Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Fees for Harris County toll road waived amid evacuations for coastal regions

 Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo announced Monday that tolls on the Harris County Tollway have been waived as residents evacuate areas that are expected to be hardest hit.

Portions of Seabrook, specifically lower Todville from Red Bluff south to SH 146 and Baywood Drive, are most prone to storm surge and flooding.

The National Weather Services has issued a Hurricane and Storm Surge Watch for these areas with an anticipated two to four feet of storm surge in Seabrook based on the current track of Tropical Storm Laura. Due to the potential for storm-surge, the City of Seabrook determined it is in the best interest of the residents in the area to make preparations to leave.