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Hidalgo County Courthouse
100 N. Closner
Edinburg, Texas 78539
2017 Hurricane Preparation Guidelines

On behalf of Commissioner David L Fuentes and the Precinct One Staff; we are all diligently working in improving the areas that are prone to hurricane devastation. Below are a few key points in the event of a hurricane.

Checklist on Basic Preparation:

  • Always have plenty of bottled water & non-perishable foods on hand;
  • Have supplies, medications & first aid kit;
  • Ensure you have batteries and flashlights;
  • Keep Emergency Documents in waterproof bag/container;
  • Make a plan & start practicing it.

Commissioner Fuentes reminds residents that basic preparation can help keep your family safe.

Hurricane Warning Preparation:

To prepare for a hurricane, you should take the following measures: 

  1. Make plans to secure your property. Permanent storm shutters offer the best protection for windows. A second option is to board up windows with 5/8” marine plywood, cut to fit and ready to install. Tape does not prevent windows from breaking.
  2. Install straps or additional clips to securely fasten your roof to the frame structure. This will reduce roof damage.
  3. Be sure trees and shrubs around your home are well trimmed.
  4. Clear loose and clogged rain gutters and downspouts.
  5. Take pictures or video of your home in the event it is damaged. 
  6. Fill sandbags and place them parallel to the direction of the water flow with the flap in the direction of the flow. (Please call our Sanitation Department for additional information on sandbags 956-968-8733.

The following links are useful in providing information on the latest on this years hurricane season.