Emergency Preparedness


Reentry Form
Tier Definitions
Evacuation Exemptions
Required Agency Credentials
Proof of Residency
Hurricane Reentry Plan
DISASTER CARDS ARE NO LONGER BEING USED. THE CITY OF PORT ARANSAS ALONG WITH NUECES COUNTY AND OTHER COASTAL CITIES HAVE A POST HURRICANE REENTRY PLAN. PLEASE GO TO Nueces County Emergency Management FOR MORE INFORMATION.

PROPER IDENTIFICATION FOR RESIDENT ACCESS SHOULD INCLUDE ONE OR MORE OF THE FOLLOWING:

CURRENT STATE ISSUED DRIVER'S LICENSE OR IDENTIFICATION CARD
UTILITY BILL
MORTGAGE DEED
PROPERTY TAX DOCUMENTS
OR ANY GOVERNMENTAL DOCUMENT WHICH INCLUDES AN ADDRESS OR OTHER MEANS THAT IDENTIFIED THE LOCATION OF THEIR PROPERTY.

If you cannot provide transportation or travel with a relative or friend in the event of a called evacuation, please contact City Hall at 749-4111 to arrange for transportation.
Go to:
Local Access TV Channel 20 in Port Aransas
City of Port Aransas web site
Evacuation Routes:
Do not evacuate along the coast, go inland to high ground.
Helpful Information:
Below you will find links to important information in preparing for natural disaster events:

Official Texas Hurricane Guide 2009

Online Hurricane Planning Tool

www.onestorm.org

For general family or business preparedness information the following two links will be helpful.

www.ready.gov

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NOAA National Hurricane Center

KRIS TV Channel 6 - KRISTV.COM Hurricane Center

Food and Water in an Emergency

IMPORTANT NATURAL GAS SAFETY TIPS

* When evacuating the area due to severe weather, remember to turn off the natural gas line at your home. Contact the City of Port Aransas Gas Department at (361) 749-4111 for more information.

* If you smell, see or hear a natural gas leak do not turn on or off anything that could cause a spark, leave the area and tell others to do the same. Call 911 and the City of Port Aransas Gas Department at (361) 749-4111 to report it.

* Never attempt to operate or turn any gas valves because this could make the situation worse. Only a trained gas technician should operate gas valves.

* Be careful not to place debris for trash pickup near the gas meter. The operator picking up the debris could pull up the gas meter.

* If you have to excavate, always call 811 before you dig, know what utilities are buried underground.


CONSEJOS DE SEGURIDAD IMPORTANTE DE GAS NATURAL.

* Al evacuar el área debido a clima severo, recuerde desactivar la línea de gas natural en su casa. Ponerse en contacto con el ciudad de Port Aransas Gas Departamento en (361) 749-4111 para obtener más información.

* Si oler, ver o escuchar una fuga de gas natural no activar o desactivar todo lo que podría causar una chispa, abandonar la zona y decirle a otros a hacer lo mismo. Llamar 911 y la ciudad de Port Aransas Gas Departamento en (361) 749-4111 informarlo.

* Nunca intento de operar o convertir cualquier válvulas de gas porque esto podría empeorar la situación. Sólo un técnico de gas capacitados debe operar las válvulas de gas.

* Tenga cuidado de no colocar escombros para la recogida de basura cerca del medidor de gas. El operador de expedición hasta los escombros podr?an extraer hasta el medidor de gas.

* Si tiene a excavar, llamar siempre 811 antes de que usted cavar, saber qué utilidades están enterrados bajo tierra.

WHAT TO DO IN A CHEMICAL EMERGENCY

1. MOVE PEOPLE AND PETS INDOORS IMMEDIATELY.

2. CLOSE AND LOCK ALL WINDOWS & DOORS. PROVIDE A TIGHT SEAL.

3. TURN OFF ALL HEATING & COOLING AND VENTILATION DEVICES. CLOSE FIREPLACE DAMPERS.

4. MOVE EVERYONE INTO ONE PRE-SELECTED ROOM OF THE HOUSE. USE DUCT TAPE AND HEAVY PLASTIC TO COVER DOORS AND WINDOWS. PLACE A WET TOWEL AT THE BOTTOM OF THE DOOR TO ABSORB GASES THAT MAY LEAK INTO THE HOUSE.

5. TURN ON A RADIO OR TELEVISION TO THE LOCAL EMERGENCY ALERT SYSTEM AND WAIT FOR FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS. STAY INSIDE UNTIL YOU HAVE BEEN TOLD THAT THE DANGER HAS PASSED.
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