TS Don Advisory 7:30 a.m.

TS DON UPDATE 7:30 a.m. As Tropical Storm Don approaches south Texas, Port Isabel Mayor Joe E. Vega "reminds the community to secure properties and finalize preparations. Any loose items on your property such as lawn furniture, trash cans, and household items should be secured as well. Power outages are a possibility and should be prepared for." Based on the current forecast Tropical Storm Don could bring torrential rains and wind gusts from to 40-50 mph with downpours starting at about 2:00 p.m. and bringing with it from 3 to 5 inches of rain, with a possibly up to 7 inches. The rain is expected to dissipate between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. "We want to remind our residents and visitors that it is hurricane season and we need to remain vigilant," adds Mayor Joe E. Vega. The City of Port Isabel will keep you updated on the progress of Tropical Storm Don, sandbag distribution and other information related to the storm. Hurricane Stickers are available at the Port Isabel City Hall (305 E. Maxan St.) in the Finance Department during business hours or at the Port Isabel Police Department (110 Hickman St.) until 5:00 p.m. If you picked up a Hurricane Sticker within the last two years, you do not need to renew. The Hurricane Sticker form may be accessed online at: http://portisabel-texas.com/cityhall/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/hurricane-sticker-form1.pdf. General Hurricane Information including preparedness tips are available here: http://portisabel-texas.com/cityehall/emergency-management/ or can be found at the National Weather Service site: http://www.weather.gov/os/hurricane/index.shtml. To automatically receive these updates/announcements, info@portisabel-texas.com or visit http://www.portisabel-texas.com/cityhall.
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