Office of Emergency Management for the City of Kirby

Office of Emergency Management for the City of Kirby Emergency Preparedness for the City of Kirby
William Hilburn Emergency Management Coordinator
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TO KEEP KIRBY SAFE!

Mission: PUBLIC SAFETY PUBLIC TRUST

09/15/2018

Flood Advisory issued September 15 at 2:33PM CDT expiring September 15 at 5:30PM CDT by NWS Austin/San Antonio TX

Areas Affected: Bexar, TX

The National Weather Service in Austin San Antonio has issued a Urban and Small Stream Flood Advisory for Poor Drainage Areas for Northern Bexar County in south central Texas.

Until 530 PM CDT

At 232 PM CDT, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain that will cause urban and small stream flooding. Overflowing poor drainage areas will result in minor flooding in the advisory area. Up to one inch of rain has already fallen.

Some locations that will experience flooding include San Antonio, Schertz, Universal City, Live Oak, Selma, San Antonio Int Airport, Randolph AFB, Helotes, Fair Oaks Ranch, Kirby, Alamo Heights, Windcrest, Terrell Hills, Shavano Park, Hollywood Park, Cross Mountain, Olmos Park, St. Hedwig, Elmendorf and China Grove.

Additional rainfall of one to two inches is expected over the area through the evening. This additional rain will result in minor flooding.

09/14/2018

Flash Flood Watch issued September 14 at 3:28AM CDT expiring September 15 at 7:00PM CDT by NWS Austin/San Antonio TX

Areas Affected: Medina; Comal; Bandera; Zavala; Guadalupe; Uvalde; Kerr; Atascosa; Frio; Wilson; Dimmit; Real; Gonzales; Maverick; Kendall; Kinney; Lavaca; De Witt; Bexar; Karnes

A disorganized tropical disturbance over the western Gulf of Mexico, will move into South Central Texas later today and bring a surge of deep tropical moisture into South Central Texas through the weekend. Showers and thunderstorms will produce periods of tropical downpours through this weekend. There is the potential for some bands of heavier rainfall to develop, but it is currently difficult to pinpoint exactly where. Much of the region is near-saturated from recent rainfall, and any additional heavy rainfall could quickly lead to flash flooding. There is a potential the watch could be expanded further north or west.

The Flash Flood Watch for a portion of south central Texas, including the following areas Atascosa, Bandera, Bexar, Comal, De Witt, Dimmit, Frio, Gonzales, Guadalupe, Karnes, Kendall, Kerr, Kinney, Lavaca, Maverick, Medina, Real, Uvalde, Wilson, and Zavala.

From 7 AM CDT this morning through Saturday evening

Scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms will impact the region. Widespread 1 to 3 inches of rainfall are expected through Saturday evening, with isolated pockets up to 5 inches possible. Due to sensitivity of nearly-saturated grounds over the area, any additional heavy rains will result in quick run-off and an increased risk for flash flooding.

Flooding of low water crossings and urban areas is possible.
If you encounter a flooded roadway, Turn Around, Don't Drown!

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.
You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.

09/09/2018

Update: Flash Flood Watch issued September 9 at 3:29PM CDT expiring September 10 at 9:00AM CDT by NWS Austin/San Antonio TX

Areas Affected: Medina; Caldwell; Comal; Bandera; Zavala; Guadalupe; Uvalde; Travis; Atascosa; Frio; Wilson; Dimmit; Real; Bastrop; Maverick; Kinney; Hays; Kendall; Williamson; Lee; Blanco; Bexar

The combination of an upper level disturbance moving across the area coupled with rich tropical moisture and a weak frontal boundary along the Coastal Plains will allow for scattered to numerous showers and isolated thunderstorms to develop across southern part of the Rio Grande and areas along Interstate 35.

Shower activity and intensity should decrease Monday morning with heaviest rain focused across the Coastal Plains.

Heavy rain is not expected to have a big impact across the far southeast counties of South Central Texas through the evening period and therefore, the Flash Flood Watch for Fayette, Karnes, Gonzales, Dewitt and Lavaca Counties.

The Flash Flood Watch is now in effect for a portion of south central Texas, including the following areas Atascosa, Bandera, Bastrop, Bexar, Blanco, Caldwell, Comal, Dimmit, Frio, Guadalupe, Hays, Kendall, Kinney, Lee, Maverick, Medina, Real, Travis, Uvalde, Williamson, Wilson, and Zavala.

Through Monday morning.

Moderate to heavy rain from abundant tropical moisture, a slow moving frontal boundary across the Coastal Plains and an upper level disturbance moving across the area tonight is expected to affect the southern part of the Rio Grande and parts of interstate 35. Additional new rainfall amounts of one half inch are possible with isolated 3 to 5 inches through the period. Due to the sensitivity of wet grounds over the area per recent episodes of heavy rain, any shower activity could have an impact over those locations resulting in minor flash flooding.

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.
You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.

09/09/2018

Flash Flood Warning issued September 9 at 1:16PM CDT expiring September 9 at 4:45PM CDT by NWS Austin/San Antonio TX

Areas Affected: Comal, TX; Bexar, TX

The National Weather Service in Austin San Antonio has extended the Flash Flood Warning for Bexar County in south central Texas, Western Comal County in south central Texas.

Until 445 PM CDT

At 113 PM CDT, local law enforcement reported heavy rain across the warned area. Over four inches of rain have already fallen in the warned area. Flash flooding is already occurring.

Some locations that will experience flooding include San Antonio, Schertz, Cibolo, Universal City, Live Oak, Selma, Stinson Municipal Airport, San Antonio Int Airport, Randolph AFB, Canyon Lake, Leon Valley, Helotes, Fair Oaks Ranch, Kirby, Alamo Heights, Windcrest, Terrell Hills, Bulverde, Garden Ridge and Shavano Park.

Additional rainfall amounts of one-quarter inch are possible in the warned area this afternoon.

09/04/2018

Flood Warning issued September 3 at 11:38PM CDT expiring September 5 at 8:53AM CDT by NWS Austin/San Antonio TX

Areas Affected: Bexar, TX

Salado Creek

The National Weather Service in Austin/San Antonio has issued a Flood Warning for the Salado Creek At at Loop 13. From Tuesday morning to Wednesday morning, or until the warning is cancelled.

At 11:15 PM Monday the stage was 5.5 feet. Flood stage is 18.0 feet. Major flooding is forecast.

Forecast, Rise above flood stage by tomorrow late morning and continue to rise to near 23.1 feet by tomorrow late morning. The river will fall below flood stage by tomorrow evening.

Impact: At 22.0 feet, Major lowland flooding reaches the Loop 13 bridge floor. Secondary roads, low bridges and access roads are flooded and very dangerous to motorists.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS

All persons with interests along the river should monitor the latest forecasts, and be prepared to take necessary precautions to protect life and property. River stage forecasts are based on observed rainfall along with predicted rain for the next 12 hours. If actual rainfall varies from forecast values, forecast river stages will vary.

Do not drive automobiles through flooded areas. Remember, 18 inches of water or less can carry away most vehicles, including trucks.

If you see flood waters or come upon a flooded roadway, remember to turn around and do not drown.

09/04/2018

Flash Flood Warning issued September 3 at 8:43PM CDT expiring September 3 at 11:45PM CDT by NWS Austin/San Antonio TX Areas Affected: Comal, TX; Bexar, TX

The National Weather Service in Austin San Antonio has issued a Flash Flood Warning for Northwestern Bexar County in south central Texas, Central Comal County in south central Texas.

Until 1145 PM CDT

At 840 PM CDT, Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing heavy rain across the warned area. Between 2 and 4 inches of rain have already fallen, especially across north central Bexar county and just north of Bulverde in Comal county. Flash flooding is expected to begin shortly.

Some locations that will experience flooding include San Antonio, Canyon Lake, Fair Oaks Ranch, Bulverde, Shavano Park, Hollywood Park, Cross Mountain, Smithson Valley, Timberwood Park, Leon Springs, The Dominion, Hill Country Village, Grey Forest, Anhalt, Startzville and Scenic Oaks.

Additional rainfall amounts of 1 to 2 inches are possible in the warned area.

Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles.
Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the dangers of flooding.

Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of small creeks and streams, country roads, farmland, and other low lying spots.

In hilly terrain there are hundreds of low water crossings which are potentially dangerous in heavy rain. Do not attempt to cross flooded roads. Find an alternate route.

09/04/2018

Flood Advisory issued September 3 at 7:30PM CDT expiring September 3 at 10:30PM CDT by NWS Austin/San Antonio TX Areas Affected: Comal, TX; Bexar, TX The National Weather Service in Austin San Antonio has issued a Flood Advisory for Northwestern Bexar County in south central Texas, and Comal County in south central Texas.

Until 1030 PM CDT

At 727 PM CDT, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain due to thunderstorms. This will cause minor flooding in the advisory area. Up to two inches of rain have already fallen, including the area in Comal county between Bulverde and Smithson Valley.

Some locations that will experience flooding including San Antonio, Canyon Lake Dam, San Antonio Int Airport, Canyon Lake, Fair Oaks Ranch, Windcrest, Bulverde, Garden Ridge, Cross Mountain, Guadalupe River State Park, Smithson Valley, The Dominion, Spring Branch and Timberwood Park.

Additional rainfall of 1 to 2 inches is expected over the area. This additional rain will result in minor flooding. Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the dangers of flooding.

In hilly terrain there are hundreds of low water crossings which are potentially dangerous in heavy rain. Do not attempt to cross flooded
roads. Find an alternate route.

08/29/2018

City of Windcrest is currently doing a Mandatory Evacuation of the Tradewinds Apartment Complex (8802 Tradewind Drive) Due to a gas break in the area. Evacuees are being asked to report to Windcrest Civic Center (9310 Jim Seal Drive).

08/13/2018

Flash Flood Warning issued August 12 at 8:30PM CDT expiring August 12 at 11:30PM CDT by NWS Austin/San Antonio TX Areas Affected: Bexar, TX

The National Weather Service in Austin San Antonio has issued a * Flash Flood Warning for Southern Bexar County in south central Texas...

Until 1130 PM CDT

At 830 PM CDT, Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing heavy rain across the warned area. Up to two inches of rain have already fallen. Flash flooding is expected to begin shortly.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include San Antonio, Stinson Municipal Airport, St. Hedwig, Elmendorf, China Grove, Lackland AFB, Sandy Oaks, Von Ormy, Buena Vista, Martinez, Mitchell Lake, Losoya, Southton, Sayers, Thelma, Brooks City Base and Braunig Lake.

Additional rainfall amounts of 2 to 3 inches are possible in the warned area.

Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles. Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the dangers of flooding.

08/11/2018

Special Weather Statement issued August 10 at 9:38PM CDT by NWS Austin/San Antonio TX Areas Affected: Medina; Comal; Kendall; Bexar

At 938 PM CDT, Doppler radar was tracking strong thunderstorms along a line extending from near Kendalia to near Fair Oaks Ranch to Cliff.

Movement was east at 5 mph.

Nickel size hail and wind gusts up to 50 mph will be possible with these storms.

Locations impacted include San Antonio, Boerne, Canyon Lake, Leon Valley, Helotes, Fair Oak Ranch, Bulverde, Shavano Park, Hollywood Park, Cross Mountain, Guadalupe River State Park, Kendalia, The Dominion, Kreutzberg, Spring Branch, Government Canyon State Natural Area, Sea World, Cliff, Timberwood Park and Leon Springs.

07/16/2018

Special Weather Statement issued July 15 at 9:26PM CDT by NWS Austin/San Antonio TX

Areas Affected: Medina; Caldwell; Comal; Guadalupe; Zavala; Uvalde; Travis; Atascosa; Wilson; Frio; Dimmit; Gonzales; Bastrop; Maverick; Kinney; Hays; Williamson; Lee; Lavaca; De Witt; Bexar; Val Verde; Karnes; Fayette

High temperatures are expected to gradually warm each day, ranging from the upper 90s to around 105 degrees Monday through Sunday. Afternoon heat index values will reach 105 to 108 degrees in some areas. possibly 109 or 110 in a few spots.

To avoid heat related illnesses it is recommended to reduce, eliminate, or reschedule strenuous outdoor activities to the coolest times of the day. If you must be outside, take frequent breaks preferably in an air conditioned area and stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water. Children, elderly, and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances. This is especially true during hot weather when car interiors can reach lethal temperatures in a matter of minutes. Look before you lock!

06/15/2018

Special Weather Statement issued June 15 at 3:53PM CDT by NWS Austin/San Antonio TX
Areas Affected: Guadalupe; Bexar; Wilson

At 352 PM CDT, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm near Calaveras Lake, or 13 miles east of Stinson Municipal Airport, moving north at 30 mph.

Winds in excess of 40 mph and pea-size hail will be possible with this storm.

Locations impacted include...
San Antonio, Schertz, Cibolo, Universal City, Live Oak, Selma, Randolph AFB, Windcrest, St. Hedwig, Elmendorf, China Grove, Santa Clara, Calaveras Lake, Zuehl, Converse, Martinez, Parita, Sayers, Bracken and Friendly Corner.

06/06/2018

2018 Hurricane Season is here. The National Hurricane Center projects an above average season. They are projecting 14 named storms, in which half will become a hurricane, with three expected to be major hurricane.

The Office of Emergency Management for the City of Kirby recommends:

Keep Emergency Supplies on hand
Bottled Water
Canned Food
Batteries
Working Flashlights
Etc…
Safeguard important personal documents
Birth Certificates
Deeds
Insurance Policies
Etc….
Maintain adequate levels of insurance (some require a 30-day waiting period)
Auto
Flood
Renters
Homeowners
Etc….

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact The Office of Emergency Management for the City of Kirby at (210) 661-2612. The Kirby Fire Department has an Emergency Supply List, located in the front lobby.

Ha llegado la temporada de huracanes 2018. El Centro Nacional de huracanes proyecta una temporada aun mas pesada este ano arriba del promedio normal. Están proyectando 14 tormentas grandes en las cuales mitad de esa cantidad se convertirán en un huracán. Tres de esos huracanes se esperan ser severos.
La oficina de manejos de emergencias de la ciudad de Kirby recomienda lo siguente:
o mantenga los suministros de emergencia a la mano
agua embotellada
Alimentos de latas
baterías
lamparas
Etc...
o guardar documentos personales importantes
certificados de nacimiento
papeles importantes de sus propiedades y pertenencias
pólizas de seguro y aseguranza
Etc....
o Mantener los niveles adecuados de aseguranza (algunos requieren un período de espera de 30 días)
Auto
Inundación
Renta
Propietarios
Etc....
Si usted tiene cualquier pregunta, por favor llame a la oficina de los manejos de emergencias para la ciudad de Kirby al numero (210) 661-2612. El Departamento de bomberos de Kirby tiene una lista de suministros de emergencia, ubicado en el vestíbulo delantero.

05/04/2018

Severe Thunderstorm Watch issued May 3 at 9:33PM CDT expiring May 4 at 5:00AM CDT by NWS Austin/San Antonio TX

Areas Affected: Comal, TX; Uvalde, TX; Atascosa, TX; Gillespie, TX; Maverick, TX; Kerr, TX; Hays, TX; Bexar, TX; Medina, TX; Real, TX; Frio, TX; Llano, TX; Bandera, TX; Val Verde, TX; Blanco, TX; Edwards, TX; Kinney, TX; Zavala, TX; Dimmit, TX; Burnet, TX; Kendall, TX

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM CDT FRIDAY FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS IN TEXAS THIS WATCH INCLUDES 21 COUNTIES IN SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS:
ATASCOSA, BANDERA, BEXAR, BLANCO, BURNET, COMAL, DIMMIT, EDWARDS, FRIO, GILLESPIE, HAYS KENDALL, KERR, KINNEY, LLANO, MAVERICK, MEDINA, REAL, UVALDE, VAL VERDE, and ZAVALA

THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF BANDERA, BLANCO, BOERNE, BRACKETVILLE, BURNET, CARRIZO SPRINGS, CRYSTAL CITY, DEL RIO, EAGLE PASS, FREDERICKSBURG, HONDO, KERRVILLE, LEAKEY, LLANO, NEW BRAUNFELS, PEARSALL, PLEASANTON, ROCKSPRINGS, SAN ANTONIO, SAN MARCOS, AND UVALDE.

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5560 Duffek Dr
Kirby, TX
78219

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