City of Port Isabel Hurricane Alex Update

As Hurricane Alex made landfall as a Category 1 this evening, the City of Port Isabel is grateful that our community escaped the damage that a stronger Alex could have caused.

Port Isabel City Hall will remain closed tomorrow and reopen at 8:00 a.m. Friday morning.

The Emergency Shelter at the Port Isabel Community Center will close at noon on Thursday.

EOC will stand down at noon on Thursday.

The Museums of Port Isabel will reopen on Friday at 10:00 a.m. and the Port Isabel Lighthouse will open at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, weather permitting.

The Lighthouse Establishment Cinema movie scheduled for this Friday has been rescheduled for Friday, July 9th at 9:30 p.m. after South Padre Island Fireworks over the Laguna Madre.

Port Isabel will be open for July 4th weekend and invites visitors to come and enjoy our amenities, shopping, restaurants, fishing or just relaxing at the coast!

Hurricane Alex- Windshield Tour of Port Isabel 6/30 5pm

A windshield tour of Port Isabel on Wednesday afternoon showed signs of only slight damage and flooding was restricted to areas that were expected to flood. Hurricane Alex was about 50 miles from landfall at this time.
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Hurricane Alex 5 p.m. Update

Hurricane Alex is on course to make landfall at between 9:00 p.m. and  midnight tonight approximately 80 – 100 miles south of the Rio Grande River. Tropical storm winds likely in eastern Cameron County (50 – 55 m.p.h.). At this time, hurricane force winds are not expected. An additional 6 – 12 inches of rainfall is expected, so please exercise caution. Remain indoors if possible.

No widespread power outages reported in Cameron County.

The Queen Isabella Causeway is closed as per TxDoT. It will remain closed until the storm passes.

City of Port Isabel  Emergency Shelter:  The shelter is located at the Port Isabel Community Center (213 Yturria St.). Please bring blankets, pillows, medication you may require, food and water or any other supplies you need during your stay. The emergency shelter will remain open until no longer necessary.

For transportation to the shelter, please call the Port Isabel Police Department at 956/943-2727. Mayor Joe E. Vega “encourages residents to remain indoors and limit travel unless absolutely necessary until Hurricane Alex’s weather has subsided. The City of Port Isabel’s EOC team is still keeping a watchful eye on Alex’s progress and wants everybody to remain safe.”

The Port Isabel City Hall is closed today and will reopen Friday at 8:00 a.m.

PORT ISABEL EOC Contact Info: Phone 956/943-0769 ~ Fax 956/943-1949. The EOC is located at the Port Isabel Police Department, 110 W. Hickman St.

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City of Port Isabel opens Emergency Shelter

The City of Port Isabel has opened an Emergency Shelter as of 12 noon, Wednesday for those seeking shelter during Hurricane Alex. The shelter is located at the Port Isabel Community Center (213 Yturria St.). Please bring blankets, pillows, medication you may require, food and water or any other supplies you need during your stay. The emergency shelter will remain open until no longer necessary.

For transportation to the shelter, please call the Port Isabel Police Department at 956/943-2727. Mayor Joe E. Vega, “encourages residents to remain indoors and limit travel unless absolutely necessary until Hurricane Alex weather has subsided. The City of Port Isabel EOC team is still keeping a watchful eye on Alex progress and wants everybody to remain safe.”

As Hurricane Alex approaches landfall, its maximum sustained winds are 80 m.p.h. and it is producing a great deal of rain. With 6 – 12 inches expected, inland flooding is a concern. Hurricane Alex is expected to make landfall at midnight tonight. Please exercise caution.

The Port Isabel City Hall is closed today and will reopen Friday at 8:00 a.m.

PORT ISABEL EOC Contact Info: Phone 956/943-0769 ~ Fax 956/943-1949. The EOC is located at the Port Isabel Police Department, 110 W. Hickman St.

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