Even the recent rains to stave off severe drought conditions might not be enough to avoid a burn ban in Grimes County for very long.
At Wednesday’s meeting of Commissioner’s Court, Emergency Management Coordinator David Lilly discussed his thoughts, saying the conditions here are just above normal for now, but that can change quickly.
“The rains we have received had helped us get out of the drought situation…but, hat being said, we have not had any rain fr a least a week, and projected to not get any for another week. Humidity levels are high right now, but another cold front coming this weekend will bring cooler, drier air,” said Lilly. “My suggestion, we forgo putting a ban in place for now…but if things take a turn for the worse, say in the next week or so, maybe we can look at having a special meeting to put one in place.”
Lilly said he will keep the court informed if things change.
A burn ban was not put in place, with no action taken. As always, County Judge Joe Fauth had a reminder for the citizen’s.
“Please, burn with caution,” said Fauth.
Lilly added that most people have been burning their piles responsibly, since the ban was lifted on September 7th.
The Texas A&M Forest Service map indicates that Thursday and Friday are moderately elevated fire threat levels in Grimes County.