Hurricane Laura Update

Hurricane Laura is expected to make landfall early Thursday morning. Nothing has changed from our readiness report previously concerning Tropical Storm Marco.

Our district retention (the amount of water we can hold in the district) is much higher than the anticipated rainfall. The river levels are below action stage, so if we have to pump water out of the district, we can do so without complication. All pumps (including the portable pumps) are fully operational, fueled up, and ready to perform if needed.

As with all high rain potential events, there may be street ponding or flooding when the storm drains back up. When the rain lessens, the storm sewers will catch up, and any water in the streets will recede. Never drive into high waters.

The current projection has the hurricane landing near the Texas / Louisiana border. We will update this information if the forecast changes.