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.
"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."
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.