Emergency Management & Hurricane Preparation

Before the Storm

The City of Port Isabel strongly advises property and business owners to take precautions as needed during the annual Hurricane season between June 1st and November 30th.

Emergency Management Newsletter

June 2014 (Volume 3, Issue 6)

Reserve Your Ride in Advance

Call 211. See more information about how to reserve a ride if you are unable to evacuate yourself.

Hurricane Stickers

For residents who have not picked them up, they will be available at the Port Isabel City Hall Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. or at the Port Isabel Police Department. Download the Hurricane Sticker Form (PDF).

Be Contacted with Updates

Updates will be posted as they are available. If you would like to be kept informed via email, send your email address to Port Isabel.

Important Links to Preparing for a Hurricane

  • Texas Prepares: Build your family disaster kit, make a family plan and more.
  • National Hurricane Center: provides the latest advisories, discussions and forecasts.
  • Preparedness Tips: As hurricane season extends through November 30, it is important to make sure property is secured, gas tanks are filled, and food, water, medication and other supplies are on hand.
  • National Weather Service Forecast (Brownsville): local National Weather Service office, and is responsible for forecasts, warnings and advisories regarding the local impact on the approaching storm, including Port Isabel.
  • "How To Guides": on protecting your property from flooding and high wind.

Resouces

During the Storm

  • Location of City of Port Isabel Emergency Operation Center
    Port Isabel Police Department
    110 W Hickman Avenue
    Port Isabel, TX 78578
    Phone: 956-943-2727
  • Information will be provided by the City of Port Isabel as it becomes available. If you would like to be kept informed via email, send your email address to Port Isabel, like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.
  • National Hurricane Center: provides the latest advisories, discussions and forecasts
  • National Weather Service Forecast (Brownsville): local National Weather Service office, and is responsible for forecasts, warnings and advisories regarding the local impact on the approaching storm, including Port Isabel

After the Storm

  • Government assistance to help hurricane victims wants to let survivors and disaster relief workers know about the many disaster relief programs available, GovBenefits.gov has a variety of national benefit and assistance programs geared toward disaster recovery and more
  • Disaster Unemployment Assistance
  • Disaster Loans from the Small Business Administration
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) online application for assistance for people whose home were damaged or destroyed by a disaster and assistance for people who lost their jobs as a result of a disaster