According to ABC News, the tropical storm has strengthened to a hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 80 mph on Thursday afternoon and is rapidly gaining strength.
“The storm’s surge could be life-threatening, up to 10 feet, with waves as high as 20 feet on top of that. Rain is expected to range from 10 to 20 inches and some areas could receive up to 30 inches. Perilous flash flooding is also possible as are 115 mph wind gusts.”-ABC News
- Bags will be available for pickup at the Public Works Workshop located at the corner of West Venus and Laguna Boulevard.
- Sand will be available at the Convention Center located at 7355 Padre Boulevard.
- Residents will be allowed five bags per property.
- Businesses will be allowed ten bags per property.
Also, the City of South Padre Island is implementing Swift911. This is a new technology which will notify the citizens, businesses, and visitors about emergency situations.
Here are ways to get Swift911 notifications:
2.) Enroll via the portal or you can download the Swift911 public app.
If you text swift911 to the number 99538 you will be sent a link to download the app onto your phone.