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Sunday, June 15, 2008

Commissioners' Court to Hear Presentation on County's Hurricane Preparedness Plan Tuesday

Cameron County Commissioners’ Court will hold a 3:30 p.m. Special Workshop Tuesday on the following item of county-wide interest:

-The Cameron County Judge’s Division of Emergency Management will deliver a presentation on Hurricane Preparedness. (Johnny Cavazos)

Hurricane season began June 1 and runs through Nov. 30. National weather experts anticipate 15 named storms forming in the Atlantic during that time. Eight of the storms are predicted to become hurricanes, and of those eight, four are expected to develop into major hurricanes.

More stats:

-A 69 percent chance that at least one major hurricane will make landfall on the U.S. coastline in 2008 (the long-term average probability is 52 percent);
-A 45 percent chance that a major hurricane will make landfall on the U.S. East Coast, including the Florida Peninsula (the long-term average is 31 percent); and
-A 44 percent chance that a major hurricane will make landfall on the Gulf Coast from the Florida Panhandle west to Brownsville (the long-term average is 30 percent).

For the Cameron County Emergency Management Web site, click here.


Blogger BobbyWC said...

Something I wish the city and county would focus on is encouraging the people to put their bulk garbage out now - it drives me nuts who people rush to put their bulk garabage out the second a report puts brownsville in the cone of a hurricane - I guess these people think the garbage is not going to blow back into their house

Bulk garbage is a problem which needs to be address if for no other reason than safety if these people do not care about property damage

Bobby WC

Sunday, June 15, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The city should have a corresponding workshop to outline the city's emeergency plan.

Patricia A.

Sunday, June 15, 2008  
Blogger The Merovingian said...

The plan is;"When in trouble or in doubt, run in circles, scream and shout."

How are they going to explain all the evacuation routes being flooded due to all the road lowering?


Sunday, June 15, 2008  

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