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Winter Storm Update Feb. 2, 2022

Posted on February 2, 2022


Greetings Marlinites,

The City of Marlin is actively preparing to respond in the event of a crisis during the upcoming winter storm. Below are some preparation measures we have taken to ensure that city services remain uninterrupted to the best of our ability. We acknowledge that situations could occur that are beyond our control. However, we want to ensure that we are as prepared as possible for typical scenarios that may occur.

Warming shelter – a warming shelter is being established at the municipal courtroom in case of need. Please see notice posted by our Emergency Manager, Fire Chief Justin Parker. This has been posted to our website and Facebook page.

Water plant – we have obtained additional heaters for our water plant. In addition, the main water supply lines have been insulated.  Our diesel generator has been topped off and is now full. We have emergency crews who will remain at the plant to ensure that additional manpower is available.   We have additional supplies on hand that consists of additional elbows and tubing. We are operating compressors that are only 6 months of age. We do not anticipate their failure.

Police and Fire Department – Our emergency personnel will be based at their stations and will respond to emergency situations only. Please be mindful of the safety of our officers and fire fighters and request assistance only in the event of a dire emergency.

Administration – The city’s administrative staff will continue to monitor for emergent needs and will respond accordingly. We will maintain continuous contact with TDEM (Texas Dept of Emergency Management) and the Governor’s Office as needed.  You will receive routine updates regarding situations as we receive them.

Power outages – Please refer to notice posted by Oncor on our website and Facebook page.

Please prepare now for a worst-case scenario. Ensure you have adequate supplies in the home in case you cannot get out of the home before Saturday. Plan, just in case, for a power outage, water outage, and extreme cold conditions. Fill up your gas tank in case you need to use it as a warming center.  Just in case, prepare 2 days of food that would not require heating.  Purchase cases or jugs of water, toiletries, and blankets.  Please have an adequate supply of medications on hand. Check on our elderly neighbors to ensure that they have adequate supplies.

Under the new Animal Cruelty State Law, please ensure that your pets are secured in a warm place.  Our animal shelter is not currently open for operation.

Please take care of yourself, your family, and each other.

Hon. Mayor Carolyn Lofton

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