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