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Thursday, July 24, 2008

Councilwoman Herrera offers storm updates on Dolly

Councilwoman Delicia Herrera (photo) would like to announce the following storm updates:

  • Local response to heavy rain and winds
  • High Winds Incident 900 Block of Steves: · No injuries
  • 1 Red Cross opened a shelter at St. Cecilia’s Catholic Church Social Center, 125 w. Whittier (corner of Whittier and S. Presa)
  • 2 At the location – SAFD, SAPD. DCI, Public Works, Code Compliance, Red Cross, CPS Energy, VIA
  • Public Works Teams are currently working on the removal of the wind blown debris
  • There are 5 street closures.
  • Currently there are 7 traffic signal malfunctions located mostly in the NE and NW side of the city
  • There are 15 trees down mostly located in the Central area of the city
  • Minor traffic accidents 188 and Major accidents 26, since midnight
  • We continue to expect heavy rainfall and thunderstorms today, locally
  • Residents are reminded to be prepared for the possibility of flash flooding and move to higher ground immediately
  • Know evacuation routes; have a prepared communications plan for your family and turn around and don’t drown when you come to a low water crossing
  • Be aware of streams, drainage channels and low water crossings. Flash floods can occur in these areas without warning
  • Flood preparation information is available on the City’s website, the Ready South Texas website and you can 311
  • Remember to call 311 if need information and your life is not in danger or if you are not in an emergency situation
  • Call 911 for help if your life is in danger, immediately

    Hurricane Dolly Response:
    * There are currently 2 active shelters in operation for the Dolly Hurricane Incident.
    * The RMOC:
    * Is staffing and managing the staging area for ambulances
    * Twice daily hospital bed counts
    * Maintaining contact with the VMOC (Valley Medical Operations Center)
    * 30 wheel chair accessible vans are in the staging area
    * 5 Ambulance Strike Teams

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