From the Office of Mayor Becky Ames Sunday, August 23, 2020
The city of Beaumont Office of Emergency Management continues to monitor the storm systems that may impact our area. Governor Greg Abbott and Jefferson County Judge Jeff Branick have issued emergency declarations. These declarations are not evacuation orders, but are put in place to help us meet our immediate needs. The City of Beaumont will likely issue an emergency declaration Monday, if the weather forecast indicates it is warranted. We want to make sure we don’t take critical resources from other cities that may need them instead of us. Even though we have NOT issued evacuation orders, you are welcome to evacuate voluntarily if you have a place to go and necessary means.
In an effort to prepare for possible flooding The City of Beaumont will have a free self-serve sandbag location at Cedar and 4th Street Monday, August 24, 2020 from 1:00pm to 6:00pm at Cedar and 4th St. You must be a Beaumont resident and each household will be limited to 12 bags. Keep in mind, our local hardware stores and other businesses sell sandbags that are already prepared for a small fee.
Please make sure you are registered for emergency notifications by calling 311 if you live in Beaumont or logging on to thestan.com.
Tomorrow 311 will extend its operating hours to 7:00am to 10:00pm instead of 7:00am to 6:00pm.
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