Hurricane Harvey is expected to hit the Gulf Coast this afternoon, possibly bringing heavy rains to the San Antonio area. The threat of flooding is real. Please prepare by ensuring your household has enough food and water to last at least three days as well as necessary medications. Also, please have an evacuation plan. In the meantime, Mayor Ron Nirenberg has activated the Emergency Operations Centers.
Please take all possible precautions for yourselves and your families, and stay safe.
The following is a message from the EOC:
Residents of encouraged to visit the
City of San Antonio
websites for up-to-date information on road closures and use the following channels to receive the latest information:
Official City of San Antonio / Bexar County Communications Channels:
- Facebook.com/CitySanAntonioTX – This is the City of San Antonio’s official Facebook page
- Twitter.com/COSAGov – This is the official Twitter page of the City of San Antonio.
- Facebook.com/CountyofBexar – This is Bexar County’s official Facebook
- Twitter.com/BexarCounty – This is Bexar County’s official Twitter
- Ready South Texas App – Download the app to receive instant access to evacuation maps, safe routes, shelter information, create a personalized emergency plan and receive official alerts
- COSAGOV Texts – Residents can sign up to receive text messages from the City of San Antonio by texting COSAGOV to 55000.
For all emergencies, residents should dial 911. To report any low water crossings without barricades or warning signals, residents are asked to contact the City’s non-emergency number, 207-SAPD. To report any outages or non-emergency requests for City services, such as traffic light malfunction and debris in the road, dial 3-1-1 or download the 311 mobile app. Residents in unincorporated areas in Bexar County can dial 210-335-6000.
Turn Around, Don’t Drown
Driving through flooded roadways not only puts your life at risk and anyone in your vehicle, but also the lives of our first responders. Driving around a barricade when there is water on the road carries a maximum penalty of $2,000 and 180 days in jail and if a rescue is required, everyone in the vehicle may be charged a fee of $640.00.
Also, the District 7 field office at Maverick Library will be closed Saturday.
Yours in public service,