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How to Prepare for the Solar Eclipse on April 8th

Mar 28, 2024

The highly anticipated solar eclipse is right around the corner! The City of Manor posted information & tips on how to prepare. 

  • Plan Ahead for Heavy Traffic: Total eclipses attract crowds, so expect heavy traffic on the roads leading to prime viewing spots. Leave early and consider carpooling to minimize congestion.

  • Top Up Your Fuel Tank: With increased traffic, fuel stations may experience long lines or even shortages. Fill up your tank ahead of time to avoid any last-minute panic.

  • Charge Your Devices: During the eclipse, cell phone networks may become overloaded with people trying to capture and share the experience. Make sure your devices are fully charged beforehand and consider bringing portable chargers.

  • Pack Essentials: Don't forget to bring along essentials like water, snacks, sunscreen, and protective eyewear for safe viewing. It's better to be overprepared than underprepared!

  • Have a Backup Plan: Weather can be unpredictable, so have a backup plan in case clouds obstruct the view at your chosen location. Scout out alternative viewing spots in advance.


The City of Manor has also issued a Local Disaster Declaration that will aid city officials and emergency responders during the event. The Declaration also requires any private property owner who intends to host 50 or more people on their property for the event to register that event with Travis County at the following link: 2024 Eclipse Event Registration. This information will allow emergency responders to better prepare for traffic congestion, roadway conditions, response times, and related issues. 

For additional preparedness information, check out the City's Eclipse Prepardness Packet

For more information about April 8, 2024 Total Eclipse visit:

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