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Helpful numbers useful during storm

May 29, 2013 at 12:29 a.m.

When a hurricane strikes, people often don't know where to turn for help. The following is a list of resources for when your life has been affected by just such an emergency:



Victoria Advocate and• 361-574-1222 or 1-800-456-6696

• Use Click the "follow" box. Use #vtxstorm to report or search for hurricane information.

• Find us on Facebook: Victoria Advocate

Power Outages

AEP, 866-223-8508

Victoria Electric Co-op•, 361-573-2428 or 361-582-5555 (frequently updated during emergencies)

Missing Persons

Victoria Police Department• or 361-573-3221

Victoria County Sheriff's Office• or 361-575-0651

Crossroads Chapter of the American Red Cross• 361-573-2671 (8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday ) or 1-800-red-cross (733-2767) or visit the "Safe and Well List" at, which allows family members to search for loved ones who have registered that they are all right after a major disaster.

Cable outages


•  361-573-6301

Phone outages


•  800-246-8464

Closed roads

Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT)• or 800-452-9292

Victoria Emergency Management• or Facebook Victoria OEM

Victoria Police Department• 361-573-3221

Victoria County Sheriff's Office• or 361-575-0651

Flooded areas

Victoria Emergency Management• Facebook: Victoria OEM

Property damage

Call your insurance company.

Tree trimmers

FEMA•  800-621-FEMA(3362) or

County emergency


Calhoun County Sheriff's Office• or 361-553-4646

DeWitt County Sheriff's Office• or 361-275-5734

Goliad County Sheriff's Office• or 361-645-3451

Jackson County Sheriff's Office• or 361-782-3541

Lavaca County Sheriff's Office• or 361-798-2121

Yoakum Police• html or361-293-5234

Matagorda County Sheriff's Office• or 979-245-5526

Refugio County Sheriff's Office• or 361-526-2351

Wharton County Sheriff's Office• or 979-532-1550



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