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Galveston County
Upper Texas Gulf Coast Response to Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill
by Jim Guidry
Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Galveston County Judge Jim Yarbrough, Harris County Judge Ed Emmett and Brazoria County Judge Joe King, as well as port officials from Galveston, Houston and Freeport, representatives of the United States Coast Guard, the Texas General Land Office, and emergency management and health department officials from Galveston County held a news conference at the Galveston County Courthouse on Tuesday. Listen: RealPlayer  MP3

"We want to make sure the public is aware and assured that the coastal counties here in Galveston, Brazoria and even the coastal county, Harris County, will be prepared in the event that circumstances change and we begin to see some of the impacts and effects of the oil spill off the Louisiana coast," said Galveston County Judge Jim Yarbrough.

The officials said that plans are being coordinated with emergency management officials as hurricane season begins.  

Judge Yarbrough said that so far, not only has Texas not seen any impact from the oil spill, the Upper Texas Coast reported a pretty good Memorial Day holiday. 

Coastal Surge Protection GRCC

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