The City of San Antonio’s Office of Emergency Management (OEM) has activated the Emergency Operations Center in preparation for rain and inclement weather conditions that may be caused by Hurricane Harvey, which is expected to make landfall on Friday afternoon along the Gulf Coast.
The residents of San Antonio and Bexar County are encouraged to prepare their households for heavy rain and flooding by having enough water and food for at least three days, any necessary medications and an evacuation plan.
Residents of encouraged to visit the City of San Antonio and Bexar County websites for up-to-date information on road closures and use the following channels to receive the latest information:
Official City of San Antonio / Bexar County Communications Channels:
Facebook.com/CitySanAntonioTX – This is the City of San Antonio’s official Facebook page
Twitter.com/COSAGov – This is the official Twitter page of the City of San Antonio.
Facebook.com/CountyofBexar – This is Bexar County’s official Facebook
Twitter.com/BexarCounty – This is Bexar County’s official Twitter
Ready South Texas App – Download the app to receive instant access to evacuation maps, safe routes, shelter information, create a personalized emergency plan and receive official alerts
COSAGOV Texts – Residents can sign up to receive text messages from the City of San Antonio by texting COSAGOV to 55000.
For all emergencies, residents should dial 911. To report any low water crossings without barricades or warning signals, residents are asked to contact the City’s non-emergency number, 207-SAPD. To report any outages or non-emergency requests for City services, such as traffic light malfunction and debris in the road, dial 3-1-1 or download the 311 mobile app. Residents in unincorporated areas in Bexar County can dial 210-335-6000.
Turn Around, Don’t Drown
Driving through flooded roadways not only puts your life at risk and anyone in your vehicle, but also the lives of our first responders. Driving around a barricade when there is water on the road carries a maximum penalty of $2,000 and 180 days in jail and if a rescue is required, everyone in the vehicle may be charged a fee of $640.00.