Hurricane Harvey: Emergency Preparations

SEVERE WEATHER PREPARATION

Good afternoon, this is City Manager Bill Hill –

In an effort to prepare for the anticipated severe rain and high winds this weekend, the City of Shavano Park has stood up our Emergency Operations Center and our staff will be focused on keeping the safest environment possible. 

We are currently under a flash flood watch with chances for flash flooding across the area through the weekend into early next week.  Driving in heavy rains itself is often hazardous. Both in Shavano Park and across Bexar County there are numerous locations where flood waters can rise to make driving impassable. We encourage you to use caution on the roadways and stay indoors. TURN AROUND DON’T DROWN.

Strong winds are anticipated and may cause downed trees and power outages which could potentially last several hours. It is advised to keep flashlights and ample battery supply nearby.

Be sure to stock up on essential supplies. This includes bottled water, batteries, canned food and any other items you would need should power outages take place for an extended period of time.

The City encourages everyone to take precautions to ensure the safety of you and your property.

  • Bring in your flags, awnings, wreaths, wind chimes, sculptures and lawn chairs.
  • Bring down any playground equipment and trampolines. Check pool covers to ensure they are secure.
  • Bring grills inside and secure propane tanks by tying them down.
  • Bring potted plants into your garage or indoors.
  • Move cars to safety – cars can often be damaged by debris.
  • Bring your pets inside.

FOR ALL EMERGENCIES – residents should call 9-1-1.

Please encourage family and friends to stay informed on current weather conditions over the weekend.