Tropical Storm Beta

Please use this page for all official City communication related to Tropical Storm Beta.

Wednesday, September 23rd @ 3:45pm - Report Flood Damage to the City

Did your home see damage from Tropical Storm Beta? Please take the time to complete the Storm Damage Form on the City's website in order for the City to properly assess all damage from TS Beta. To access the form, please visit www.nassaubay.com/flooddamage.

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Wednesday, September 23rd @ 1:45pm - David Braun Park Remains Closed

David Braun Park at Lake Nassau is currently closed due to Tropical Storm Beta. Storm flooding brings all kinds of unwanted wildlife - this goes for Nassau Bay and our parks. Public Works is currently working to clean the Park and make it safe for our residents to return.


Drone footage courtesy of the Nassau Bay Volunteer Fire Department.

Wednesday, September 23rd @ 7:30am - City Hall is Open

City Administrative Offices are now reopened today. Due to COVID-19, City Hall is open by appointment only. Masks are required for entry into the building. Thank you for your understanding. You may find contact information for City Staff at www.nassaubay.com/Directory.aspx.

Tuesday, September 22nd @ 5:30pm - Stay Viligant for Continued Rains

Nassau Bay has been lucky so far, but we are not out of the woods yet. The forecast predicts the possibility of an additional 4"-6" of rain overnight. We are monitoring water levels along Clear Creek as it could affect water levels in Nassau Bay. Please stay alert of changing weather conditions and off the roadways.

Tuesday, September 22nd @ 2:00pm - Water Footage Near David Braun Park

Video footage near the water treatment plant and animal shelter at David Braun Park at Lake Nassau. Don't worry! No animals were injured during the making of this video. All animals are safe and dry thanks to our Animal Control Officer Troy Bradfield! Thank you for the video footage Fire Chief Tom George!

Tuesday, September 22nd @ 11:00am - Reminder: City Hall is Closed

A friendly reminder, City Hall is closed today due to Tropical Storm Beta. City Administrative Offices are working remotely from home. The Emergency Operations Team, Nassau Bay Police Department, Fire Department, EMS, and Public Works continue to work as normal. 

Tuesday, September 22nd @ 9:30am - Images From Around the City

Some images from around this City this morning. Public Works crews confirm CenterPoint is onsite to continue their efforts to restore power.

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Tuesday, September 22nd @ 8:30am - City Hall will Remain Closed

Out of an abundance of caution, City Hall will be closed today (September 22nd) due to Tropical Strom Beta. The Emergency Operations Team, Public Safety, and Public Works are still active and monitoring the storm. 

Tuesday, September 22nd @ 7:00am - City Hall will Reopen at 10:00am 

City Administrative Offices will reopen at 10:00am today (Tuesday, September 22nd). Due to COVID-19, City Hall is open by appointment only. Masks are required for entry into the building. Thank you for your understanding. You may find contact information for City Staff at www.nassaubay.com/Directory.aspx.

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Tuesday, September 22nd @ 5:30am - More Road Blocks

Public Works is blocking off more of Upper Bay Road towards San Sebastian. The boardwalk water level gauge is reading 5 feet and more street flooding is possible. Please stay off the roads. Turn around, don’t drown. 

If you see a down power line:

  • Do not go near downed lines or fallen wires.
  • Stay away from anything touching downed lines (tree limbs, vehicles, puddles, etc.).
  • If someone already made contact with a power line, do not try to rescue them. You can’t help if you become a victim. 
  • Call 911.
  • Report downed power lines to 713-207-2222 or 800-332-7143.

Monday, September 21st @ 10:00pm - Continuing to Monitor the Storm

The City of Nassau Bay’s Emergency Operation’s Team and Public Safety elements are monitoring the storm and water levels throughout the night. Public Works has made contact with CenterPoint workers who are on the scene in Nassau Bay. A big thank you to all the crews who are working tirelessly to keep us safe and connected. 

From the US National Weather Service Houston-Galveston - 9:20 PM Radar Update (9/21/2020): A training band of heavy rain (repeated areas of heavy rain) continues to impact portions of Galveston and Harris counties. This band is capable of producing rainfall rates of 2-3 inches per hour. A Flash Flood Warning is in effect until 11:30pm.

There have already been multiple reports of water rescue south of the Houston metro area. If you encounter flooded roadways, TURN AROUND!!!


Monday, September 21st @ 6:00pm - Power Outage Along Upper Bay and Cape Charles

The City is aware of a power outage along Upper Bay and Cape Charles. Please check the CenterPointe Outage Tracker for updates: http://gis.centerpointenergy.com/outagetracker/index.html. The current estimated time for power restoration is 9:45pm.

Monday, September 21st @ 3:15pm - Upper Bay Storm Pumps

The pumps on Upper Bay are working to clear the roadway of floodwaters. Heavy rains are expected throughout the day into tomorrow.

 

Monday, September 21st @ 10:15am - High Water Levels Seen Throughout the City

Video footage and photos taken within the City show rising water levels in Clear Lake. The City continues to experience some higher water - video below is at the end of Leeward Lane at 10:00am.


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Monday, September 21st @ 9:00am - City Hall Closed

Due to Tropical Storm Beta - City Hall is closed to the public today (September 21st). The Emergency Operations Team and Public Safety are still operating as normal.

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Right now, the threat of high winds and rain have minimized, but the tides are still elevated. We are currently at 4.95’ on Clear Creek and we have a few spots that are putting water onto the streets. Streets are still passable at this time but we are keeping a close eye out and will update as necessary.

❗️Please Remember, Turn Around Don't Drown!

Monday, September 21st @ 6:30am - David Braun Park Temporarily Closed

David Braun Park at Lake Nassau was closed overnight on Sunday, September 20th due to high water. The City will reopen the park as soon as it is safe to do so.

Sunday, September 20th @ 12:20pm - Tropical Storm Beta Update: Please Move Vehicles off Streets

Tropical Storm Beta is making its arrival to our region. Winds will begin to pick up this evening, and tropical storm force winds of more than 39 mph are expected to arrive overnight. Be sure to secure outdoor items like patio furniture, potted plants, etc. Please also move all vehicles, including boats on trailers, off the street. Roads in low lying areas could become impassible in heavy rain, so use caution if you have to be on the roads. Let’s get Ready Nassau Bay!


Saturday, September 19th @ 6:15pm - Voluntary Evacuation Order Issued

In preparation for Tropical Storm Beta, the City has issued a Voluntary Evacuation Recommendation, especially for residents in low-lying areas of Nassau Bay.

Nassau Bay is now under Tropical Storm and Storm Surge Warnings. Beta is expected to stay a Tropical Storm, but could intensify to a Category 1 Hurricane before landfall. On its current track, Nassau Bay can expect elevated tides, tropical storm winds of more than 40 mph, and heavy rainfall of up to 20 inches total in some areas. 

If you choose to evacuate, please do so early in the day tomorrow, Sunday, September 20. We expect tropical storm force winds to begin impacting Nassau Bay tomorrow evening, and rising water from storm surge is possible throughout the day.  

To repeat, the City of Nassau Bay has issued a Voluntary Evacuation Recommendation, especially for low-lying areas. All residents are urged to continue monitoring future weather updates for Tropical Storm Beta.

Saturday, September 19th @ 3:15pm - Tropical Storm Beta Approaching, Get Prepared Now

With Tropical Storm Beta approaching the Texas coast, high tides, coastal flooding, and tropical-storm-force winds are expected for our area starting Sunday.  Elevated tides will begin overnight, and the greatest potential for rain will be Monday through Wednesday. We could see winds of more than 40 miles per hour beginning Sunday evening and lasting through Thursday.  Localized flooding is a possibility for low-lying areas in Nassau Bay.

We urge Nassau Bay residents to get prepared now.  Plan to have enough food, medicine, and supplies to stay at home for 4 days.  The extended period of high winds will make it difficult to run errands, and many businesses may choose to close.  The winds could also impact the City’s ability to provide emergency services.  Calls for fire, police, and EMS may be delayed for extended periods of time.  Winds may also cause power outages, and flooding could impact wastewater operations.  

Residents with serious medical conditions and those that rely on power for oxygen or other medical equipment should consider evacuating.  Please move your vehicles off the street if you are able.

As with all storms, the forecast and track could change quickly.  Please monitor this system closely, and sign up for Nassau Bay Alerts at www.nassaubay.com/Alerts to receive emergency calls from the City.