Mayor Nirenberg, SAWS CEO give update on winter storm response


The mayor outlined some resources for the neighborhood and gave a COVID-19 update. A big portion of the Boil Water Notice has been lifted.

SAN ANTONIO — Mayor Ron Nirenberg and metropolis leaders supplied an update Saturday night on the winter storm response and coronavirus state of affairs in San Antonio.

The mayor stated that roads are again open and property house owners can apply for catastrophe reduction through FEMA. San Antonio Water Service CEO Robert Puente stated that about 10% of the neighborhood remained with out energy, however he lifted the Boil Water Notice for a big portion of the town in inexperienced on the map under:

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Puente anticipated one other massive a part of the map to be cleared Sunday, and stated it might seemingly be 100% accomplished Tuesday. He stated that residents ought to run water to flush the stagnant water from their pipes, and anticipates a big downside with burst pipes.

Mayor Nirenberg introduced that the warming heart on the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center closed at 5 p.m. immediately. He stated it was about empty, and it managed to serve 500 folks and a few pets. He gave credit score to animal caretakers who’ve stepped up, and stated shelters are crowded and there is a substantial want for fosters and adopters.

He put out a name for blood donations, and reminded everybody once more that worth gouging is illegitimate. Regarding the concept residents might pay for the vitality disaster over the subsequent ten years, he referred to as it unconscionable that the individuals who have borne the brunt of the disaster mustn’t bear the burden of the price.

On the coronavirus entrance, he reported 107 new circumstances and seven new deaths over the previous 14 days. He stated that 615 sufferers are in native hospitals, which is down 81. 232 are within the ICU, and 141 are on ventilators.


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