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Border Patrol Checkpoint Operations During Hurricane Harvey

Release Date: 
August 25, 2017

U.S. Border Patrol checkpoints in the path of Hurricane Harvey in Texas will close as state highways close.  These closures will occur in a manner that ensures the safety of the traveling public and our agents.  Border Patrol checkpoints that are outside of the path of the hurricane will remain operational. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will remain vigilant against any effort by criminals to exploit disruptions caused by the storm. 

CBP's highest priorities are to promote life-saving and life-sustaining activities, the safe evacuation of people who are leaving the impacted area, the maintenance of public order, the prevention of the loss of property to the extent possible, and the speedy recovery of the region. Anyone in the path of this storm should follow instructions from their local officials and heed any warnings as this dangerous storm approaches.


Last modified: 
February 3, 2021