City of Texarkana, Texas Office of Emergency Management

City of Texarkana, Texas Office of Emergency Management Texarkana OEM administers a comprehensive emergency management program through coordination and collaboration with local stakeholders, the state, and federal government in order to save lives, protect property and safeguard the environment

Operating as usual

01/06/2022

Join us this evening for our Winter Weather SKYWARN spotter training. We will be hosting it on the Facebook Live platform from our page at https://www.facebook.com/NWSShreveport. The training will begin at 7:00 p.m. CST and should last no more than an hour.

Wishing you a safe and Happy New Year 🥳
12/31/2021

Wishing you a safe and Happy New Year 🥳

Wishing you a safe and Happy New Year 🥳

The latest guidance from the CDC.
12/29/2021

The latest guidance from the CDC.

CDC recently updated its recommended COVID-19 isolation and quarantine guidelines. Find out the latest: go.usa.gov/xtqCn.

#HolidaySafety Tip 12 It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas!Wishing you a wonderful and safe holiday season! Celeb...
12/25/2021

#HolidaySafety Tip 12
It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas!
Wishing you a wonderful and safe holiday season! Celebrate safely with family and friends. Visit http://NFPA.org for holiday safety tips.
#MerryChristmas

#HolidaySafety Tip 12
It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas!
Wishing you a wonderful and safe holiday season! Celebrate safely with family and friends. Visit http://NFPA.org for holiday safety tips.
#MerryChristmas

#HolidaySafety Tip 11“Last Call” should always be a safe ride home. #BeTheDriver who celebrates responsibly.If you pick ...
12/24/2021

#HolidaySafety Tip 11
“Last Call” should always be a safe ride home. #BeTheDriver who celebrates responsibly.
If you pick up a drink, put down the keys.
#DontDrinkDrive

#HolidaySafety Tip 11
“Last Call” should always be a safe ride home. #BeTheDriver who celebrates responsibly.
If you pick up a drink, put down the keys.
#DontDrinkDrive

#HolidaySafety Tip 10 Looking for unique gifts this holiday season? Give the 🎁 of preparedness.▪Flashlight▪Fire Extingui...
12/23/2021

#HolidaySafety Tip 10
Looking for unique gifts this holiday season?
Give the 🎁 of preparedness.
▪Flashlight
▪Fire Extinguisher
▪First Aid Kit
▪NOAA Weather Radio
▪Smoke Detector
▪CO Detector
#Preparedness

#HolidaySafety Tip 10
Looking for unique gifts this holiday season?
Give the 🎁 of preparedness.
▪Flashlight
▪Fire Extinguisher
▪First Aid Kit
▪NOAA Weather Radio
▪Smoke Detector
▪CO Detector
#Preparedness

12/23/2021
#HolidaySafety Tip 9Auto thefts can occur at any time, but the highest reports of auto burglary often appear during the ...
12/22/2021

#HolidaySafety Tip 9
Auto thefts can occur at any time, but the highest reports of auto burglary often appear during the heavy holiday shopping season. 🎁
▪Protect yourself.
▪Watch your surroundings.
▪Hide your stuff.
▪Lock your vehicle.
▪Report suspicious activity.
#SeeSomethingSaySomething
#ShoppingSafety

#HolidaySafety Tip 9
Auto thefts can occur at any time, but the highest reports of auto burglary often appear during the heavy holiday shopping season. 🎁
▪Protect yourself.
▪Watch your surroundings.
▪Hide your stuff.
▪Lock your vehicle.
▪Report suspicious activity.
#SeeSomethingSaySomething
#ShoppingSafety

#HolidaySafety Tip 8▪️Don’t make yourself an easy target for theft this holiday season. ▪️Receiving packages in the mail...
12/21/2021

#HolidaySafety Tip 8
▪️Don’t make yourself an easy target for theft this holiday season.
▪️Receiving packages in the mail? Take steps to ensure your purchases don’t end up under someone else’s tree!
#SeeSomethingSaySomething

#HolidaySafety Tip 8
▪️Don’t make yourself an easy target for theft this holiday season.
▪️Receiving packages in the mail? Take steps to ensure your purchases don’t end up under someone else’s tree!
#SeeSomethingSaySomething

#HolidaySafety Tip 7▪️The holidays are a great time to get to know your neighbors.  ▪️This includes the people next door...
12/20/2021

#HolidaySafety Tip 7
▪️The holidays are a great time to get to know your neighbors.
▪️This includes the people next door, across the street, and behind.
▪️Report suspicious activity and make your community safer.
#SeeSomethingSaySomething

#HolidaySafety Tip 7
▪️The holidays are a great time to get to know your neighbors.
▪️This includes the people next door, across the street, and behind.
▪️Report suspicious activity and make your community safer.
#SeeSomethingSaySomething

12/19/2021

#HolidaySafety Tip 6
▪Place space heaters 3-5 feet from combustible objects like blankets.
▪Plug all heating appliances directly into wall outlets, not powers trips or extension cords.
▪Do not use stoves or ovens to heat homes.
#FireSafety

12/18/2021

#HolidaySafety Tip 5
▪Carbon monoxide is the #invisiblekiller.
▪CO alarms should be installed outside each sleeping area on every level of the home.
▪Test CO alarms at least once a month.
#FireSafety

12/17/2021

#HolidaySafety Tip 4
Working smoke alarms significantly increases the chances of surviving a deadly home fire.
▪Install on every level of the home.
▪Change the batteries twice a year.
▪Replace alarm every 10 years.
#FireSafety

#HolidaySafety Tip 3▪Remember over the holidays not to advertise on social media when you will be away from home, it mig...
12/16/2021

#HolidaySafety Tip 3
▪Remember over the holidays not to advertise on social media when you will be away from home, it might lead to presents disappearing from under the tree.
▪Not all your followers may be your friends.
#CyberSafety

#HolidaySafety Tip 3
▪Remember over the holidays not to advertise on social media when you will be away from home, it might lead to presents disappearing from under the tree.
▪Not all your followers may be your friends.
#CyberSafety

#HolidaySafety Tip 2▪When powering your holiday decorations, it's important to use the appropriate extension cord to pow...
12/15/2021

#HolidaySafety Tip 2
▪When powering your holiday decorations, it's important to use the appropriate extension cord to power your display.
▪Check the cord’s wattage rating.
▪Don’t overload or overuse.
▪Avoid tripping or fire hazards.
#FireSafety

#HolidaySafety Tip 2
▪When powering your holiday decorations, it's important to use the appropriate extension cord to power your display.
▪Check the cord’s wattage rating.
▪Don’t overload or overuse.
▪Avoid tripping or fire hazards.
#FireSafety

12/14/2021

#HolidaySafety Tip 1
✅Inspect holiday lights each year before you put them on your tree or around your home.
✅Throw away light strands with frayed or pinched wires.
✅Turn your holiday lights off before leaving home or going to bed. Every. Single. Time.
#FireSafety

According to NFPA, U.S. fire departments respond to nearly 200 fires started by Christmas trees at home every year. A fr...
12/07/2021
Christmas Tree Fire: Watered Tree vs. Dry Tree

According to NFPA, U.S. fire departments respond to nearly 200 fires started by Christmas trees at home every year.
A fresh cut tree can consume a gallon of water in 24 hours.
Watering is critical. Fill the tree stand with water and keep it filled.
Never let the water go below the tree's base.
#HolidaySafety #FireSafety

According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), more than 200 home fires each year start with a Christmas tree. In this video, NIST fire resear...

Ring in the new year safely by following these safety tips.  #HolidaySafety #FireSafety
12/06/2021

Ring in the new year safely by following these safety tips. #HolidaySafety #FireSafety

Ring in the new year safely by following these safety tips. #HolidaySafety #FireSafety

Who are you going to call (in an emergency)???  Ghosts don't plan ahead, but you can.  Make your emergency plan today! ✅...
12/02/2021
Ghostbusters: Afterlife – English | Emergency Preparedness

Who are you going to call (in an emergency)??? Ghosts don't plan ahead, but you can. Make your emergency plan today! ✅
#PlanAhead
#MakeAPlan

A new partnership with Ghostbusters: Afterlife reminds people that whether it’s a ghost encounter or a natural disaster, it always helps to be prepared. Make...

Are you ready for a #winter storm?  Use this window of nice weather to #PrepareNow! #AreYouReady
12/01/2021

Are you ready for a #winter storm? Use this window of nice weather to #PrepareNow!
#AreYouReady

Last winter reminds us how impactful #WinterWeather can be, even in our neck of the woods! This week we will focus on #WinterWeatherSafety! 🥶 ❄️
Start by winterizing your home!
#txwx #lawx #arwx #okwx

#CyberMonday#HolidaySafety
11/29/2021

#CyberMonday
#HolidaySafety

#CyberMonday
#HolidaySafety

Connect with care. Do your online shopping at home, and make sure your home wireless network is protected. https://www.r...
11/26/2021

Connect with care. Do your online shopping at home, and make sure your home wireless network is protected. https://www.ready.gov/cybersecurity #BlackFriday #HolidaySafety

Connect with care. Do your online shopping at home, and make sure your home wireless network is protected. https://www.ready.gov/cybersecurity #BlackFriday #HolidaySafety

11/25/2021

Happy Thanksgiving Day
Stay Safe, and Be Blessed!!!
🦃😁

11/23/2021

Did you know: #Thanksgiving is the peak day for home cooking fires.

As you start preparing your holiday schedule and organizing that large family feast, remember, by following a few simple safety tips you can enjoy time with your loved ones and keep yourself and your family safer from fire.

#HolidaySafety #FireSafety #TTFD

Traveling for Thanksgiving this year? 🦃  Make sure to include the following in your emergency kit in your car before lea...
11/23/2021

Traveling for Thanksgiving this year? 🦃 Make sure to include the following in your emergency kit in your car before leaving home:

☑️Jumper cables, flashlight, bottled water & non-perishable snacks.
☑️Warm clothes & blankets.
☑️Keep a tank full of gas.

#SafeTravels
#HolidaySafety

Traveling for Thanksgiving this year? 🦃 Make sure to include the following in your emergency kit in your car before leaving home:

☑️Jumper cables, flashlight, bottled water & non-perishable snacks.
☑️Warm clothes & blankets.
☑️Keep a tank full of gas.

#SafeTravels
#HolidaySafety

11/23/2021
Don't forget to change your clocks this Sunday, Nov. 7, as we fall back an hour. ⏰ This is also a perfect time to check ...
11/05/2021

Don't forget to change your clocks this Sunday, Nov. 7, as we fall back an hour. ⏰
This is also a perfect time to check the batteries in your smoke alarms.

Fire safety tips: http://ready.gov/home-fires

#DaylightSavingTime

Don't forget to change your clocks this Sunday, Nov. 7, as we fall back an hour. ⏰
This is also a perfect time to check the batteries in your smoke alarms.

Fire safety tips: http://ready.gov/home-fires

#DaylightSavingTime

Do we have earthquakes in Texas? You bet we do!The Great Texas ShakeOut is an annual opportunity to practice how to be s...
10/21/2021

Do we have earthquakes in Texas? You bet we do!

The Great Texas ShakeOut is an annual opportunity to practice how to be safer during big earthquakes.

The City of Texarkana, Texas OEM is participating in the largest-ever earthquake drill in Texas, you can too!

Find out more by visiting: https://www.shakeout.org/texas/index.html

Learn what to do.
#DropCoverHoldon
#ShakeOut

Do we have earthquakes in Texas? You bet we do!

The Great Texas ShakeOut is an annual opportunity to practice how to be safer during big earthquakes.

The City of Texarkana, Texas OEM is participating in the largest-ever earthquake drill in Texas, you can too!

Find out more by visiting: https://www.shakeout.org/texas/index.html

Learn what to do.
#DropCoverHoldon
#ShakeOut

10/21/2021
NAT 30 spot_ECA

Today is the Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drill. Texas is listed as one of the Official ShakeOut Regions. Take a moment to become familiar on what to do in the event of an earthquake.
#DropCoverHoldOn

09/23/2021
09/10/2021
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09/09/2021

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COVID-19 is still very dangerous in Texas. The risk of infection is high. There are still serious concerns about hospitals and their capacity to provide medical care to all who need it.

↔️12,977 new confirmed cases (7-day avg)
⬆️224 fatalities reported (7-day avg)
↔️13,520 current hospitalizations

Get fully vaccinated for free and without ID, insurance, or an appointment. Go to CovidVaccine.Texas.gov to find vaccine providers near you.

The COVID testing site is CLOSED today, Saturday, Sept. 4th.  The testing site will reopen Monday, Sept. 6th at 9am.
09/04/2021

The COVID testing site is CLOSED today, Saturday, Sept. 4th. The testing site will reopen Monday, Sept. 6th at 9am.

The COVID testing site is CLOSED today, Saturday, Sept. 4th. The testing site will reopen Monday, Sept. 6th at 9am.

2nd Dose COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic Today - If you received your first dose of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine on July 22, at the...
08/26/2021

2nd Dose COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic Today - If you received your first dose of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine on July 22, at the Texarkana-Bowie County Health Center during the vaccine clinic held by the Department of State Health Services, your 2nd dose is due today.
The clinic will be held today from 10 am to 4 pm.

No appointment is necessary.

Please call 903-798-3250 if you have any questions.

2nd Dose COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic Today - If you received your first dose of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine on July 22, at the Texarkana-Bowie County Health Center during the vaccine clinic held by the Department of State Health Services, your 2nd dose is due today.
The clinic will be held today from 10 am to 4 pm.

No appointment is necessary.

Please call 903-798-3250 if you have any questions.

COVID cases seem to be on the rise in our area lately. If you still haven’t been vaccinated, here’s another FREE chance.
07/13/2021

COVID cases seem to be on the rise in our area lately. If you still haven’t been vaccinated, here’s another FREE chance.

COVID cases seem to be on the rise in our area lately. If you still haven’t been vaccinated, here’s another FREE chance.

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220 Texas Blvd
Texarkana, TX
75501

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(903) 798-3994

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Texarkana, Texas Office of Emergency Management (OEM) administers a comprehensive emergency management program, through coordination and collaboration with local stakeholders, the state, and federal government in order to save lives, protect property and safeguard the environment through a risk-based, all-hazard emergency management plan.

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Texarkana, Texas and Bowie County residents who have been affected by the recent flooding event need to report damages to the State of Texas Department of Emergency Management so that a total damage cost estimate can be calculated. If you experienced damage due to flooding after May 17, 2021 until the present, please visit https://damage.tdem.texas.gov/ and Click on “May 17-TBD, 2021 Severe Weather”. It is recommended that residents take multiple photos and/or videos of the damage to document and report accurately. The objective of this survey is to identify damages across Texas, to help emergency management officials across the state gain an understanding of damages that have occurred during recent natural disaster activity. Business owners or residents within the city limits that have suffered water damage should contact the City of Texarkana, Texas Inspections Department at (903) 798-3912 before repair work is started. The Texas Baptist Men Association has volunteered to send teams out to help with mucking out and gutting if needed. Contact (903) 798-3043 for contact information. For more information about disaster relief, resources and recovery, follow City of Texarkana, Texas Office of Emergency Management.
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