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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:



Up-to-the-Minute



Information

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

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

• Find us on Facebook: Victoria Advocate



Power Outages

AEP

AEP.com, 866-223-8508

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



Missing Persons

Victoria Police Department• Victoriatx.org/police/index.asp or 361-573-3221

Victoria County Sheriff's Office• Victoriasheriff.org 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 redcross.org, which allows family members to search for loved ones who have registered that they are all right after a major disaster.



Cable outages

Suddenlink• Suddenlink.com

•  361-573-6301



Phone outages

AT&T• Att.com

•  800-246-8464



Closed roads

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

Victoria Emergency Management• victoriatx.org/oem/staff.asp or Facebook Victoria OEM

Victoria Police Department• 361-573-3221

Victoria County Sheriff's Office•  Victoriasheriff.org/ 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 fema.gov/



County emergency



numbers:

Calhoun County Sheriff's Office•  calhouncotx.org/sheriff.html or 361-553-4646

DeWitt County Sheriff's Office•  dewittsheriff.org/ or 361-275-5734

Goliad County Sheriff's Office•  goliadcountyso.org/ or 361-645-3451

Jackson County Sheriff's Office•  Co.jackson.tx.us/ips/cms/ or 361-782-3541

Lavaca County Sheriff's Office• co.lavaca.tx.us/default.aspx?Lavaca_County/Sheriff or 361-798-2121

Yoakum Police• Cityofyoakum.org/Police. html or361-293-5234

Matagorda County Sheriff's Office•  co.matagorda.tx.us/default.aspx?Matagorda_County/sheriff or 979-245-5526

Refugio County Sheriff's Office•  co.refugio.tx.us/default.aspx?Refugio_County/sheriff or 361-526-2351

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

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