See how local counties and services are responding to Hurricane Laura

Brazoria County is expecting Hurricane Laura to have minimal effects on the county after recent National Weather Service updates, according to a release from the county. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Brazoria County is expecting Hurricane Laura to have minimal effects on the county after recent National Weather Service updates, according to a release from the county. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Brazoria County is expecting Hurricane Laura to have minimal effects on the county after recent National Weather Service updates, according to a release from the county. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Houston-area counties and local services respond to Hurricane Laura.

Brazoria County

Brazoria County expects Hurricane Laura to have 'minimal impact' on county

While the Brazoria County Office of Emergency Management is continuing to monitor Hurricane Laura, the county is expecting the storm's effect on the county to be minimal due to the latest predictions from the National Weather Service, according to a press release from the county.

Fort Bend County



Fort Bend County judge makes disaster declaration in anticipation of Hurricane Laura

Following suit with Gov. Greg Abbott, Fort Bend County Judge KP George issued a disaster declaration Aug. 26 to prepare for Hurricane Laura, he said at his 9:30 a.m. press conference Aug. 26.

Harris County

Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo signs disaster declaration in preparation for Hurricane Laura

In preparation for Hurricane Laura, which is expected to make landfall along the Texas Gulf Coast on Aug. 27, Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo signed a disaster declaration Aug. 26.

Pearland-Friendswood

Pearland closes city facilities, signs disaster declaration in anticipation of Hurricane Laura

The city of Pearland closed its city facilities beginning Aug. 26 in anticipation of Hurricane Laura. They will reopen to the public Aug. 31.

Greater Houston

All Greater Houston-area H-E-B stores to close by 6 p.m. Aug. 26

All Greater Houston-area H-E-B locations are scheduled to close by 6 p.m. on Aug. 26 in preparation for Hurricane Laura, H-E-B officials announced Aug. 26.

All afternoon METRO transit services suspended Aug. 26 in anticipation of Hurricane Laura

The Harris County Metropolitan Transit Authority will suspend all transit service operations at 4 p.m. Aug. 26 in anticipation of the developing Hurricane Laura, according to an Aug. 25 press release.

Haley Morrison, Nola Valente, Hannah Zedaker and Adriana Rezal contributed to this report.






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