Cameron County leaders prepare residents for hurricane season

BROWNSVILLE, Texas (ValleyCentral) — Cameron County Emergency Management (CCEM) said it’s always best to be prepared for hurricane season.

CCEM’s Tom Hushen said flooding is always a problem for the community. He said the easiest way for you to find out if your home is in a flood-prone area is to check your address fema.gov.

In addition, the emergency management team holds a hurricane festival in May to inform the community.

“We’re going to have a hurricane festival that’s going to be here in the town of Brownsville and we’re going to show you all the gear that we have and it’s the start of hurricane season,” he said.

The Texas Department of Emergency Management is responsible for reporting flood damage iSTAT app is what people are encouraged to use.

Hushen said that iSTAT app has been spoken to the community, but some people may not be aware of or not using it.

“If you don’t report it, we don’t know, and that’s the importance of this app, it gives everyone the ability to report the damage, whether it’s a small damage or a big one,” Hushen said.

Hushen says the more reports are revived among them, the more critical it becomes to whether they get help from FEMA.

According to Hushen, it’s important for the community to raise awareness about the readiness and usage of the ISTAT app.

If you have questions or concerns about preparedness, Hushen encourages you to refer to and participate in the upcoming hurricane preparedness discussions.

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