South Padre Island leaders preparing for hurricane season
South Padre Island city leaders are preparing for the start of hurricane season.
SPI fire Chief Jim Pigg said the city has been meeting with the National Weather Service, alongside the Cameron County Emergency Management team, to put together response plans.
Teams are also being lined up to be deployed to specific areas if needed.
Pigg says some of their response plans have been put into motion with the string of recent severe weather events.
“We're definitely preparing for this year,” Pigg said. “With everybody on edge a little bit with what the weather has been doing so far, it's kinda just anticipating, and it's heightened awareness with what could possibly happen."
Pigg added that the recent weather should also serve as a reminder of the importance of having a weather preparedness and evacuation plan.
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