From the City of Lufkin
LUFKIN, TX (News Release) - City of Lufkin officials are prepared for the remnants of Tropical Storm Harvey to make their way into Deep East Texas this week.
Lufkin City Manager Keith Wright said all city departments are on standby and are ready to respond if weather-related issues arise. As of Monday afternoon, the city had no reports of flooded roadways.
"We've checked all the culverts and bridge structures in the city and they're all clear and open," Wright said. "The only concerns we have are if we have an intense rainfall event, it could cause us some problems and any wind gusts could cause trees to come down due to the ground saturation."
The city has been having daily meetings since Thursday in anticipation of the storm's landfall.
National Weather Service Shreveport officials said Lufkin has received six inches of rain since last week. An additional three to eight inches is possible through the weekend, along with a slight tornado risk. There is also a marginal risk of tropical storm force winds, NWS officials said.
The NWS issued a tornado warning for Angelina County Saturday and officials do have reports of damage in the Moffett area, but nothing has been confirmed.
The city's shelters have not been activated as state officials are opting for shelters farther north and west. All city offices and services including trash pickup will operate as normal this week. Department heads will call in additional manpower if needed.