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Brownsville Port of Entry Monitors Expected Tropical Storm Hermine, Remains Open

Release Date: 
September 6, 2010

Brownsville, Texas - U.S. Customs and Border Protection Port Director Michael Freeman would like to inform the traveling public that all Brownsville International Bridges remain open at this time.

CBP is closely monitoring the situation and we remain in constant communication with partners in federal, state, local agencies and the government of Mexico. CBP is prepared and has contingency plans in place to address the tropical storm.

Several dozen shrimp vessels have sought safe harbor at the Brownsville Seaport. CBP officers and agriculture specialists have processed the vessels and their crews. CBP's primary concern is for the safety of the traveling public and that of our officers.

CBP officers help a shrimp boat dock in safe harbor at the Brownsville, Texas, seaport.

CBP officers help a shrimp boat dock in safe harbor at the Brownsville, Texas, seaport.

"Brownsville CBP will continue to monitor the weather situation and any updates will be provided," said Freeman. "U.S. Customs and Border Protection has activated an emergency operations command center and stands ready to implement contingency plans aimed at keeping our facilities secure, operational and providing for the safety of the traveling public and our officers."

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017