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Posted on: September 13, 2021

[ARCHIVED] City, County agencies prepare for Tropical Storm Nicholas

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City of Victoria and Victoria County agencies are working together and coordinating with community organizations to prepare for the arrival of Tropical Storm Nicholas.

“Your local leaders are closely monitoring the situation, and we are equipped to provide necessary resources as this situation develops,” said Mayor Jeff Bauknight. 

The Victoria City/County Office of Emergency Management activated the Emergency Operations Center yesterday in response to the storm. Since that time, City and County officials have been meeting regularly to ensure a coordinated emergency response. 

“Although this storm does not warrant a disaster declaration at this time, we encourage residents to always be prepared,” said County Judge Ben Zeller.

The Salvation Army, 1302 N. Louis St., is available to provide shelter to residents. For more information, call 361-576-1297. Local hotels may also be able to provide shelter. The City Manager’s Office is coordinating with Community Organizations Active in Disaster to respond to other types of needs should they arise.

Residents can call Public Works at 361-485-3380 to report debris in roadways, downed power lines and problems with water or drainage. If you have questions about a power outage, contact your electrical provider. For any type of emergency, call 911.

To sign up for emergency alerts from Victoria County, text “SWIFT911” to 99538.

Drivers are urged to exercise caution and stay away from flooded roadways. For updated information about roadway conditions, visit www.drivetexas.org

To view the Victoria City/County Office of Emergency Management’s Hurricane Preparedness Guide, visit www.vctx.org/hurricane. For the latest weather updates from the National Weather Service, visit www.weather.gov. For more resources, visit www.victoriatx.gov/weather

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