UPDATE: Hurricane Harvey, Saturday 8/26/17, 11:00 AM
The Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management (HCOHSEM) remains at Level 1 (Maximum Readiness).
Hurricane Harvey officially made landfall at 10:00 p.m. as a Category 4 hurricane at San Jose Island (near Port Aransas). It was downgraded at 5:00 a.m. to a Category 1 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 90 mph.
Harris County is currently under a Flood Warning until further notice. Storm surge and 45-55 mph winds will decrease as a major issue. According to the National Hurricane Center, widespread rainfall rates of 15-30 inches are possible and isolated totals of up to 35 inches or higher remain the primary concern.
The EOC is currently staffed with more than 270 representatives from 39 agencies and departments. It has assisted 14 agencies and partners in filling 34 Logistics Tickets of more than 200 assets.
EMCs and cities are reminded to submit regular Security, Water, Energy Accessibility and Telecommunications (SWEAT) reports to the EOC for their jurisdictions.
Both the EOC and the Regional Joint Information Center (JIC) is active 24 hours a day. The JIC will have daily conference calls at 1400. The EOC will also have all staff briefings at 0700, 1330 and 1900. Partners are strongly urged to closely monitor forecasts and continue to make preparations for flooding.
HCOHSEM will continue to coordinate with transportation officials and first response partners for post-landfall flooding response. The EOC will continue to be staffed overnight and is operating 24/7 through the weekend.