CORPUS CHRISTI (KIII NEWS) - As of Thursday, the cities of Port Aransas, Aransas Pass, Rockport, Ingleside, Sinton, Taft, Portland and Gregory have issued mandatory evacuation orders due to the incoming Hurricane Harvey. There are also mandatory evacuations for San Patricio and Refugio counties.
The City of Corpus Christi has issued a voluntary evacuation, and are encouraging people to plan ahead for transportation needs. The Corpus Christi Regional Transportation Authority will be transporting passengers from transfer stations to the Natatorium to evacuate.
Additionally, Bee County, the City of Kingsville and Three Rivers are under voluntary evacuation, according to city officials.
There is a FEMA Dome in place at Presbyterian Pan American School, 223 North Farm-to-Market Road 772 in Kingsville.
There are still options for residents looking to evacuate from the storm.
The Richard M. Borchard Fairgrounds is a staging area where residents can take a bus to San Antonio. Operations will resume 7 a.m. Friday and continue until weather deteriorates. Residents may park at the H-E-B store in Robstown and take the B-Bus route to the fairgrounds for evacuation. It is free of charge.
The Corpus Christi Natatorium is also another option to evacuate. The CCRTA is expected to run buses to the Natatorium on its routes at no charge. In a tweet, CCRTA said passengers can bring luggage and pets as long as they are on leashes or in carriers.
Operations at the Natatorium will resume 8 a.m. on Friday.
Residents in unincorporated areas have one last chance to evacuate Friday beginning at 7 a.m. until Noon pending weather conditions. If you live in Nueces County including Bishop, Agua Dulce, Banquete, Driscoll, Petronila and Robstown you can evacuate to the following locations:
- Bishop Community Center
- Driscoll City Hall
- Agua Dulce Community Center
- Banquete Community Center
- Bluntzer School Square
- Robstown Transfer Station
- Petronila School
Any residents needing assistance should call 361-888-0513 beginning at 7 a.m. until 10 a.m. Friday.
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