A Federal Safety Zone is in place for all small crafts on the waterways from Matagorda Bay to Galveston Bay, according to the United States Coast Guard.
The safety zone prohibits the use of all small crafts and offshore transfer operations on the waterways. The zone will remain in effect until canceled by the Captain of the Port of Houston. All mariners are required to adhere to these restrictions without delay.
Coast Guard officials say due to the approaching sever weather, search and rescue assets will be limited.