While all of the cities in the county are welcoming residents back, many are keeping curfews that were enacted just before Hurricane Rita made landfall.
Galveston County cities with sundown to sunup curfews in effect include Texas City, Galveston, League City and Friendswood. The county of Galveston also has a curfew in effect for the unincorporated areas. All of the police departments in the county report additional patrols are working the streets enforcing the curfew and watching over property.
City and county officials said the curfews are designed to assist law enforcement in protecting communities and property during emergencies.