City, county agencies prepare for Tropical Storm Nicholas

Here are the details for resources available to you

VICTORIA, Texas – As the arrival of Tropical Storm Nicholas approaches the City of Victoria, the City and Victoria County agencies are working together to prepare. They are also coordinating with community organizations.

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

Yesterday, the Victoria City/County Office of Emergency Management activated the Emergency Operations Center in response to the storm. Since then, City and County officials have been meeting consistently to ensure a coordinated emergency response for residents.

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

Resources and contact information available for residents

If you are in need of shelter, the Salvation Army, 1302 N. Louis Street, is providing shelter for residents. You can access more information by calling 361-576-1297. Local hotels may also be available for shelter. The City Manager’s Office is working with Community Organizations Active in Disaster to respond to other types of needs as they arise.

You 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 any questions or concerns about a power outage, contact your electrical provider. You may also call 911 for any type of emergency.

You can sign up for emergency alerts from Victoria County by texting “SWIFT911” to 99538.

If you plan on being on the roads, make sure to exercise caution and avoid flooded roadways. For updated information about roadway conditions, you can visit www.drivetexas.org.

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