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Posted on: September 13, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Latest Update On Tropical Storm Nicholas

CITY FACILITIES AND SERVICES IMPACTED BY TROPICAL STORM NICHOLAS (updated 9/13 at 3:30 p.m.)

Closing Early Monday, Sep 13: City facilities are currently open, but will be closing at 5 p.m. on Monday, September 13. This includes the Helen Hall Library, the Hometown Heroes Recreation Center, and all City parks.

Late Open Tuesday, Sep 14: City facilities will open no earlier than 10 a.m. on Tuesday, September 14. This includes City Hall, the City Hall Annex, the Municipal Courts building, Hometown Heroes Recreation Center, Helen Hall Library, and all City Parks. City administrators will reassess the situation on Tuesday morning to determine if this time needs to be adjusted.

Delayed Trash Service Tuesday: AmeriWaste is planning on collecting trach on Tuesday, September14, but will not start running crews until 11 a.m. There will be no recycling pickup.

Court Session Canceled: The session scheduled for Tuesday, September 14 at the League City Municipal Court has been canceled.

Senior Lunch Canceled: Senior Lunch Service at the Hometown Heroes Recreation Center has been canceled for Tuesday, September 14.

1PM 9/13 UPDATE FROM NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER
 Tropical Storm Nicholas continues heading towards our region and could reach a Category 1 hurricane before landfall late Monday evening/early Tuesday morning near Matagorda Bay. If not, it will be a high-end tropical storm. Tropical storm force winds will likely arrive in the Galveston Bay area overnight around 2 a.m. and extend northeast Tuesday morning. Storm surge, high winds and tornadoes are also possible on Tuesday. A Hurricane Watch is in effect north to San Luis pass.  

Nicholas Impacts

The primary threats for League City are heavy rainfall, flash flooding, localized street flooding, and possible power outages. The National Weather Service has advised that 15 to 20 inches of rainfall over the next few days is possible. Conditions are expected to deteriorate throughout the day Monday with the heaviest rainfall occurring tonight through Wednesday. 

Heavy rain with flash flooding is a potential threat Monday night and Tuesday morning.  There is a serious threat of widespread street flooding in the Houston-Galveston area. We are strongly encouraging our residents to be off the roads before Monday afternoon rush hour and to avoid driving at all Monday evening, overnight, and Tuesday morning. One of the worst decisions you can make during inclement weather is driving your vehicle into floodwaters of unknown depth. It's easy to misjudge the depth of floodwater, particularly at night. Turn Around. Don’t Drown. 

City crews have been working hard to clear storm drains throughout the city. PLEASE HELP US KEEP DRAINS CLEAR to ensure our drainage system works as designed. It’s also important to secure loose items around your homes that could end up blocking our storm drains, and avoid parking on streets that flood.

Keep current with the weather by following:
National Hurricane Center
US National Weather Service Houston-Galveston Texas
Space City Weather

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