City of Dayton provides info on Hurricane Laura response

Hurricane Laura is now a Cat 4 hurricane and is expected to hit landfall along the  Texas/Louisiana coast.

Threats associated with this storm will be tropical storm to hurricane-force winds, heavy bands of rain, power outages, and flash flooding. The City of Dayton will barricade and close streets that become impassable during the storm.  Rain, wind and high water will most likely start Wednesday evening into Thursday morning as the storm makes landfall in the early morning hours. The forecast and storm models are subject to change.

Liberty County has issued a curfew from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. All non-essential travel and activities outside should be curtailed during that time period.

Judge Knight has also issued an Order prohibiting price gouging.  

A copy of these Orders are available on the City of Dayton Website –

Reminder: 9-1-1 is for true emergencies only, to report downed limbs, impassible roads, or other non-life threatening situations within the Dayton City Limits, please call (936) 258-7621.

To report a natural gas issue, contact CenterPoint Energy:

  • Report a Gas Leak: 1-888-876-5786
  • Report an Gas Outage: 1-800-371-5417

To report power issues, including downed lines, contact Entergy:

  • Report a Downed Power Line or other Electric Emergency: 1-800-968-8243
  • Report an Electricity Outage or Check Status: 1-800-968-8243

Now is the time to ensure your home and family is prepared for tonight’s storm

  • Ensure you have a 3 to 5-day supply of food and water.
  • Have enough medications and refills to last you throughout the weekend.
  • Consider your pets and make sure you have food for them too.
  • Flashlights, batteries and a tool kit may come in handy.
  • Have all your toiletries and a first aid kit readily available.
  • Secure patio furniture and/or remove objects that may be impacted by high winds and heavy rain.

For more information on how to be “Dayton Ready” visit

You can check out the latest updates on Laura by visiting  

The City of Dayton Emergency Operations Center has been activated and will remain on alert throughout the storm and after to handle any issues that may arise.

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Before creating Bluebonnet News in 2018, Vanesa Brashier was a community editor for the Houston Chronicle/Houston Community Newspapers. During part of her 12 years at the newspapers, she was assigned as the digital editor and managing editor for the Humble Observer, Kingwood Observer, East Montgomery County Observer and the Lake Houston Observer, and the editor of the Dayton News, Cleveland Advocate and Eastex Advocate. Over the years, she has earned more than two dozen writing awards, including Journalist of the Year.

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