City Manager Issues Emergency Notification For Residents Of West U.

September 11, 2008

Michael Ross, city manager and public information officer for the City of West U., has issued an emergency notification for the residents of West U. concerning Hurricane Ike.

In the notification, he says the city is in the projected path of Hurricane Ike, with expected landfall early Saturday morning. He calls Ike “an extremely dangerous storm.”

Evacuation is not ordered, but residents are urged to prepare their property for hurricane-force winds for up to 12 hours.

The city is asking residents to secure or store all outside loose items that could become projectiles during a storm, such as temporary yard signs. Residents are also urged to top off gas tanks and prepare a family supply kit with food and water for one to three days in the event of power outages.

While West U. is not in the hurricane storm surge zone, residents should expect localized flooding in the usual area, and should keep their vehicles off the road.

All routine city services, such as solid waste collection and recreational programs are cancelled for tomorrow, Sept. 12, and will remain discontinued until city workers are able to address emergency related issues, according to Ross.

Ross also asks residents not to cal 911 unless there is an actual emergency.

InstantNewsWestu Staff

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