Lufkin District Prepares for Hurricane Season

May 19, 2022 – Lufkin District leaders met Tuesday for the 2022 hurricane preparation meeting in the Lufkin District office and made plans should a hurricane impact the Lufkin District.

Leaders and supervisors from the nine-county district met to discuss contra-flow lanes, evacuation routes and clean-up response which will include shift work, if necessary. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has announced the 2022 hurricane season, from June 1 to Nov. 30, could see “above average” activity, with 19 named storms that could include nine hurricane-force storms and four major hurricanes.

TxDOT takes every precaution and prepares for tropical weather well ahead of a possible storm. Evacuation routes through the Lufkin District include US 59, which is also designated as a contra-flow highway, US 96, US 69 and US 259.

The public is urged to plan ahead for a hurricane should one impact the Lufkin District. Making a plan for a hurricane includes knowing your evacuation routes and gathering needed supplies in case of power outages at your home, including batteries, food, water and fuel.

“We encourage the public to make a plan now, whether East Texans are called to evacuate, shelter in-place, prepare for the impact of flooding or for evacuees who could be traveling through our area,” said Rhonda Oaks, public information officer. “The Lufkin District is already planning, and we are ready to respond should we see a major storm this hurricane season.”

Resources for planning ahead for a hurricane can be found at Visit for real-time road conditions across the state. Follow Lufkin District alerts on Facebook at Texas Department of Transportation (Lufkin) and on Twitter at TxDOTLufkin.