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City Not Receiving Hurricane Harvey Evacuees

The City-County’s Emergency Management Coordinator was contacted by Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) and advised El Paso will not be receiving any evacuees at this time.

“I am impressed and thankful to the El Paso community for their generosity and concern for their fellow Texans,” said Mayor Dee Margo. “I know we will continue to assist in any way we can.”

The City of El Paso and its partners continue to assist with emergency relief efforts from the devastating flooding in Southeast Texas and were prepared to receive evacuees since first being notified of the potential need for assistance.

“I am proud and grateful of City staff and all of the area partners for how prepared they all were during this time,” stated City Manager Tommy Gonzalez. “El Paso really demonstrated their “can do” attitude by stepping up in a big way with fundraising efforts and their readiness to help.”

TDEM stated they were appreciative of El Paso stepping up and being ready to help, but the situation seems to be calming down and there is plenty of room in the shelters that have been setup.

The City will continue to track all costs related to personnel who have been deployed in order to receive reimbursement from the State.