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Monday, July 21, 2008

Brownsville Mayor encourages local residents to carefully watch Tropical Storm



FROM: Sgt. Jimmy Manrrique / Public Information Officer
DATE: July 21, 2008
SUBJ: Brownsville Mayor encourages local residents to carefully watch Tropical Storm Dolly

City of Brownsville Mayor Pat Ahumada would like to encourage all Brownsville residents to keep a close eye on weather conditions as Tropical Storm Dolly makes its approach to the South Texas coast. “Brownsville residents need to prepare themselves, and stay informed about approaching weather conditions,” said Mayor Ahumada. Monday forecast models showed Tropical Storm Dolly making landfall sometime Wednesday near the Brownsville area as a Category 1or 2 Hurricane. If the storm continues at its current path, the City of Brownsville could begin to experience rainfall and gusty winds as early as Tuesday evening. Local residents are encouraged to start making preparations now, such as boarding up homes and businesses, and topping off their disaster supply kits with non-perishable food, water, and other emergency supplies.

At this time there are no evacuation plans being implemented due to the category of the storm. Local officials are working closely on contingency plans for the opening of shelters and sandbag sites, and will make appropriate announcements in the coming hours.

Due to the potential for quickly changing weather conditions, local emergency management officials will be keeping a close eye on weather forecasts and will remain in close contact with the National Weather Service and other county, state, and federal officials.

Mayor Ahumada would like to encourage local residents to monitor cable access Channel 12 for the very latest information on the City of Brownsville’s response to the weather, and for up-to-date information on the local efforts. Additionally, residents are encouraged to use care while using hammering plywood and making other preparations to their homes and businesses.

Contact Sgt. Jimmy Manrrique at 956-459-6214 for further information and updates.

Sgt. Jimmy Manrrique

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