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Dear Residents:

 

The Atlantic Hurricane Season begins June 1 and ends November 30.  The week prior is typically Hurricane Preparedness Week.  We certainly know that Bunker Hill and the entire state of Texas are susceptible to powerful and destructive tropical storms and hurricanes realizing  first-hand the impact of these weather situations.  We continue to work with the various utility companies and with our first responders, the Memorial Villages Police Department and Village Fire Department to prepare for this season. 

The City is providing the following information to help you prepare on your end as well.   The City encourages everyone to continue to be vigilant and be aware of weather conditions through our local media.  Below is a quick short list to get you started on your preparedness efforts:

1.  Sign up for our own Community Alert System - "V-LINC"  with the Memorial Villages Police Department.  Click here to access the V-LINC registration.  This is also a great opportunity to note any special needs that you may have for examply:   Additional Occupants, Elderly, Oxygen, Special Needs, etc.

2.  Add your account, address and contact information to received CenterPoint Energy's power alerts (click here).  You will need information found on your electricity bill.  Note:  Regardless of who you have as your energy provider, CenterPoint Engery is the responsible party for all power outages.  Their number is 713-207-2222.   CenterPoint has shared that they now have "smart meters" so they know when you loose power.   They also have an online Customer Outage Tracker which displays current outage locations and estimated times to restore power - visit their website at http://CenterPointEnergy.com/OutageTracker for more information.   You can sign up for this information with CenterPoint even if you have a different energy provider.  They can provide text messages to you and it is very helpful. 

3.  Replenish your disaster supply kit with important emergency supplies including a first aid kit, a NOAA Weather Radio or a battery-operated radio, flashlight, medication, non-perishable food items, and bottled water.

4.  Develop an emergency plan for communicating with family and friends. 

For more information about Hurricane Preparedness, please visit the National Hurricane Center website: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/prepare/.

Coastal residents can find evacuation routes by visiting the TxDOT website: http://www.txdot.gov/inside-txdot/division/traffic/safety/weather/hurricane.html.

Thank you for taking this time to be  aware, prepared, and to help prevent and reduce loss of life and property.

Karen Glynn,  City Administrator