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Harvey Kasırgası / Teksas Valiliği’nin Açıklaması/zorunlu-gönüllü Tahliye Bölgeleri , 25.08.2017

Saygıdeğer Vatandaşlarımız, 

Teksas Valisi Greg Abbott’in bu sabah (25 Ağustos) Harvey Kasırgası hakkında yaptığı uyarı açıklamasının metni aşağıda maruzdur. Vatandaşlarımızın yerel makamların uyarılarını dikkate almaları önemle rica olunur. Güncel gelişmeleri Teksas Valiliği’nin https://gov.texas.gov/hurricane ve Houston Acil Durum Harekat Merkezi’nin http://www.houstonemergency.org/ internet sitelerinden takip edebilirsiniz.

 Zorunlu ve gönüllü tahliye kararı alınan bölgeler ise aşağıdadır. Bu bölgelerde yasayan vatandaşlarımızın yerel makamların açıklamalarına uymaları büyük önem arzetmektedir. 

MANDATORY EVACUATION:
Aransas Pass - Mandatory evacuation order issued
Brazoria County - Mandatory evacuation order issued for coastal communities along the Gulf side of the Intracoastal Waterway
Calhoun County - Mandatory evacuation order issued
Matagorda County - Everyone south of FM521 is included in the mandatory evacuation order, including the communities of Palacios, Collegeport, Matagorda, Sargent and Wadsworth.

VOLUNTARY EVACUATION: 
Galveston County - Judge Mark Henry has issued a voluntary evacuation for residents in all unincorporated low-lying areas of the county. This includes San Leon, Bacliff, Old Bayou Vista, and Highland Bayou. The latest areas are in addition to the order already in effect for the Bolivar Peninsula, including the unincorporated areas of Port Bolivar, Crystal Beach, High Island and Gilchrist. Residents who rely on medical assistance or those who cannot go without power for an extended period of time are encouraged to leave.

Brazoria County - Voluntary evacuation order issued for low-lying coastal areas inland of Intracoastal Waterway.
Chambers County - A voluntary evacuation order has been issued for Smith Point, Cedar Point, all RV parks, those living in unanchored mobile homes and other low-lying areas known to flood.
Dickinson - City officials have issued a voluntary evacuation order for citizens with medical conditions and special needs as well as those in low-lying areas.
Galveston's West End - Voluntary Evacuation called for those with medical or access and functional needs on the West End of Galveston. Anyone who needs assistance leaving the island, please call 409-797-3701 or sign up online on the website www.galvestontx.gov/needaride.
La Porte - As of 9:30a.m. Friday, the City has issued a Voluntary Evacuation order for the entire city prior to the arrival of Hurricane Harvey. The area remains under a Tropical Storm Warning and Storm Surge Watch, and expects to receive significant rainfall totals from this storm.
Seabrook - Voluntary evacuation issued with the elderly and those with medical conditions in mind. Residents encouraged to leave by noon on Friday, Aug. 25.

Governor Abbott Urges Gulf Coast Residents To Heed Warnings From Local Officials
 
As Hurricane Harvey approaches, Governor Greg Abbott today asked that all Texans heed the warnings of local officials, strongly consider all voluntary evacuation orders, and strictly comply with all mandatory evacuation orders. Communities along the Gulf Coast, specifically the Corpus Christi and the Houston areas, are at greatest risk of being impacted by this severe weather.
 
"My priority, as we prepare for Hurricane Harvey, is the safety of those on and near the Gulf Coast," said Governor Abbott. "That is why I am strongly urging all Texans in Harvey's path to heed warnings and evacuation orders from local officials before this storm makes landfall. My office is coordinating local, state and federal resources to prepare for and respond decisively to this storm-Texans must also take action and treat this storm seriously."
 
The Governor also asks Texans to review important safety informationand the following instructions:
 
  • Board up doors and windows with plywood or install storm shutters. Keep in mind that winds are stronger at higher elevations, such as high-rise apartments or condos.
  • Bring in outdoor objects that could become deadly missiles, such as patio furniture, hanging plants, trash cans, gardening tools and barbecues.
  • If your home is vulnerable to rising water, move furniture and valuables to a higher level.
  • Before evacuating, cut off your electricity and turn off the gas. Downed electrical wires and broken gas pipes can be deadly and cause serious property damage. Make a final walk-through inspection of your home before leaving.
  • Moor boats securely or move them to designated safe areas well in advance of hurricanes. Do not try to tow a trailer or boat in high winds.
  • Assemble a family emergency supplies kit and have it ready to go at a moment's notice.
  • When officials recommend or order an evacuation, leave. Do not try to ride out a hurricane in a high-risk area. Seek shelter inland with family or friends, at a hotel or designated shelter. Notify relatives and friends of your plans, and confirm hotel reservations.
  • Find out where shelters are located along your route in case clogged roads prevent you from reaching your destination.
  • Look at the evacuation maps for your area ahead of time.