Hurricane Season June 1 - November 30
When a hurricane threatens, evacuating is the smartest move. Make your evacuation plan now and discuss it with family, friends and relatives. Put an emergency supply kit together now. Make sure your vehicle is in good repair. Make a checklist of what you need to do before you leave.
FirstCall Emergency Notification System
During an emergency, the City of Rockport and Aransas County will implement the FirstCall Emergency Notification System. Citizens with caller ID on their phones should take note that the caller name that appears is "FirstCall" and that the call will have a 361 area code. The system will call each telephone number in the database. Once answered, the system will deliver a short voice message to you or your answering machine. If a recipient of a call wants to hear the message again, calling the phone number that appears on the caller ID will give residents the opportunity to listen to the call again. If the call is not answered or if the line is busy, the system will attempt to make the call again. The system can also send this emergency message to a cell phone by SMS (text) and can be received by email.
Residents must register with the system in order to receive messages from FirstCall. There are two methods by which to register:
- By telephone at 866-484-3264
Residents can choose to enter up to a combined total of five different phone numbers or email addresses.
Residents can contact Lt. Larry Sinclair at (361) 790-1134 if they have questions or need assistance with FirstCall.
If you will need additional assistance with activiities of daily living in the event of a disaster or emergency AND you have no other means to evacuate if a hurricane threatens, call 211 and register your name, address and special need. This information will be given to the Aransas County Emergency Operations Center so your needs can be addressed in the event of an evacuation.
1610 AM Emergency Advisory Radio Station
The City of Rockport owns and operates a low-power emergency advisory radio station broadcasting 24 hours a day on 1610 kilohertz AM. In the event of an emergency, tune to this radio station for public safety information, advisories and announcements.
City of Rockport
Check the City of Rockport's website for information during tropical storm events. The website is based in another state and will remain operational even if power is out in Rockport. In the event of a mandatory evacuation, selected City staff will relocate to the Austin area and update the website with information from Rockport.