City schedules closing for cold weather – Shelter information

COLD WEATHER ANNOUNCEMENT:

Port Isabel Mayor Joe E. Vega and the City Commissioners announce that the Port Isabel City Hall will close at noon on Thursday, February 3 and reopen at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, February 7.

Additionally, the Treasures of the Gulf Museum, the Port Isabel Historic Museum and the Port Isabel Lighthouse are closed today, Thursday, February 3, and will reopen on Friday, February 4. The Lighthouse will reopen at 9 a.m. and the Museums will reopen at 10 a.m. Updates will be posted here.

NOTICE:
From Port Isabel Mayor Joe E. Vega and City Commissioners

City of Port Isabel to Offer Shelter during Cold Spell

The National Weather Service is forecasting very cold temperatures across Cameron County between Tuesday night and Saturday afternoon with temperatures falling into the mid to upper 30s.

The City of Port Isabel is offering shelter at:
The Port Isabel Police Department (Court room), 110 W. Hickman. St., starting on Tuesday, February 1 at 8 p.m., through Saturday afternoon or when the temperature changes for those needing a warm place to stay.

Those who will partake in this offer will need to bring the following:
– Blankets, pillows, sleeping bags.
– Food -Non perishable food including cold cuts, chips, can goods. Non-microwaveable.
– Identification.
– Personal medication.
– No pets except for service animals.

For more information contact City Secretary office at (956) 943-2682. After 5 pm, please call the Police Department at (956) 943-1242.

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AVISO IMPORTANTE:

Del Presidente Municipal de Puerto Isabel Joe E. Vega y de los Comisionados de la Ciudad

La Ciudad de Puerto Isabel Ofrece albergue durante el clima frio.

El Servicio Climatologico pronostica temperaturas muy bajas en el Municipio de Cameron entre la noche del martes y el medio dia del Sabado con temperaturas mas bajas de los 30s.

La Ciudad de Puerto Isabel ofrece albergue en el Departamento de Policia,(Cuarto de la corte) localizado en:
110 Hickman St.
A partir del martes, febrero 1, a las 8 p.m.
Hasta el Sabado a medio dia o cuando las temperaturas cambien para aquellos que necesiten un lugar mas templado? para permanecer en este periodo.

Aquellos que necesiten este ofrecimiento deben traer:

  • Cobijas, almohadas, sleeping bags.
  • Comida no-perecedera como latas. Nada que necesite horno de microondas.
  • Identificacion
  • Medicamentos personales
  • No se permiten mascotas, excepto prescritos por el medico.

Para mas informacion contactar a las oficinas de la Secretria de la Ciudad al (956) 943-2682 en caso de ser despues de las 5 pm. Contactar al departamento de policia al (956) 943-1242.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR Texans with Disablilities
English version: Texas with Disabilities Preparedness for Cold Weather
Spanish version: Preparativos para el Frente Frio para Tejanos con Discapacidades

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.

Email info@portisabel-texas.com to be added to the Severe Weather & Hurricane Update list.

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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.

Email info@portisabel-texas.com to be added to the Severe Weather & Hurricane Update list.

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