BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS (KVEO NEWSCENTER 23) — "The 211 system is a system in place, a state type system if you don't have a ride. What they do is pre-register you for a ride in the event you need to be evacuated."
The hotline is open and available to register those in need. Emergency management officials say the sooner a person registers the better.
"This allows us, the preparers, the planners, the coordinators of disasters, it allows us to have access to the information and allows us to get a better estimate of how many supplies we need, how many buses we need, how much food, in some cases, how many dog kennels we need to transport pets."
He says once a person secures their seat on a state chartered bus to San Antonio. They’ll need to monitor media for pick up locations, those will be named once a mandatory evacuation is ordered in the coastal communities.
He urges residence to spread the word on the 211 service.
"Think about the person at your church, at the gym, that they might not, or maybe they're putting around in an old little car that might not make it. You might want to touch base with them to and let them know this is a tool. It's about networking and making sure we identify people who may be vulnerable, people that might get stranded and helping them out with that info."