South Padre Island encourages residents to prepare for hurricane season

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February 07 2021 06:00 pm

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, Texas — To ensure residents are prepared for hurricane season, the City of South Padre Island is providing resources and information for residents to plan properly for emergencies.

“We recommend that everyone have an emergency plan in place in the event of a hurricane,” stated Jim Pigg, Fire chief. “What you do today could be what keeps you safe tomorrow.”

According to a press release from the city, residents can access information about hurricane season at www.ready.gov/hurricanes or https://tdem.texas.gov/.

Additionally, residents can download FEMA’s mobile app to access safety tips on what to do before, during, and after a hurricane.

Residents can also access the city’s emergency notification system that sends out notifications directly to you via your home phone, cell phone, and/or email, by going to www.myspi.org

A re-entry sticker is required for anyone looking to return to the island in the event of an emergency.

However, a re-entry sticker does not guarantee re-entry until emergency officials determine conditions are safe for return.

According to the release, if a storm is within 48 hours of landfall, re-entry stickers will no longer be issued.

Requirements to obtain a re-entry sticker are found at www.myspi.org

The City of South Padre Island also encourages residents to use social media and other websites to check for the latest updates from city and county officials. Some of the sites used to broadcast information are: 

Additionally, the city encourages residents to develop an emergency plan and practice how and where you will evacuate if instructed by emergency management officials.

Hurricane season is from June to November.

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