Brazoria County under Tropical Storm Warning, according to National Weather Service

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The National Weather Service Houston has placed part of Brazoria County under a Tropical Storm Warning, while the coastal part of the county is under Storm Surge Watch in anticipation of Hurricane Laura. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

The National Weather Service Houston has placed part of Brazoria County under a Tropical Storm Warning, while the coastal part of the county is under Storm Surge Watch in anticipation of Hurricane Laura. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

This is a developing story and will be updated as new information becomes available.

As the Houston-Galveston area continues to prepare for Hurricane Laura, the National Weather Service Houston has placed Brazoria County under Tropical Storm Warning.


The city of Pearland is staffing its Emergency Operations Center at 8 p.m. to begin preparing for the storm, according to a tweet from the city.

County Judge Matt Sebesta issued a voluntary evacuation for coastal parts of the county outside the protection levee, according to a press release from the county. The county also closed the county beaches due to storm surge.

Sebesta signed a disaster declaration Aug. 24 in anticipation of the storm.
By Haley Morrison
Haley Morrison came to Community Impact Newspaper in 2017 after graduating from Baylor University. She was promoted to editor in February 2019. Haley primarily covers city government.