BE PREPARED

first_imgOfficials urge residents to plan in advance for hurricane seasonBy DINA ARÉVALOPort Isabel-South Padre [email protected] a plan.That was the resounding advice from local officials regarding hurricane preparedness. Hurricane season runs from June 1 through Nov. 30 every year.“First thing I would tell people to do is be prepared by having a plan,” Charles Hoskins, assistant emergency management coordinator for Cameron County said in a phone interview last week.That includes preparing supplies in the event of the loss of utilities such as electricity and gas, as well as supplies in the event of an evacuation.South Padre Island Fire Chief Doug Fowler agreed. “The main message that i’ve been trying to get out is to have a plan. Plan to evacuate, identify all the important things that you need to take with you and have a place to go.”“I just can’t overemphasize — have a plan,” Fowler said.Want the whole story? Pick up a copy of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here. Share RelatedHurricane season begins FridayBy DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press [email protected] Hurricane season officially begins this Friday, June 1 and local officials are urging residents to be prepared. Last season spawned three catastrophic storms which wrought damage of historic proportions: Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria. Officials say seeing the devastating effect of…June 1, 2018In “News”Island analyzes hurricane responseBy KEVIN RICH Special to the PRESS An analysis of the City’s response to Hurricane Harvey highlighted the Wednesday, Nov. 1 meeting of the South Padre Island City Council. SPI Fire Chief Doug Fowler provided information regarding the Island’s response to Hurricane Harvey. His presentation focused on how the City’s response…November 10, 2017In “News”The Latest: Hurricane HarveyRolling updates on Hurricane Harvey By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press [email protected] Friday, 4:15 p.m. The Queen Isabella Memorial Causeway is open once again, reports TxDOT. Too, the City of Port Isabel has shut down its Emergency Operations Center and has resumed normal City functions. The City has also closed…August 25, 2017In “News”last_img

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