Total Solar Eclipse 2024
Eclipse Health and Safety Information from the City of Pittsburg
<p><span class="ql-size-large">The City of Pittsburg is committed to ensuring your safety and enjoyment during the upcoming total eclipse. To help us all avoid any potential problems, we have provided some important safety tips and information.</span></p><p><br></p><p class="ql-align-center"><strong class="ql-size-huge" style="color: rgb(230, 0, 0);">Health and Safety Information for the Eclipse Event on April 8, 2024</strong></p><p><br></p><p><strong class="ql-size-large">General:</strong></p><p><br></p><p><span class="ql-size-large">1. Expect crowds, delays, and increased traffic from Thursday, April 5, 2024, through Monday, April 8, 2024.</span></p><p><span class="ql-size-large">2. Use 911 for emergencies only. For information, visit official websites or call non-emergency numbers.</span></p><p><span class="ql-size-large">3. If calling 911 doesn't work, try texting 911 and provide specific information.</span></p><p><span class="ql-size-large">4. Stay tuned to local radio stations K-Lake 97.7 or Star Country 96.9 for important updates.</span></p><p><span class="ql-size-large">5. Never look directly at the sun without ISO-rated eye protection. Regular sunglasses will not protect your eyes and can cause permanent damage.</span></p><p><br></p><p class="ql-align-center"><img class="q-image" src="https://api.brightrtravel.com/media/volatile/static-page-block-images/ee770e85-f695-43a7-a13f-3e6fa0775ff2/thumbnail_1600x800.jpeg" alt="block_ID_245"></p><p class="ql-align-center"><br></p><p><span class="ql-size-large">6. Anticipate potential short-term shortages of supplies like food, fuel, and paper products.</span></p><p><span class="ql-size-large">7. Public services may experience delayed responses due to increased volume and traffic.</span></p><p><span class="ql-size-large">8. Be prepared for possible communication issues, such as WiFi or cellular outages. Have a backup plan if your phone doesn't work.</span></p><p><br></p><p class="ql-align-center"><img class="q-image" src="https://api.brightrtravel.com/media/volatile/static-page-block-images/c4b7a62c-529f-4621-8f97-350179dcd0f6/thumbnail_1600x800.jpeg" alt="block_ID_246" height="190" width="190"></p><p class="ql-align-center"><br></p><p><span class="ql-size-large">9. Park only in approved areas and avoid parking on private property or blocking entrances and exits.</span></p><p><span class="ql-size-large">10. ATM cash outages may occur due to increased visitors and potential technical issues with credit cards. Carry extra cash as a precaution.</span></p><p><br></p><p><strong class="ql-size-large">Visitors and Tourists:</strong></p><p><br></p><p><span class="ql-size-large">1. Know your specific location in case you need to communicate with 911, either by voice or text.</span></p><p><span class="ql-size-large">2. The severe weather shelter is located at the Camp County Courthouse, 126 E Church St., Pittsburg, TX 75686 (downtown).</span></p><p><br></p><p><strong class="ql-size-large">Locals:</strong></p><p><br></p><p><span class="ql-size-large">1. Plan ahead and stock up on extra supplies and medications before the event.</span></p><p><span class="ql-size-large">2. Schedule appointments before or after the eclipse to avoid any inconveniences.</span></p><p><span class="ql-size-large">3. Expect visitors from other countries and be prepared for potential language and customs challenges.</span></p><p><span class="ql-size-large">4. If possible, limit driving during the event due to traffic delays, road closures, and parking issues.</span></p><p><br></p><p><span class="ql-size-large">We hope these safety tips and information will help you have a safe and enjoyable experience during the upcoming total eclipse in Pittsburg.</span></p><p><br></p><p><span class="ql-size-large">Check out these information video's for more Health and Safety tips</span></p><p><br></p><iframe class="ql-video" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="true" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/mLiuA1R0hIE?showinfo=0" data-blot-formatter-unclickable-bound="true"></iframe><p class="ql-align-center"><br></p><p><br></p><iframe class="ql-video" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="true" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/DBYamuCsz08?showinfo=0" data-blot-formatter-unclickable-bound="true"></iframe><p class="ql-align-center"><br></p><iframe class="ql-video" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="true" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/xAqnRhMOQm8?showinfo=0" data-blot-formatter-unclickable-bound="true"></iframe><p><br></p><iframe class="ql-video" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="true" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/8VvF0UOltek?showinfo=0" data-blot-formatter-unclickable-bound="true"></iframe><p><br></p>