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Emergency Contacts and Education Resources

CCPD Sr. Ofc. Stowers at the Emergency Operations Center. CCPD Sr. Ofc. Stowers at the Emergency Operations Center.
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  • Dale's Hurricane Guide

    Dale's Hurricane Guide

    After living and forecasting weather in the Coastal Bend for thirty five years now, there is one dominant theme in every hurricane season that I have been a part of since 1981. Nearly all of the storms that have made a direct hit here were weak and did little to no damage, while the ones that were destructive hurricanes hit elsewhere on the Texas coast and had little to no impact on us. 

    After living and forecasting weather in the Coastal Bend for thirty five years now, there is one dominant theme in every hurricane season that I have been a part of since 1981. Nearly all of the storms that have made a direct hit here were weak and did little to no damage, while the ones that were destructive hurricanes hit elsewhere on the Texas coast and had little to no impact on us. 

  • Hurricane Center

    Hurricane Center

  • Coastal Bend Storm Surge Maps

    Coastal Bend Storm Surge Maps

    Storm Surge map for the Coastal Bend. (FEMA)Storm Surge map for the Coastal Bend. (FEMA)

    FEMA revised flood zone maps are now divided into zones based upon height above sea level. Each zone represents an area that will be flooded depending on the category of the hurricane. 

    FEMA revised flood zone maps are now divided into zones based upon height above sea level. Each zone represents an area that will be flooded depending on the category of the hurricane. 

  • Facts and Hurricane History

    Facts and Hurricane History

    The Saffir Simpson wind scale measures Hurricane intensityThe Saffir Simpson wind scale measures Hurricane intensity

    Learn more on what goes into categorizing hurricanes, how often major storms hit Texas, and just what kind of damage you can expect.

    Learn more on what goes into categorizing hurricanes, how often major storms hit Texas, and just what kind of damage you can expect.

  • Maps for Tracking and Planning

    Maps for Tracking and Planning

    Corpus Christi Evacuation ZonesCorpus Christi Evacuation Zones

    Know where the storm is going on how to get out of its path with satellite images, tracking charts and evacuation maps. 

    Know where the storm is going on how to get out of its path with satellite images, tracking charts and evacuation maps. 

  • Disaster Planning Essentials

    Disaster Planning Essentials

    Hurricane Ike rescues (Courtesy: FEMA)Hurricane Ike rescues (Courtesy: FEMA)

    Avoid being caught off guard when a storm enters the Gulf of Mexico by having an emergency plan in place and supplies on hand.

    Avoid being caught off guard when a storm enters the Gulf of Mexico by having an emergency plan in place and supplies on hand.

  • Hurricane Safety Guide

    Hurricane Safety Guide

    Hurricane Ike (Courtesy: NOAA & MGN)Hurricane Ike (Courtesy: NOAA & MGN)

    KRIS 6 News' Hurricane Safety Guide will get you prepared for what you need to know during the storm season along the Gulf of Mexico.

    KRIS 6 News' Hurricane Safety Guide will get you prepared for what you need to know during the storm season along the Gulf of Mexico.

There are multiple local, state and federal agencies involved in preparing people for emergencies and offering educational resources.

  • Reverse Alert: Offers phone, text and email alerts on emergency situations in Corpus Christi and Nueces County. www.reversealert.org
  • Ready Corpus Christi: Emergency information from the City of Corpus Christi. www.cctexas.com
  • Port Aransas Emergency Preparedness: Information about returning home following a storm. http://www.cityofportaransas.org/
  • 211 Texas: This service can be used by the disabled or elderly who may need assistance evacuating ahead of storm. No matter where you live in Texas, you can dial 2-1-1, or (877) 541-7905, and find information about resources in your local community.
  • Federal Alliance for Safe Homes: Provides information on what you can do to strengthen and protect your home from a hurricane. www.flash.org/
  • National Hurricane Center: For those interested in a detailed examination of hurricanes. www.nhc.noaa.gov/climo/
  • Ready.gov for Kids, Educators and Parents: Learn what causes hurricanes, play games, read stories and become a Disaster Master. www.ready.gov/kids/games
  • Texas Windstorm Insurance Association: If your TWIA-insured property receives windstorm damage from a hurricane, please notify your agent as soon as possible. More information at www.twia.org/

Important Phone Numbers for Hurricane Emergency Information:

  • City of Corpus Christi - Automated 24 Hour line - 361-857-1818 & 361- 857-1888
  • Aransas County Sheriff 361 - 729-2222
  • Bee County: Emergency Management 361-362-3271; Sheriff 361-362-3221
  • Brooks County Sheriff 361-325-3696
  • Duval County Sheriff 361-279-3351
  • Jim Hogg County Sheriff 361-527-3710
  • Jim Wells County Safety Department 361-668-1018; Sheriff 361-668-0341
  • Kleberg County Emergency Management 361-595-8527; Sheriff 361-595-8500
  • Live Oak County Sheriff 361-449-2271
  • Nueces County Sheriff 361-887-2222
  • Refugio County Sheriff 361-526-1698
  • San Patricio County Emergency Management 361-364-6144; Sheriff 361-364-2251
  • AEP (Electricity) - 866-223-8508; also power outage information www.aeptexas.com/outages/

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