Hurricane Tracking Chart
When severe storms strike,
outages can and do happen. Rio Grande Electric Co-op's crews will be on the job
working to restore power as quickly as possible. Sometimes extreme conditions
can prevent the speedy restoration of power.
RGEC wants you to have the information you need to keep yourself, your
family, and your property safe in emergency situations and/or extended power
Special instructions/preparations from the FDA for those
Care members requiring the use of
electrically-powered medical devices.
AMERICAN RED CROSS
Before the Storm
During the Storm
After the Storm
SAFETY: Most food will keep in a full freezer for 48 hours without
power, if it remains unopened. A refrigerator will keep most food for 4
hours, if it remains unopened. In the event of longer power outages,
refer to the USDA's publication,
Consumer's Guide To Food Safety-Severe Storms & Hurricanes.
DRY ICE AVAILABILITY:
Fifty pounds of dry ice should hold an
18-cubic-foot full freezer for 2 days. Dry ice availability in RGEC
territory, as of 2/05/19:
- Del Rio - Wal-Mart
- Eagle Pass - Wal-Mart
- El Paso - Wal-Mart (Gateway Blvd. and Zaragoza
- Uvalde - Wal-Mart and Uvalde Meats
Texas is prone to disasters of all kinds - from severe weather events to
industrial accidents. Terrorism also is a threat. Find out what risks are common
where you live. Might your community suffer a wildfire, drought, flood, tornado,
ice storm or hurricane? What about hazardous materials incidents or other types
When severe weather threatens, tune in to local radio, television or get
information online from the National Weather Service about
NOAA Weather Radio.
Learn the difference between a
watch and a
watch means that dangerous weather is possible. A
warning means it's about to happen; seek shelter now.
GENERAL INFORMATION, GUIDES, CHECKLISTS
As public health emergencies arise in the United States, many people are
concerned of recent hurricanes, tsunamis, acts of terrorism, and other
threats. The American Red Cross responds to an emergency every 8
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security promotes individual emergency
preparedness through the Ready Campaign and Citizen Corps. They work
together to inform Americans to prepare for and respond to emergencies like
natural disasters and potential terrorist attacks. They also have sections
for older Americans, people with special needs, and pet owners.
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