For those seeking shelter in Pearsall, TX – as of this morning, all hotels in Pearsall had vacancies.
If you are eligible for Transitional Sheltering Assistance, FEMA will pay for the cost to stay in certain hotels or motels for a limited period of time. Costs covered are for the cost of the room and taxes, and any other expenses are not included. Search the list at link below for participating locations. Since room availability changes quickly, please call the hotel prior to travelling to be sure the hotel can accommodate your need. Link: http://www.femaevachotels.com/
Baymont Inn & Suite, Days Inn, Frio Inn Lodge, Holiday Inn & Suites, La Quinta, Pearsall Inn & Suites, and Royal Inn, are on the FEMA Transitional Sheltering Assistance List. Staff are working with the other local hotels to get them added to this list – check back for updates.
For disaster assistance information and to register for assistance go to DisasterAssistance.gov.
NOTE: The Red Cross has asked that individuals from out of town needing shelter, to please go to San Antonio, 200 Gembler Road – this is the sign in center for every evacuee and there is an ACS Tent to assist with emergency pet care.
Please stay tuned for updates.
STORM UPDATE – 8/26, SATURDAY AM, City Manager post – It appears that Hurricane Harvey is about to arrive in Pearsall. We have seen some clouds, high breezes and showers already. Now we can expect high winds and rain for the next three days. Radar shows the first major band of precipitation arriving about 10:30 AM.
Again, we are asking everyone to SHELTER IN PLACE as long as it is safe to do so. The Pearsall Police Department and senior staff with the City of Pearsall will be monitoring all areas within our city and if needed, we will assist people who may be facing dangerous situations.
We have done all we can to prepare our city for this event. You can help by staying inside, not driving unless absolutely necessary, and keeping in contact with your neighbors. We all need to help each other out until this is over.
The NWS is projecting Sunday to be the worst day. We will continue to provide updates as we have additional information.
Updated 8/25/2017 @1:32pm from City Manager:
Once the storm hits our city we will do all we can for our local people. The Red Cross has requested that all out of town visitors to please seek shelter in San Antonio where all their resources have been directed.
Again, it is always best to SHELTER IN PLACE if you can do so safely. The Pearsall Police Department and city crews will be working to assist those in the hardest hit areas and keep them safe. If areas in town need to be evacuated we will assist those people as needed.
We have prepared for emergency sheltering of LOCAL RESIDENTS if the need arises. We will have limited space. The shelters will be opened as needed as we evacuate people in dangerous areas if that need arises.
We are working to also do what we can to assist evacuees from other areas who are staying locally should we lose electric and water services. Should that need arise, we will have a location set up to distribute water and whatever nonperishable items we can gather to those people. The plan at this time is for that location to be City Hall.
More information will follow as we receive it.
Posted 8/24/2017 7:30pm:
Hurricane Harvey is projected to intensify into a Category 3 hurricane. This storm is big, dangerous and slow moving. While the City of Pearsall is not facing the projected 20-30 inches of rain that cities along the coast will see, there are some models that estimate the county could get as much as 15 inches of rain through Monday.
The City is working with Frio County and the Pearsall ISD to establish shelters if needed during the storm. The Pearsall High School will be the primary shelter, if necessary, a secondary shelter at the Pearsall Civic Center. These will be for emergency use only.
City crews are doing all they can to prep the drainage system and flood control system in advance of the storm. All city equipment and staff are on standby should the worse case scenario arise.
Please help by doing all you can to prepare yourselves and your homes. As long as you can safely do so, sheltering in your home is always the best.
If you must drive during the storm, PLEASE do not cross drainages or low water crossings. Flooding for the entire region has been projected and flood waters are never safe.
You can check out the City Manager’s social media page at facebook.com/pearsallcitymanager or the City’s Facebook page for the latest updates.You can also…sign up to STRAN to get latest emergency notifications, and select Frio County emergency notifications and the National Weather Service notifications.
https://r.i-info.com/rc/arc is the link.
Emergency Planning Information http://www.texasprepares.org/