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Hearing reports of knee to waist deep water in Sugar Land. Please turn around, don't drown!
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FLASH FLOOD WARNING | In effect for parts of Fort Bend and Harris County until 6:30 pm. Parts of Sugar Land have already seen 5"+. #KHOU11 @KHOU

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FLOODING is happening in neighborhoods across our area. Please monitor the forecast
@abc13houston

#turnarounddontdrown

https://abc13.com/watch/live/

This is the flooding on SH-225 at Richey via
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On the front page of the local paper a headline reads-

Lee College going back in session

Don't get too excited. The only classes that will be held will be hands-on technical classes like pipefitting, welding and process technology. These classes will be held at two remote campuses.

The main campus in our city remains closed. The college hopes to offer increased face-to-face instruction in spring 2021.

In other local news, yes, you can give it away. ExxonMobil provided its first installment of a gift of 30,000 gallons of fuel to the City of Baytown in support of emergency services this week.
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Texas set a new high for new daily cases yesterday.
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Hospitalizations remain steady. New daily cases and hospitalizations have been dropping here in Harris County so they must be increasing elsewhere.
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Doesn't bode well for them having opened.
The fact that you sincerely and wholeheartedly believe that the “Law of Gravity” is unconstitutional and a violation of your sovereign rights, does not absolve you of adherence to it.

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:roll: The violence is bad enough but packed beaches are just what we don't need now. :madguy:

One dead, 2 shot in separate incidents in Galveston County during Go Topless Jeep Weekend

https://www.khou.com/article/news/crime ... -autopilot
The incidents happened around the same time -- just before midnight -- one in Bolivar Peninsula and the other in Galveston.

:snippity:

Two people were hit by bullets and had to be airlifted to the hospital. At last check, both of the people were in surgery.

:snippity:

Galveston-area beaches were packed this weekend for Go Topless Jeep Weekend.

Police actually had to shut down the event after the shooting on Monkhouse Drive.
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Topless Jeep shooting, now there's a description you don't come across every day. Only Texas?????
The fact that you sincerely and wholeheartedly believe that the “Law of Gravity” is unconstitutional and a violation of your sovereign rights, does not absolve you of adherence to it.

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TX Gov. takes bold steps into the unknown. :?
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Gov. @GregAbbott_TX says Texas is ready to move into Phase 2 of reopening. Effective today: child care centers, massage parlors and youth clubs can open.
#KHOU11 #HTownRush

On Friday, May 22, bars, bowling alleys, zoos and aquariums can reopen in Texas.
#KHOU11 #HTownRush

On Sunday, May 31, all summer camps, youth camps and professional sports (without spectators) can resume.
#KHOU11 #HTownRush

Here's the breakdown from @GregAbbott_TX's office: gov.texas.gov/organization/o…
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There are links to PDF files with long lists of restrictions for all the types of business being allowed to reopen. The restrictions are tough in many cases.

https://gov.texas.gov/organization/opentexas

The restrictions may prevent many businesses from reopening because they could not serve enough customers to turn a profit.

Some businesses, like day care for example, may find themselves closed once one employee tests positive and the others have to self isolate.
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Some examples from overnight camps-
Strongly consider requiring staff to report to campgrounds and facilities 7-10 days, with a preference
for 10 days, prior to the start of camp session. During this time, monitor employees and contractors
for new or worsening signs or symptoms of possible COVID-19 to confirm staff is not infected. This
pre-session period is especially important for any staff arriving from “hot spot” areas in the United
States.
No parents or guardians visiting the camp during or between camp sessions, except to drop-off and
pick-up campers.
 Modify camper drop-off and pick-up procedures to keep parents and guardians from coming
within 6 feet of individuals not within the same household. Possible strategies include, but are
not limited to, staggering drop-off and pick-up times.
 If possible, parents and guardians should remain in their vehicles at camper drop-off and pick-up.
 No visitors to the camp unless necessary for camp operations, such as food delivery. Visitors should
maintain social distancing of at least 6 feet from other individuals while at camp, and should follow
camp protocols for symptom screening and hand washing or sanitization.
 Develop and implement a Dining Hygiene Plan to include:
 No self-serve buffet meals
 Serve meals with disposable utensils, napkins, cups, and plates
 Clean and disinfect tables, chairs, etc. after use
 Excursions away from the camp are strongly discouraged, and should be limited or eliminated where
feasible. To the extent those excursions continue, develop and implement Transportation Protocols
to include:
 One individual per seat and every other row in a vehicle
 Staggered seating for maximum distancing
 Asking campers and staff to wear face coverings or masks while in vehicle
 All campers and staff sanitize hands upon boarding and exiting the vehicle
 Develop a management plan for infectious outbreaks, including COVID-19:
 Identify appropriate isolation facilities at the camp. If possible, the medical area should include
multiple rooms, including a waiting area, a room or rooms to isolate those individuals exhibiting
new or worsening signs or symptoms of possible COVID-19, and a separate room for individuals
seeking other medical attention.
 Guidelines for caring for ill campers or staff, and for isolating those individuals from the healthy
population.
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Most of the guidelines include this warning-
 Individuals aged 65 or older are at a higher risk of COVID-19. To the extent possible, avoid being
within 6 feet with individuals aged 65 and older. Individuals aged 65 and older should stay at home
as much as possible
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The ICU at Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital in northeast Houston was at 100 percent capacity Thursday morning, according to system officials.

Ben Taub hospital was at 90 percent capacity Thursday, which means there is at risk of running out of beds in its ICU.

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Harris County ICU usage spiked 21 percent in last 7 days https://t.co/Vi5ufC3n5c https://t.co/HZNpniwj74
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Bars in Texas reopen for first time since March

https://abc13.com/6205083/?ex_cid=TA_KT ... ce=twitter
City officials say they won't enforce the state regulations requiring social distancing.

"Our posture now is to provide information education to ensure that we're trying to provide a safe environment in these in these facilities, and that is the extent of our involvement," said Houston Fire Department Chief Sam Pena. "We're not expending any resources to enforce or write citations to that."

"On two different occasions, we attempted to enforce the governance on orange, and on two different occasions we didn't get the back-up from the state," said Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner. "So we were expanding resources, and the city got sued in both cases."

His advice for those concerned? Stay home.
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Crowds descend upon Texas waterpark on Memorial Day weekend

https://www.chron.com/local/article/Cro ... witter.com
"Boy, it was wild," guest Anthony Welsh said. "We've been waiting in line since 7:30 a.m. They wouldn't let anybody move until about 10 a.m."

Right outside the gate, crowds gathered close together in lines, without not much caution to social distancing.

Approximately 1,300 people gathered near the water park's entrance early Saturday morning, according to ABC-13.

The park's opening was in actual defiance of Gov. Greg Abbott's order, as water parks were ordered to remain closed across the state.
This was at Big Rivers Waterpark in New Caney.
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Dozens of Oncoming automobile were seen, nearly bumper to bumper, as families head to Galveston for the holiday weekend!Flag of United StatesFireworks

SEE WHAT'S HAPPENING ON THE ISLAND, LIVE -> https://abc13.com/143366/

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Just moments ago on GI-
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Traffic beginning to build on Galveston Island just now.
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Live stream-

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Some rain has reached GI so I doubt the crowds will be as large as yesterday. More rain forecast for tomorrow.
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Busy Memorial Day weekend bodes well for Galveston tourism

https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/h ... 292613.php
Galveston’s Convention & Visitors Bureau estimates 500,000 people are expected to visit Galveston over the Memorial Day weekend.

Authorities around the nation were keeping a close watch on beaches and other holiday gathering spots. Hundreds of people flocked to a popular Florida beach boardwalk and were seen partying and dancing despite social distancing restrictions imposed by the state, authorities said Sunday.

:snippity:

Under the second phase of Gov. Greg Abbott’s plan to reopen Texas, restaurants may operate at 50 percent capacity and bars at 25 percent capacity.

As of Sunday, there have been 752 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Galveston County, with 262 people currently ill. The statewide total went from 55,221 to 55,953 on Sunday.
Most of those visitors will cram into the NE 1/5 of the Island where the seawall is located. Rain chances have dropped and the current weather is mostly cloudy.
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Texas Covid-19 hospitalizations remain more or less steady.
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Yes, I would say that statistic is NOT heartening. Sadly.
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5 offshore Shell workers test positive for coronavirus, airlifted for treatment

https://www.chron.com/business/energy/c ... m=referral
Five workers on a Shell rig in the Gulf of Mexico have tested positive for the coronavirus and four others have symptoms of COVID-19, according to a report Wednesday by KHOU.

Seven of the nine workers have been airlifted to hospitals on shore; the other two will be transported later Wednesday, the report said.

The Dutch oil major, which has headquarters in Houston, began testing for the virus began May 20 and saw the first positive tests May 23, according to KHOU's report. The company said it now tests all offshore workers before they're flown to rigs.
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