Hurricane Harvey

Galveston County Is Monitoring Harvey Closely

Galveston County is carefully monitoring Hurricane Harvey and the effects it could have on Bolivar Peninsula.

Right before we spoke to Galveston County Judge Mark Henry, he was being briefed by the national weather service.

“They are now forecasting between one and three feet for Bolivar peninsula,” he says.

Henry called for a voluntary evacuation for Bolivar peninsula suggesting that people who rely on medical assistance need to leave.

But he says that may become mandatory.

“The thing we are most concerned about is people not taking this seriously,” he says “It’s going to be a water event more so than a wind event.”

For people staying at home he suggest buying more than just food and water.

“The things people forget about are prescription medication,” he says. “Make sure you have five days worth of prescription medication and a plan for your pets. Do you have enough pet food or whatever you need to take care of your animal.

The Bolivar Ferry could be cut off if the tide is higher than four and a half feet and winds reach 45 mph.

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