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CCFD offer a helping hand to help the community fight against the cold temperatures

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Posted at 9:25 PM, Nov 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-11 22:25:56-05

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Members with the Corpus Christi Fire Department want people to stay prepared during these cold temperatures.

CCFD says preparedness is key and they realize some people are not fortunate enough to find a warm place.

Robin Carter says it can get pretty rough to find shelter especially when it is cold outside.

“It's really tough if you don't have nowhere to go you know its really tough because you have to think about where your sleeping at, you know you have to think about the things that are crawling on the ground and you know stuff like that and then you have to think about the people as well,” says Carter.

The Corpus Christi Fire Department says they are here to help.

Chief Robert Rocha with the Corpus Christi Fire Department says the primary mission of the department is to make sure that people are safe. That also includes the area homeless.

“There are places around, great thing about Corpus Christi is there are solutions to the problems that we have and if the fire department comes across anybody in need of help we have a plan in place to take them to a facility and get them taken care of,” says Chief Rocha.

According to CCFD the cold weather can be dangerous and could have a negative impact on persons health if out too long.

Another tip for preparedness; the fire department says drivers need to use caution before hitting the slick roads.

“If you could stay home, stay home and don't drive but if you do drive use caution especially on those elevated bridges, overpass, that's where a lot of accidents occur,” says Chief Rocha.

Chief Rocha also says they are also working closely with the Corpus Christi Emergency Management team, CCPD, and for all parties to stay in constant communication with each other.