Brownsville's Emergency Operations Center Closes

Friday, July 2, 2010 - 8:59am

Hurricane Alex did have Brownsville emergency center officials on their toes through out the night as it headed to the Texas/Mexico border, Na'Tassia Finley tells us how they managed through the storm.

Brownsville's Emergency Operations Center took it's last call around 5 PM on Thursday, but as the group was closing down, there was still a lot of work to get done. The Public Works Department and other damage assessors will be canvassing the city for damages and so far they have found a minimal amount.  Mayor Ahumada stated that if any major damage is reported, the city will forward the information on to the proper departments. For the most part, he says the city escaped the wrath of a serious hurricane.

With hurricane season lasting until the end of November, theres a chance the Operation Center will once again be faced with making emergency related decisions. Then go around, if there is a storm, they'll repeat the good, and they'll make adjustments to areas that need improvements. A few of those areas they're already thinking about better distribution of sand bags and getting larger pumps to drain flooded areas and the resacas.

Overall, the City of Brownsville made it out relatively unharmed in it's first hurricane of the season, one month down  and five to go, if another one heads our way, city officials say they'll once again be prepared and next time even better.

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