Citizens of La Marque are encouraged to stay off the streets if possible. High water has made several streets impassable and stranded motorists have been rescued.
La Marque, Texas (December 3, 2016) - The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for Galveston County through Sunday evening. Citizens of La Marque are encouraged to stay off the streets if possible. High water has made several streets impassable and stranded motorists have been rescued. Wakes caused by motorists driving through high water is detrimental to homeowners with water in their homes and garages.
Heavy downpours began today between 11:00 a.m. and noon. The National Weather service reported more than 11 inches of rainfall at press time. Intermittent heavy downpours are expected to continue through Monday. Flooding in coastal communities is imminent as tidal rise of the bay and bayous will increase water levels.
There are some persistent drainage issues in the Lake Road area and FM 1765. City officials are monitoring ditches and encourage citizens to stay away from barricaded thoroughfares.
Monitor news channels, the City's social media, Next Door app and register for Connect CTY alerts on the City's website (www.cityoflamarque.org) for weather updates.
The American Red Cross has set up emergency shelter at League City at Bay Harbour United Methodist Church, 3459 FM 518 East. IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE, CALL LA MARQUE POLICE DEPARTMENT AT 409-938-9269.
About the City of La Marque: The City of La Marque is in Galveston County approximately 15 miles from the southern city limit of Houston and four miles north of Galveston Island. La Marque has an estimated population of 15,000 and an area of 14.25 square miles. Citizens enjoy coastal living with the security of a hurricane protection levee system. The city provides a wide range of programs including Bayou Fest, an annual community concert and BBQ Cook Off. City of La Marque boasts easy access to world-class medical, travel and entertainment options. For business, La Marque offers developmental incentives, an abundance of commercial property and build-to-suit opportunities. La Marque is the Gateway to the Gulf. Discover the possibilities at www.cityoflamarque.org.