onalaska VFD Station 51 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Corrigan City Hall 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
American Legion (816 US Loop N, Livingston) 11am-6pm

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7/10/2024 3:00pm

The Water, Ice and MRE Distribution Site will suspend distribution as supplies are depleted, and will start up again upon receipt of new supply deliveries.

 
7/10/2024 2:01pm
Brookshire Brothers in Livingston
7/10/2024 1:47pm
FUEL UPDATES
Tobacco Barn Chevron in Onalaska 6200 gals reg, 1800 gals prem, 3600 gals diesel.
Chevron Livingston Food Mart - 1600 W Church. 10000 gals reg, 3500 prem and 1500 gals diesel
EZ Travel Plaza - 9315 US 59 N Leggett - 9000 gal reg, 900 gals prem, 1200 gals diesel.
Shell One Stop Ischoopa - 14071 US Hwy 190E -EMPTY!
On the Road 153 - 4653 US 59 S Goodrich - 9000 gals reg, Brookshire Brothers 1253 W Church CARD ONLY 7000 reg, 8400 prem, 3100 diesel
 
7/10/2024 Noon

Water & Ice Distribution at Pedigo Park
Attention community members! To help everyone stay hydrated and cool, we're distributing water and ice at Pedigo Park today. Please note that supplies are limited and will be rationed to ensure everyone gets what they need.
Location: Pedigo Park
Time: Noon to 6:00 PM (or until supplies run out)
Come by and pick up your supplies while they last! Stay safe and hydrated, everyone!

 

FUEL UPDATES - 7/10/2024 11:30am
Tobacco Barn Chevron in Onalaska 6200 gals reg, 1800 gals prem, 3600 gals diesel.
Chevron Livingston Food Mart - 1600 W Church. 10000 gals reg, 3500 prem and 1500 gals diesel
EZ Travel Plaza - 9315 US 59 N Leggett - out of reg, 1200 gals prem, 2800 gals diesel.
Shell One Stop Ischoopa - 14071 US Hwy 190E -6000 reg., 3700 prem and 3800 gals car diesel and 11000 truck diesel
On the Road 153 - 4653 US 59 S Goodrich - 10000 gals reg, Brookshire Brothers 1253 W Church CARD ONLY 7000 reg, 8400 prem, 3100 diesel

 

 
Local Store Updates:
Brookshire's in Onalaska is open for your needs!
HEB is open from 7 AM to 9 PM, though cold items are currently unavailable.
Lowe's and Redbarn are open for business.
No issues in Lufkin and Woodville, stores are operational.

 

POLK COUNTY - UPDATE 7/10/2024
COOLING CENTERS, ELECTRIC SERVICE, COMMODITIES

The phones in the Polk County Emergency Operations Center were restored late yesterday afternoon. Highline was able to bring their facility back onto generator power.
Emergency Management has requested commodities (MREs, Water, Ice) from the State for distribution to the public. We do not have an ETA on arrival at this time. Many impacted counties have requested commodities, and the State is doing its best to serve each county.
Electric Service providers have communicated to Emergency Management that they are working to restore power; however, Hurricane Beryl has caused significant damage to infrastructure, and a timeline for restoration is unknown at this time.
Polk County remains under a Heat Advisory until 8 p.m. today. Cooling Centers have been established at the following locations:
Polk County Commerce Center 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Onalaska VFD Station 51 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Corrigan City Hall 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
South Polk County VFD 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
American Legion Post at 816 US Hwy 59 Loop N is open as a cooling center 11 am to 6 pm.
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FUEL AVAILABILITY - POLK COUNTY
JULY 10, 2024 9:30 A.M
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There is a fuel shortage, and Polk County Emergency Management has asked the State to assist with surging fuel into the County. Currently, the stations in the County that report they have fuel at this time are as follows:
Tobacco Barn in Onalaska: Regular, Premium, and car Diesel
Easy Travel Plaza in Livingston: Premium and Diesel
Shell One Stop by Reservation: Regular, Premium, car and truck Diesel
Shell at Beacon Bay: car Diesel
On The Road in Goodrich: Regular
Residents may consider traveling to Diboll, Lufkin or Woodville for fuel and supplies

 

WATER NOTICE

We understand that several water providers are working on generators or on boil water notices. Office of Emergency Management is in touch with these providers about their progress.
 
The following have reported boil water notices:
Pine Shadows E Surface Plant, Pine Shadows, Blanchard Heights, Crescent Shores, Indian Hills Estates, Glen Cove, Indian Hill Harbor, Indian Hill Heights, Lakewood Polk, Pats Point, Kalita Point, Lakeshore 1&2, Dickens Landing, Lake Livingston Estates 4&5, Reily's Landing, Bass Bay, Alabama Point, Forest Hills, Allenwood's, Twin Hills Cove, Indian Hill #2, Cotton Hill, Foresters Retreat, Hickory Ridge, Indian Hill Parksite, Jennings Cove, Oaks of Livingston, Nugent's Cove, Bay Haven, Wiggins Village #1, Dickens Oak West, Wiggins Village #2, Wiggins Ridge, Brentwood, Putnam's Landing, Sandy Ridge, Harbor Lights, Sandy Creek, Sportsman's Retreat, Wells Landing, Kickapoo, Branchwood, Wilson Lakes and Indian Springs.; Holiday Lake Estates, Sleepy Hollow, and Shiloh Ridge are also under a boil water notice

CURRENT HURRICANE UPDATE

 

July 8, 2024

 

Due to the large percentage of power outages in Polk County, residents should make arrangements and take precautions regarding the heat advisory below issued by the NWS for tomorrow. Please check in on your friends and family.
 
NEW: A Heat Advisory has been issued for SE TX for Tues with heat index values up to 105F. While this would normally be below criteria, the widespread loss of power and A/C will make for dangerous conditions. Those working outside may not have a chance to properly cool off!

 

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AT 1:30 pm the Office of Emergency Management lost phone service.

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Tropical Storm Beryl
June 8, 2024; 1:00 pm
Reports of downed trees are coming into the Polk County Emergency Operations Center.  There is a significant number of power outages countywide.  Remain sheltered safely until the storm passes.

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HURRICANE BERYL
POLK COUNTY UPDATE
JULY 8, 2024 @ 9:30 A.M.
Hurricane Beryl has downgraded to a tropical storm and is located near Katy/Cinco Ranch as of 9:30 A.M.  Beryl is forecast to turn northeast and weaken during the day reaching the ArkLaTex early Tuesday morning.  Polk County remains under a Tropical Storm Warning.  The National Weather Service has communicated to Emergency Management that our peak time for impact begins at 11:00 A.M.  Worst case scenario is sustained winds of 40-50 mph with possible gusts up to 60 mph.
Rainfall forecast for Polk County remains at 2-4 inches.  Approximately 1 to 2-1/2 inches have fallen throughout the County with the highest amounts near Lake Livingston.  The Trinity River Authority reports winds up to 36 mph and they are currently releasing 21,175 cfs.  
There are no reports of impacted roadways at this time.  Please remain weather aware and watch for debris, fallen trees and compromised power lines.

 

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Flood Warning
National Weather Service Houston/Galveston TX
1200 PM CDT Mon Jul 8 2024
Chambers TX-Galveston TX-Harris TX-Liberty TX-Montgomery TX-Polk
TX-San Jacinto TX-Walker TX-
1200 PM CDT Mon Jul 8 2024
...FLOOD WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 PM CDT THIS AFTERNOON...
* WHAT...Flooding caused by excessive rainfall is ongoing.
* WHERE...A portion of southeast Texas, including the following
counties, Chambers, Galveston, Harris, Liberty, Montgomery, Polk,
San Jacinto and Walker.
* WHEN...Until 300 PM CDT.
* IMPACTS...Flooding of rivers, creeks, streams, and other low-lying
and flood-prone locations is imminent or occurring.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...
- At 1159 AM CDT, Doppler radar and automated rain gauges
indicated heavy rain due to thunderstorms. Flooding is
ongoing or expected to begin shortly in the warned area.
Between 2 and 4 inches of rain have fallen.
- Additional rainfall amounts of 1 to 2 inches are possible in
the warned area.
- Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Conroe, Liberty, Cleveland, Dayton, Willis, Pinehurst, The
Woodlands, Shepherd, Anahuac, Panorama Village, Splendora,
Patton Village, Roman Forest, Magnolia, Woodbranch, Cut And
Shoot, Ames, Daisetta, Coldspring and Hardin.
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
Turn around, don`t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles.

HURRICANE BERYL
POLK COUNTY UPDATE
JULY 8, 2024 @ 6:00 A.M.
Hurricane Beryl made landfall in Matagorda, Texas as a category 1 hurricane at 4:00 a.m. this morning.  Beryl will continue to move northward today across southeast Texas and slowly weaken, then accelerate and move northeast.  
Polk County remains under a Tropical Storm Warning.  According to NWS Beryl will weaken as it moves north towards Polk County.  It is predicted that we could receive 20-30 mph sustained winds and 30-40 mph wind gusts.  The strongest impact for Polk County will be on the western side of the County.  NWS forecasts we will receive 2-4 inches of rainfall.  

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Below is a radar image of Hurricane Beryl this morning. As of 6:30 am, here is the radar estimate for rainfall since midnight across SE Texas due to Hurricane Beryl. Large area of 6-8", locally higher amounts possible, southwest of the Houston Metro.

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July 7, 2024

 

At 11:00 pm the NWS reports that Beryl is again a Hurricane.  
Moving: NNW at 10 mph
Min pressure: 985 mb
Max sustained: 75 mph
For more information: https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/?atlc#Beryl

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******Polk County Offices Delayed Opening******** 5:30pm
Due to Tropical Storm Beryl, Polk County Offices will have a delayed opening of 10am for tomorrow July 8, 2024.

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THE FEMA DISASTER RECOVERY CENTER AT THE LIVINGSTON MUNICIPAL LIBRARY WILL BE CLOSED MONDAY, JULY 8TH DUE TO TROPICAL STORM BERYL.

 

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Polk County OEM  Public Service Announcement - 3pm
 

POLK COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT
JULY 7, 2024 3 P.M.
TROPICAL STORM BERYL

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Tropical Storm Warning for Polk County.  

A Flood Watch for Polk County is in effect from late tonight through Tuesday morning.
Polk County Emergency Management is closely monitoring the track of Tropical Storm Beryl.  The current track of Beryl shifted slightly east and continues to strengthen. Beryl is forecast to make landfall as a Category 1 hurricane, or possibly a low-end category 2 hurricane, around 3 a.m. near Matagorda Bay.  Impacts in our area will begin later this evening with bands of heavy rainfall. Rainfall will continue through Monday and into early Tuesday morning. NWS forecasts 4-6” of rain and some tropical storm-force winds for our area.
The National Weather Service has communicated to Emergency Management that stronger impacts from Beryl for Polk County will likely occur as early as 7 a.m. tomorrow morning and continue through early afternoon with sustained winds of 25 to 35 mph and 45 mph wind gusts.  

Heavy rainfall, flooding, flash flooding, strong gusty winds, and tornadic activity is possible. Residual rain bands occurring late tomorrow afternoon are also possible.
Polk County Judge Sydney Murphy issued a Local Declaration of Disaster for Tropical Storm Beryl yesterday evening.
NWS states that, by late tomorrow afternoon, the storm should have moved on to the ArkLaTex region; however, shifts in the track remain possible and forecasts may change. Please remain weather aware and prepared for impacts from this storm.
Please look for further updates on the Polk County Emergency Management Facebook page 
(www.facebook.com/PolkCountyEmergencyManagement) and the Polk County Emergency Management website www.PolkCountyOEM.com.

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Beryl Local Watch/Warning Statement/Advisory Number 36
National Weather Service Houston/Galveston TX  AL022024
1009 AM CDT Sun Jul 7 2024

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Polk-
1009 AM CDT Sun Jul 7 2024

...TROPICAL STORM WARNING IN EFFECT...

A Tropical Storm Warning means tropical storm-force winds are
expected somewhere within this area within the next 36 hours

* LOCATIONS AFFECTED
    - Corrigan
    - Livingston
    - Seven Oaks

* WIND
    - LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: Equivalent Tropical Storm force wind
        - Peak Wind Forecast: 30-40 mph with gusts to 65 mph
        - Window for Tropical Storm force winds: early Monday morning
          until Monday afternoon

    - THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY THAT INCLUDES TYPICAL FORECAST
      UNCERTAINTY IN TRACK, SIZE AND INTENSITY: Potential for wind 39
      to 57 mph
        - The wind threat has remained nearly steady from the
          previous assessment.
        - PLAN: Plan for hazardous wind of equivalent tropical storm
          force.
        - PREPARE: Remaining efforts to protect property should be
          completed as soon as possible. Prepare for limited wind
          damage.
        - ACT: Move to safe shelter before the wind becomes hazardous.

    - POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Limited
        - Damage to porches, awnings, carports, sheds, and unanchored
          mobile homes. Unsecured lightweight objects blown about.
        - Many large tree limbs broken off. A few trees snapped or
          uprooted, but with greater numbers in places where trees
          are shallow rooted. Some fences and roadway signs blown
          over.
        - A few roads impassable from debris, particularly within
          urban or heavily wooded places. Hazardous driving
          conditions on bridges and other elevated roadways.
        - Scattered power and communications outages.

* FLOODING RAIN
    - LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: Flood Watch is in effect
        - Peak Rainfall Amounts: Additional 3-6 inches, with locally
          higher amounts

    - THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY THAT INCLUDES TYPICAL FORECAST
      UNCERTAINTY IN TRACK, SIZE AND INTENSITY: Potential for major
      flooding rain
        - The flooding rain threat has remained nearly steady from
          the previous assessment.
        - PLAN: Emergency plans should include the potential for
          major flooding from heavy rain. Evacuations and rescues are
          likely.
        - PREPARE: Strongly consider protective actions, especially
          if you are in an area vulnerable to flooding.
        - ACT: Heed any flood watches and warnings. Failure to take
          action will likely result in serious injury or loss of life.

    - POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Extensive
        - Major rainfall flooding may prompt many evacuations and
          rescues.
        - Rivers and tributaries may rapidly overflow their banks in
          multiple places. Small streams, creeks, canals, and ditches
          may become dangerous rivers. Flood control systems and
          barriers may become stressed.
        - Flood waters can enter many structures within multiple
          communities, some structures becoming uninhabitable or
          washed away. Many places where flood waters may cover
          escape routes. Streets and parking lots become rivers of
          moving water with underpasses submerged. Driving conditions
          become dangerous. Many road and bridge closures with some
          weakened or washed out.

* TORNADO
    - LATEST LOCAL FORECAST:
        - Situation is favorable for tornadoes

    - THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY THAT INCLUDES TYPICAL FORECAST
      UNCERTAINTY IN TRACK, SIZE AND INTENSITY: Potential for several
      tornadoes
        - The tornado threat has remained nearly steady from the
          previous assessment.
        - PLAN: Emergency plans should include the potential for
          several tornadoes with a few possibly intense having larger
          damage paths.
        - PREPARE: Those living in manufactured homes or on boats are
          urged to relocate to safe shelter before hazardous weather
          arrives.
        - ACT: Listen for tornado watches and warnings. If a tornado
          warning is issued, be ready to shelter quickly.

    - POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Significant
        - The occurrence of scattered tornadoes can hinder the
          execution of emergency plans during tropical events.
        - Several places may experience tornado damage with a few
          spots of considerable damage, power loss, and
          communications failures.
        - Locations could realize roofs torn off frame houses, mobile
          homes demolished, boxcars overturned, large trees snapped
          or uprooted, vehicles tumbled, and small boats tossed
          about. Dangerous projectiles can add to the toll.

* FOR MORE INFORMATION:
    - Hurricane Preparedness: Federal Emergency Management Agency
        - http://ready.gov/hurricanes
    - Local weather conditions and forecasts: NWS Houston/Galveston, TX
        - http://www.weather.gov/hgx/
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10am Sunday 7/7/2024 Here is the latest update on #Beryl. The new forecast is very similar to the last one,  just slightly further to the east. Beryl is still expected to make landfall early Monday Morning  near Matagorda Bay as a Category 1 Hurricane. #TXwx #HOUwx

 

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July 6, 2024
 Beryl continues its trek through the southwestern Gulf and is expected to approach the Texas coastline early Monday.
Tropical Storm Warnings have been expanded to include Austin, Waller, Fort Bend, and Harris counties where tropical storm force winds will be possible tomorrow night into Monday. Hurricane Warnings remain in effect for Jackson and Matagorda counties.
Storm Surge Warnings remain in effect along the coast where up to 4 to 6ft of inundation will be possible beginning as early as Sunday afternoon. There remains a high risk of strong rip currents along area beaches. Between high surf, storm surge, and the high rip current risk - it is not recommended to be in the water. 
A Flood Watch also remains in effect for areas along and west of I-45. Up to 5 to 10" of rain are possible with locally higher amounts likely. Remember, if you encounter flooded roadways, Turn Around - Don't Drown.
Please follow the advice of local officials regarding any evacuations.
A reminder that the cone graphic only shows the probable path of the center of the storm - impacts will be felt well outside the cone

 
 
 
 
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July 6, 2024

Attention #Texas! Here is the latest update from the National Hurricane Center on #Beryl.
Please heed the advice from your local emergency officials and complete your preparation plans today. For the latest advisory visit hurricanes.gov/#Beryl

 

PROCLAMATION BY THE GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF TEXAS
HURRICANE BERYL - JULY 6, 2024
Below is the Proclamation signed by Acting Governor Dan Patrick for Hurricane Beryl that includes Polk County.

 

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POLK COUNTY, TEXAS

DECLARATION OF DISASTER
JULY 6, 2024
TROPICAL STORM BERYL
Polk County is in the forecast track cone of uncertainty for Tropical Storm Beryl which is forecasted to strengthen to a hurricane and make landfall early Monday, July 8, 2024 on the Texas coast.
Due to infrastructure and property damages sustained in the April 2024 flood disaster and based on National Weather Service forecasts issued and potential threats posed by Tropical Storm Beryl, County Judge Sydney Murphy issued a Local Declaration of Disaster, Today, July 6, 2024.
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5PM Update (7/6/24) on Tropical Storm #Beryl... Minor changes with the forecast track & intensity. Beryl is expected to strengthen to a Category 1 Hurricane before landfalling near Matagorda Bay early Mon.
Hurricane, Storm Surge & Tropical Storm Warnings are issued for portions of Southeast TX.
 

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PoVvrgfaMHo via @YouTube

10AM Update NWS Says: Here's the latest on Tropical Storm #Beryl... Beryl is moving west-northwest towards southern TX and is expected to be a hurricane near landfall in TX. The center of Beryl is expected to approach the Middle TX coast by late Sunday into Monday morning.

July 5, 2024

Here's the latest NWS Houston Galveston briefing on Hurricane Beryl:
While there is still some uncertainty on the eventual track of Beryl and any potential impacts on the Upper TX coast and SE TX, it's never too early to be prepared.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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TRA DAM INFORMATION

UPDATE: The Trinity River Authority is closely monitoring the projected path of Tropical Storm Beryl in cooperation with the National Weather Service. Initial mitigation efforts at Lake Livingston Dam will be complete by Monday afternoon, July 8, prior to rainfall associated with the storm. The dam will be able to pass high-flow events without impacting the integrity of the dam. https://trinityra.org/alert_detail.php

Lake Livingston Update for the Holiday Weekend!
- The lake will be open for use as usual.
- As soon as conditions allow, the lake may be lowered by as much as 3 feet to facilitate repairs over a 2-3 week period.
For emergency updates, please stay connected with your local emergency management organizations. For information about TRA, visit trinityra.org.
The dam is functioning as intended. Stay safe, and have a great weekend!

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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April/May 2024 Severe Weather/Flooding Event Updates

 
 

DISASTER RECOVERY CENTER - JUNE 1, 2024

FEMA AND SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION ASSISTANCE FOR INDIVIDUALS IMPACTED BY THE SEVERE WEATHER AND FLOODING EVENT IN POLK COUNTY
FEMA and the Small Business Administration (SBA) will now be located at a Disaster Recovery Center on the second floor of the Livingston Municipal Library located at 707 N. Tyler Ave. in Livingston.
These agencies will assist Polk County residents impacted by the severe weather and flooding event with completing disaster assistance applications and answering questions residents have regarding their application status.
HOURS OF OPERATION:
 7 days a week from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Today, June 1st, is the last day FEMA personnel will be outside at the back parking lot of the Polk County Commerce Center building near their mobile unit.
May 18, 2024: Polk County - Applying for FEMA Individual Assistance Polk County has received a Presidential Declaration for FEMA Individual Assistance. Residents and business owners who sustained losses in the designated areas can apply for assistance at www.DisasterAssistance.gov or by calling 800-621-FEMA (3362). When you submit an application, be sure to write down your claim number. Polk County Emergency Management will work with the Texas Division of Emergency Management to establish a Disaster Assistance Center in the County for persons needing help with submitting an application. Emergency Management will announce the location and additional details regarding this center when plans are confirmed.

May 17, 2024

*POLK COUNTY HAS RECEIVED A PRESIDENTIAL DECLARATION FOR FEMA INDIVIDUAL ASSISTANCE*  

President Biden Partially Approves Governor Abbott’s Request For Major Disaster Declaration For Severe Weather, Flooding

AUSTIN — Governor Greg Abbott today announced that President Joe Biden approved the state’s request for a Major Disaster Declaration for Texas counties impacted by severe weather and flooding that began on April 26.

“The partial approval of my Presidential Disaster Declaration request is a crucial step in the right direction in helping Texans rebuild and recover from recent severe weather events,” said Governor Abbott. “I thank President Biden and his administration’s assistance as Texas continues to respond to severe weather and flooding across the state. Texas is working around-the-clock to provide all necessary resources to help Texans move forward from these devastating storms.”

This partial approval allows qualifying Texans who sustained damage to apply for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Individual Assistance Program funding to assist with expenses such as temporary housing, emergency home repairs, uninsured and underinsured personal property losses, disaster legal services, disaster unemployment assistance, and medical, dental, and funeral expenses caused by the disaster. Counties approved for Individual Assistance programs include Harris, Liberty, Montgomery, Polk, San Jacinto, Trinity, and Walker counties.

This approval also authorizes additional FEMA Hazard Mitigation Grant Program resources to be made available statewide and authorizes the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Loan Program for physical and economic loss for the seven counties approved for Individual Assistance.

The Governor’s request for FEMA’s Public Assistance program, which would ensure eligibility for 26 designated counties to utilize grant funding for emergency work and repair or replacement of disaster-damaged facilities, remains under review. The grant funding afforded under FEMA’s Public Assistance program would assist in covering jurisdictional expenses for debris removal, emergency protective measures, roads and bridges, water control facilities, public buildings and contents, public utilities, parks, recreational, and other facilities. Additionally, the Governor has directed TDEM to work with local, state, and federal partners to ensure all other Texas counties that meet their federally-set Public Assistance thresholds are added to this federal declaration.

Governor Abbott continues to take action to provide all available resources to help support local communities from the impacts of severe weather, including:

  • Readying state emergency response resources on April 25 ahead of wildfire and severe weather threats.
  • Issuing a disaster declaration on April 30 for counties affected by recent storms and deploying additional state emergency response resources in anticipation of severe weather and flooding. The Governor first amendedhis disaster declaration on May 2, updated it furtheron May 7, and amendedthe state declaration again on May 15.
  • Increasingthe readiness level of the State Emergency Operations Center to help support local officials with requests for state assistance.
  • Holding a briefing on May 6 with local and state officials from impacted areas and providing an update on the state’s robust response efforts in support of local communities.
  • Requesting a Presidential Disaster Declaration on May 15 for Texas communities impacted by severe storms.

 

CURRENT ROAD CONDITIONS:

May 17, 2024

ROAD CONDITION REPORT - May 17, 2024
 
10:00 am
Swanee Dr - report running water over road (Southland Plantation)
9:00 am
FM 943 @Menard Creek, high water on road (TXDOT)
FM 2969 before the church - water on road, not passable

 

May 16, 2024

Flooding is occurring on roadways countywide. Reports continue to come into the Emergency Operations Center. Follow our page for updates on road conditions. Monitor DriveTexas.org for TXDOT road condition updates. Stay safe!
 
HEAVY RAINS - ROAD CONDITIONS - 5/16/24
(This Post will be updated as road conditions are reported)
10:00
SH146 Open
9:00
One Such and Non Such Rds are passable
SH 146 @ Choates Creek opened except for outside northbound lane
Crystal Lakes W is open.
Darden Rd at Bridge is closed
Old Woodville Rd at Choates Creek is closed.
8:30
Crystal Lakes W @ Hwy 190 E temporarily closed
Soda Oaks reported to be flooded at creek, impassable
FM 2665, FM 1988 @ El Camino and Loop 393, Goodrich VFD reports water is off the roadways
8:00 pm
Hwy 59 S @ Goodrich is passable
FM 2665 @ Copeland Creek - not passable
SH 146 S @ Sunny Dr - not passable
FM 352 - tree over road (TXDOT notified)
SH 146 S @ Choates Creek - one lane open to alternating traffic
Nettles Cemetery Rd water over bridge
Darden Rd, bridge washed out
7:30 pm
SH 146 S @ Choates Creek has improved/water on northbound lane, southbound lane is clear
MLK is clear
Hwy 190 E at Creekside Ln/Sheco area is clear
Hwy 190 E is passable
N Lincoln Wiggins St @ Ole Long Pull Rd is washed out in several areas
7:00 pm
TXDOT reports flooding on FM 350 N between Annie Watts Rd and Bridge Rd and FM 350 S at Kate Lowe Rd
TXDOT reports flooding on US Hwy 59 in Goodrich. Picture below provided by South Polk County VFD Fire Department
US Hwy 59 southbound 1 foot of water on road/TXDOT enroute
Holiday Lake Estates - multiple roads beginning to flood
6:30 pm
Tom Cummings Rd between Mill Gate & Plantation Dr - bridge underwater - impassable
Rhetts Run - tree on road (just off Tom Cummings Rd)
FM 2650 north of Hwy 787 - 3 inches water on road/tree across road (Cleveland Area)
Ellis Grimes - water over road, passable only to larger vehicles
SH 146 near Summerall Rd, water on lanes but passable
W FM 1988 @ El Camino - not passable
Jefferson Davis & Savannah Ln (Southland Plantation) not passable
Hwy 190 E construction zone - water on road but passable
FM 2457 @ Chris Brent and @ FM 3126 (Blanchard Baptist Church), water over road, passable
Double A Lakes @ FM 1276 - not passable
FM 1988 1 mile east of Hwy 59 - impassable (no power or lights on any roadways in this area)
FM 1988 & FM 3126 water over road
6:00 pm
E Denham - Choates Creek out
Mill Gate & Jefferson Davis - not passable
Hwy 190 E @ Menard Creek - impassable
Hwy 190 E @ Wilson Rd - water over road, almost impassable
FM 350 S @ High School - water over road, passable
FM 350 N @ Town & Country water on road, passable
Walnut Ridge Rd - water over road
Hwy 190 E - Choates Creek coming out of its banks at SHECO
FM 943 @ SH 146 S - water over bridge
Sweetwater Rd & Creekside Ln - impassable
Cardinal - power lines down
SH 146 @ Escapees, almost impassable
Hwy 59 @ Stallion Station - water rushing over northbound lane
Hwy 59 in Corrigan, tree down across hwy
FM 2665 at W FM 1988 down to 1 lane.
Road into Sleepy Hollow Subdivision is closed due to high water
HWY 59 - tree over Hwy in front of Corrigan Post Office
FM 1988 at Walters Ln, closed
Hwy 59 N at Timberwood Nursing home - water over road (TXDot on scene)
FM 350 N before Hubert Ln - water over road
5: 30 pm
Ole Miss @ Turkey Creek will soon be impassable
E FM 1988 @ SH 146 - tree on road
190 E at Hornets Nest just past Dodd Rd - tree across road and water across road
Shenandoah Ln @ Bullrun - water almost over tires
190 E @ Menard Creek - water over road, passable
MLK @ drainage ditch approx. 1 ft water on road
FM 2457 @ Pinckard Rd - water over road
Liberty Ave (Livingston) - tree down
S FM 1988 at Hwy 59 northbound side - water on road, almost impassable
5:00 pm
Water on Garner St and SH 146 S
Water on Church St @ First National Bank
HWY 59 Bypass - passable at this time
Washington Ave - water across all lanes @ Choates Creek
Old Woodville Rd - tree across road

 

Mandatory Evacuation Updates:

Taylor Lake Notice Rescinding Mandatory Evacuation Order 5-8-2024.pdf

River Lake Estates Notice Rescinding Mandatory Evacuation Order 5-8-2024.pdf

River Lake Estates Notice Rescinding Mandatory Evacuation Order 5-9-2024.pdf

Siesta Country Section 3 and 5 Notice Rescinding Mandatory Evacuation Order 5-9-2024.pdf

Holiday Lake Estates Notice Rescinding Mandatory Evacuation Order 5-9-2024.pdf

Siesta Country Section 3 and 5 Notice Rescinding Mandatory Evacuation Order 5-10-24 Phase 3 Fully Rescinded.pdf

Polk County Rescinding Mandatory Evacuation and Phased Opening - Remaining Areas and Abstract Properties 5-11-2024.pdf

Notice Fully Rescinding Evacuation Order 5-14-2024.pdf

   

Please see attached:

Polk County Mandatory Evacuation - Heavy Rainfall and Flooding April 2024.pdf

Declaration of Disaster - April Flooding 2024.pdf

Polk County OEM PSA -flooding event.jpg

Polk County OEM PSA -flooding event 4-30-2024.pdf

Polk County OEM PSA - Flooding, Evacuation Order, Weather Update 5-1-2024

Polk County OEM PSA -flooding event 5-3-2024.pdf

Polk County Continuation of Declaration of Disaster.pdf

Polk County OEM PSA Flooding Mandatory Evacuation Weather Reporting Damage 5-4-2024.pdf

Polk County OEM PSA -Flooding Mandatory Evacuation Weather Reporting Damage 5-5-2024.pdf

May 8, 2024

5:00pm

TxDot has now opened FM 2610 to 1 lane traffic

FM 3278 remains closed

 

 

May 6, 2024

 

Flooding still exist in the Mandatory Evacuation areas. Heed the Evacuation Order and avoid these areas until the Evacuation Order is lifted.

 
Current Closures: 9:45am
FM 3278
FM 2969

FM 2610 at Six Lakes Estates

 

 

May 5, 2024
Update 3:00 pm
FM942 W from Hwy 59 - TX Dot advises not to drive this area
 
Update 11:00 am
FM 942 water on road in several areas
146 between 2665 and 943 tree in road
6:30 am Update
2610 @ Menard Creek Closed
1127 @ Mussel Shoals Water over road
146 & Jack Nettles - water over northbound lane
Bluewater (Holly Grove) @ Menard Creek bridge and road are passable
S Washington @ Choates Creek water over northbound Right lane closed
1276 @ 943 is open
3278 Closed
2969 Closed
MLK @ Bluebird is open
Taylor Lake Rd is barricaded between River Rd S & E Taylor Lake Circle
Bird Rd is washed out
Pichetto Trl is washed out in the 200 block
Forest Ln in Holiday Lake Estates is not passable
W FM 1988 coming out of Goodrich is passable according to Goodrich VFD
7:20 am
2610 @ Menard Creek Closed
1127 @ Mussel Shoals Water over road
146 & Jack Nettles - water over northbound lane
Bluewater (Holly Grove) @ Menard Creek bridge and road are passable
S Washington @ Choates Creek water over northbound Right lane closed
1276 @ 943 is open
3278
2969
MLK @ Bluebird is open
Taylor Lake Rd is barricaded between River Rd S & E Taylor Lake Circle
Bird Rd is washed out
Pichetto Trl is washed out in the 200 block
Forest Ln in Holiday Lake Estates is not passable
W FM 1988 coming out of Goodrich is passable according to Goodrich Holiday Lake Estates VFD
146 between 2665 and 943 tree in road
 
 
May 4, 2024

 

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Home owners and business owners -- take photos of all the damage before you start the clean-up process for insurance and damage documentation purposes. You may also want to document the clean-up process for the insurance adjuster and further verification of damages.

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Polk County residents that are in need of shelter, please report to the Dunbar Gym facility, which is currently being manned by the Red Cross. If you are in need of assistance, please contact Polk County Sheriff's Office Dispatch at 936-327-6810 or your local Volunteer Fire Department.
Dunbar Gym location: 1103 Dunbar St.
Please continue to monitor this page for updates or changes in conditions. Be aware, that additional rainfall is predicted and flood water levels may increase.
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ROAD CONDITIONS
11:30 am UPDATE
Forest Ln in Holiday Lake Estates is not passable
Jack Nettles rd @ SH 146 S – water over northbound land
FM 943 @ FM 1276 is closed
MLK @
S Washington Ave @ Choates Creek is open

 

8:15 am Update
Taylor Lake Rd is barricaded between River Rd S & E Taylor Lake Circle
Bird Rd is washed out
Pichetto Trl is washed out in the 200 block

 

OPEN
W FM 1988 coming out of Goodrich is passable according to Goodrich VFD
FM 1988 from Bus. 59 to FM 3126 is open
FM 943 @ Menard Creek is open

 

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May 3, 2024

 

SCHOOL CLOSURES AND DELAYS: All Polk County Schools will remain closed today.

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Monitor https://drivetexas.org/ for TxDOT map of road closures.
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*** Attention Holiday Lake Estates residents *** ---The Trinity River and low-lying flooding continue to encroach on the subdivision. Responders are in the area to provide assistance in evacuation, which will be the final opportunity for them to assist. Circumstances have become dangerous for rescuers. Please heed the Mandatory Evacuation Order and evacuate at this time as conditions are expected to worsen.
Please understand your decision to stay is creating a potentially dangerous situation for first responders as well as yourself. First responders will not be able to provide assistance in the nighttime hours because the conditions are becoming too dangerous for them to respond.
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Attention Taylor Lake Estates residents ---The Trinity River and low-lying flooding is encroaching on the subdivision access road. Responders are in the area to provide assistance in evacuation. Please heed the Mandatory Evacuation Order and take precautions as conditions are expected to worsen.
Please understand your decision to stay is creating a potentially dangerous situation for first responders as well as yourself. First responders may not be able to provide assistance in the nighttime hours or if conditions are too dangerous for them to respond.
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*** Polk County Road Updates *** 9:45 am
US 59 Southbound from Livingston --- open, some water on frontage roads.
FM 1988 --- closed from 59 to Kate Lowe.
FM 1988 --- closed at Tempe Creek.
FM 1988 --- closed at Long King Creek.
FM 3278 --- closed.
FM 2969 --- water over road, proceed with caution.
FM 943 @ 1276 --- closed.
FM 943 @ Menard --- water on road, proceed with caution.
190 E @ Menard Creek --- water on road, proceed with caution.
FM 2610 --- closed.
Be aware that increased rainfall in the East Texas area, along with other portions of the State, is expected to increase the flooding potential along the Trinity River and all of Polk County. Please continue to monitor the Polk County Emergency Management page/website and the Trinity River Authority page/website for updated information.

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Animal owners --- both pet owners and livestock, please make sure all animals are able to move to higher ground and stay out of rising water. Flood water levels are predicted to continue rising, based on rainfall.

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Update 09:30am ---
The weather service is predicting additional rainfall for the East Texas area and the Trinity River water levels are expected to rise. Please be aware of the changing conditions that will occur throughout the day, which will potentially increase the flooding levels. If you are currently isolated or have experienced any outages, please relocate to a safer area --- friends, family or a local shelter.
Texas Game Wardens, County entities, and volunteer fire-departments are more than willing to assist local residents in moving to a shelter. We do not have the personnel or the resources to deliver water, food, etc. to every stranded resident. Please relocate NOW.
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ROAD CONDITIONS UPDATE 7:18am
South Washington at Garner - Clear
South Houston at Garner - Clear
FM 350 South at Hwy 190 - Standing Water
MLK at Bluebird impassable
Hwy 190 E at Menard Creek - standing water
FM2610 at Menard Creek - closed
FM 1276 at FM 943 - closed
FM 1988 at FM 2969 - closed
South Washington at Choates Creek - standing water
Church Street / Hwy 190 closed at Pine Hills
FM 943 @ Menard - water on road
Hwy 59 is closed both directions in Shephard.
Kate Lowe is closed to through traffic.

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May 2, 2024

The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Warning for Polk County.

SCHOOL CLOSURES AND DELAYS:

LISD -CLOSED

GOODRICH ISD -CLOSED

CORRIGAN -CLOSED

LEGGETT ISD -CLOSED

BIG SANDY ISD -CLOSED

ONALASKA ISD - CLOSED

Due to inclement weather and current flooding conditions, all Polk County schools will remain closed tomorrow (May 3, 2024). Please continue to monitor this page and/or the TRA website for updates.

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Road Condition Update - 11:20 a.m.
May 2, 2024
Livingston Police Department reports:
State Hwy 146 is open proceed with caution
Washington Ave. Downtown is open
U.S. Hwy 59 northbound and southbound lanes south of Hwy 190 is closed.
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TXDOT reports 5/2/24 11:00 am
FM 3278 Bridge over Trinity River is Closing
TXDOT has communicated to Emergency Management that they will close FM 3278 over the Trinity River. The River bridge will be closed from FM 1988 to up around Browder's Marina.
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CRYSTAL LAKES SUBDIVISION ROAD FAILURE - 5/2/24 8:37 AM
Responders report that the Crystal Lakes W off US HWY 190 E has washed out at the culvert. Avoid this area.
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Corrigan Area - Road Report
7:30 a.m.
Corrigan Police Department reports that at the 400 block of 287 E water at the bridge is rising fast and will soon be impassable.
Water is over the 1st bridge on Stryker Rd.

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Road Conditions 5/2/2024 7:00 AM

The Sheriff's Office has reported water over the road at the following areas:

Hwy 190 @ Farm Bureau

Hwy 59 feeder @ MLK (Texas Farm Bureau)

Hwy 59 @ Choates Creek

Business 59 at Choates Creek

FM 2457 near Chris Brent (near Dalen's Storage)

Kelly Road @ Nettles

Mangum Rd off FM 350

FM 1988 @ Kate Lowe Road

Airline Drive

FM 350 North - 1-2' in several areas

One Such / None Such Roads

FM 1988 @ Tempe Creek

Darden Road @ Kelly Road

FM 1988 at Guadalupe

FM 3278 @ FM 1988

1st & 2nd Street (Pit Row Pit Stop) off Hwy 190 impassable

Hwy 190 at Jackson Ave. (Livingston PD/City Hall)

Hwy 190 E at Creekside Lane

FM 350 South, from Hwy 190 past Mangum Rd

FM 2457 & FM 3126

Hwy 146 & Providence Rd

FM 1988 @ Thomas Supply

FM1988 & Siesta Country

FM 1988 & FM3678

Hwy 146 at Choates Creek and Circle K/Valero

Nettles Cemetery is impassable, 3' of water

Providence Road

Drews Landing (Holiday Lake Estates)

River Road (Holiday Lake Estates)

FM 3126 North of FM 350 South

FM 2967 at Ellis Grimes Rd

Putnam's Landing (no ingress/egress)

Hwy 146 at Red Barn and at Vickery's

FM 350 N at Annie Watts Rd

Hwy 59 S 1/2 mile from Bus. 59 exit

Please report hazardous road conditions to the Sheriff’s Office at 936-327-6810.

TxDOT Reports: Monitor https://drivetexas.org/ for TxDOT map of road closures.

 

 

Road Conditions 5/2/2024 6:40 AM
The Sheriff's Office has reported water over the road at the following areas:
EDIT to add: Hwy 190 @ Farm Bureau
Hwy 59 feeder @ MLK (Texas Farm Bureau)
Hwy 59 @ Choates Creek
Business 59 at Choates Creek
FM 2457 near Chris Bend Rd
Kelly Road @ Nettles
Mangum Rd off FM 350
FM 1988 @ Kate Lowe Road
Airline Drive
FM 350 North - 1-2' in several areas
One Such / None Such Roads
FM 1988 @ Tempe Creek
Darden Road @ Kelly Road

 

Hwy 190 at Jackson Ave. (Livingston PD/City Hall)
Hwy 190 E at Creekside Lane
FM 350 South, by the school
FM 2457 & FM 3126
Hwy 146 & Providence Rd
FM 1988 @ Thomas Supply
FM1988 & Siesta Country
FM 1988 & FM3678
Hwy 146 at Choates Creek and Circle K/Valero
Nettles Cemetery is impassable, 3' of water
TxDOT Reports: Water over the road on Hwy 190 East @ Menard Creek, on FM350 South from Hwy 190 to Tempe Creek, and on FM 1988 at Tempe Creek and at Long King Creek
Please report hazardous road conditions to the Sheriff’s Office at 936-327-6810.
Monitor https://drivetexas.org/ for TxDOT map of road closures.


Road Conditions 5/2/2024 6:10 AM

The Sheriff's Office has reported water over the road at the following areas:

Hwy 190 @ Farm Bureau

Hwy 59 feeder @ MLK (Texas Farm Bureau)

Hwy 59 @ Choates Creek

Business 59 at Choates Creek

FM 2457 near Chris Bend Rd

Kelly Riad @ Nettles

Mangum Rd off FM 350

FM1988 @ Kate Lowe Road

Hwy 190 at Jackson Ave. (Livingston PD/City Hall)

Hwy 190 E at Creekside Lane

FM 350 South, by the school

FM 2457 & FM 3126

Hwy 146 & Providence Rd

FM 1988 @ Thomas Supply

FM1988 & Siesta Country

FM 1988 & FM3678

Hwy 146 at Choates Creek and Circle K/Valero

Nettles Cemetery is impassable, 3' of water

TxDOT Reports:
Water over the road on Hwy 190 East @ Menard Creek,
FM350 South from Hwy 190 to Tempe Creek,
FM 1988 at Tempe Creek and at Long King Creek.
 
Please report hazardous road conditions to the Sheriff’s Office at 936-327-6810.
Monitor https://drivetexas.org/ for TxDOT map of road closures.
 
May 1, 2024
The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Polk County.
 
iSTAT DAMAGE SURVEY  -  STORM DAMAGE
We know that some of our residents may need assistance with completing the iSTAT damage survey (i.e. not comfortable with a computer or do not have computer access), so we will have a team available at the Polk County Center of Hope located at 600 S. Washington Ave., in Livingston from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. today (April 30th) and tomorrow (May 1st) from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. to assist.
REPORTING DAMAGE TO HOMES AND BUSINESSES - APRIL 30, 2024
If your home or business was damaged by the severe storms and flooding this week, fill out TDEM’s online damage survey.  
 
REPORT DAMAGE HERE: damage.tdem.texas.gov SELECT: April 26-Ongoing Severe Weather Event
Details provided through the iSTAT damage survey helps emergency management officials gain an understanding of the extent of damages that have occurred.  
The information provided from this process also helps identify immediate resource needs.  
Additionally, survey information aids officials in determining whether the state meets federal requirements for various forms of disaster assistance.  
Reporting damage through the iSTAT tool is a voluntary activity and is not a substitute for reporting damage to your insurance company.
 
ROAD CONDITIONS - APRIL 30, 2024 5 p.m.

 

Law Enforcement reports that all major roadways in Polk County are open at this time. Please exercise caution when traveling on smaller county roads and private subdivision roads.