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Aransas Pass prepares for severe weather

Posted at 9:31 PM, Sep 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-12 22:31:22-04

The city of Aransas Pass is already implementing measures ahead of the potential storm brewing in the Gulf of Mexico.

City officials say they are not leaving anything to chance after going through Hurricane Harvey.

Police chief Eric Blanchard says in the last 72 hours they have received six inches of rain. The water pumps are keeping roads dry, but to further reduce any potential flooding they are installing two more water pumps.

The city also has mounds of sand available at the Conn Brown Harbor.

Blanchard says if they learned anything from Harvey, is you cannot take any threats lightly.

“We want to be well prepared, It’s better for us to overkill it at the state and local level than not have enough preparation going into this storm,”  says Chief Eric Blanchard.

The city is also advising people to clean gutters so they do not leak. As well as secure any loose items in their yard. Those can become projectiles if the winds pick up.

And if your yard begins to flood, do not open your sewer clean out, that will bring raw sewage into your home or your neighbors.