Tag: hurricane harvey

State of Emergency declared by Texas Governor Abbott

Texas Governor Greg Abbott has issued a state of emergency for 30 counties ahead of Harvey’s landfall. This is to expedite providing state resources to the affected areas. “We urge all Texans to heed the warnings from your local officials, and I also urge that you immediately follow evacuation orders for all affected counties, particularly those in Corpus Christi and Houston areas where the storm surges and flooding from hurricane Harvey are most likely.” No counties in the Valley are on the list, but that is subject to change depending on the severity of the storm. In addition to...

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Sandbags, School Closing and additional preparation information

Anyone in Cameron County who still need to pick up sandbags, you may do so at the following locations. In most cases, an id or utility bill is required. In Harlingen, you can pick up sandbags between 8am and 5pm, weather permitting, at public works warehouse. Limit is 6. In San Benito, you can pick up up to six bags starting at 7 am at the public works shop on Stegner. Classes for tomorrow Friday will be cancelled in the following school districts: La Joya ISD Mission CISD (closed at noon) Harlingen CISD Brownsville ISD Hidalgo ISD Los Fresnos...

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South Padre Island Officials Issue Voluntary Evacuation ahead of Hurricane Harvey

Officials on south padre island have issued a voluntary evacuation order, and continue to urge island residents to prepare for the storm. The island expects gusts of wind between 39 to 50 miles per hour and anywhere between 2 to 5 inches of rain. The Queen Isabella Memorial Causeway Bridge make close later tonight. Those with high profile vehicles and RV’s are encouraged to evacuate the head of the storm. Officials have already closed beach accesses 3 4 5 and 6, Isla Blanca Park, Boca Chica Beach, and Andy Bowie park. The chief of police has said at this...

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Hurricane Harvey expected to make landfall near Corpus Christi

area. Officials held a press conference today to inform community about their preparations. City officials urge residents in low-lying areas to evacuate including; Padre Island, Mustang Island, Flour bluff and North beach. Residents should take personal essentials to last 3 or 4 days, including medication, food, medical records, and crates and leashes for pets. Schools and municipal offices — excluding emergency services — will be...

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