The City of Beaumont Emergency Operations Center has been and will continue to monitor Tropical Storm Laura and Tropical Depression # 14.
It is still too early to predict the path and areas that will be impacted. We are making all necessary preparations and asking Beaumont residents and Southeast Texans to review your family emergency plans. COVID-19 has added some challenges, but nothing we can’t handle. Preparation Prevents Panic.
We will send updates and information. Please monitor vetted sources.
Remember, plan ahead. You should be capable of sustaining yourself and your loved ones for 5 – 7 days. If a major storm strikes Beaumont, outside assistance may not be available or arrive for days. You could be without medical assistance, food, water and sewer services as well as electricity for an extended period of time. Learn where shut off valves are for your electricity, water and gas.
You and your family should plan on stocking the following items during hurricane season:
Water or hydrating drinks such as salt-based liquids
First aid kits
Battery operated radio/ weather radio
For more information, log on to www.beaumonttexas.gov ,click on “Departments”, then go to the Emergency Management page. Don’t wait to make and discuss your plans with your family. If you are an essential employee who is required to work, make sure your plans are in order and carried out before you are required to report to work. Having a plan in place prior to a disaster makes it easier on you and your family.
www.setinfo.org is a website designed to keep Southeast Texans informed. It is a “one stop shop” with information about Hardin, Jefferson and Orange County.