Beaumont emergency officials preparing for Tropical Storm Cindy

Officials gathering at Beaumont's Emergency Management in downtown, planning ahead of Tropical Storm Cindy.

BEAUMONT - Officials gathered on Tuesday at Beaumont’s Emergency Management in downtown planning ahead of Tropical Storm Cindy.

The City of Beaumont has not called for any evacuations but continue to monitor the storm.

“We are making sure that we have assets in place that we need.” Said Officer Carol Riley with the Beaumont Police Department.

On Monday, it was a calm scene inside the emergency management building as only a few officials were keeping track of the tropics.

On Tuesday, only first responders were allowed inside in order to prepare for Cindy’s landfall.

“We want to make sure we have high water vehicles in case of flooding. If the storm stalls out and stays in a particular area or a long period of time, that’s when we would see things like flooding or situations where we have to go out and help people.” Riley said.

The American Red Cross of Southeast and Deep East Texas also in preparation mode on Tuesday.

“We are prepared. We want to have shelter teams in place and shelters in place and we have emergency response vehicles on standby.” Said Chester Jourdan with the Red Cross.

The organization has three shelters on standby as of Tuesday in Beaumont, Orange, and Tyler County.

“Those are on standby they are not open.” Said Jourdan. He explained shelters would only open depending how the storm impacts the area.

Beaumont residents can also register for Emergency by calling 311.

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