Brownsville's Emergency Operation Center prepared for hurricane season

Thursday, September 19, 2013 - 8:21am

We've received significant rainfall from tropical storm Ingrid this week and now another storm system is brewing in the Gulf of Mexico, Na'tassia Finley reports.

Tropical Storm Ingrid is behind us, but we're not in the clear just yet, another low pressure system is moving this direction and meteorologists are forecasting  it could upgrade to a more serious storm and some spaghetti model predictions indicate it could head closer to deep South Texas.

Earlier this week the City of Brownsville shut down the Emergency Operations Center after Tropical Storm Ingrid passed, but opening it back up may happen sooner than officials thought as Brownsville City Manager Charlie Cabler stated, "If we have to activate the EOC, it's a call that we get with the mayor, myself and Jeff Johnson, who is our emergency person, so we make these calls as we see the conditions."

While there is no serious threat at this point, Cabler still reminds residents to get prepared, if not for this storm, for any future storms that could come our way as hurricane season runs through November.

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