Be sure to prepare your pets for disasters too!
Texarkana OEM administers a comprehensive emergency management program through coordination and coll
Be sure to prepare your pets for disasters too!
‼️‼️ Don't miss the opportunity to join the US National Weather Service Shreveport Louisiana - SKYWARN Spotter Training, TONIGHT at the Bowie County Courthouse, from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. This is the first in person class held in 2 1/2 years. Registration is not required.
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Disasters don't wait!
National Preparedness Month! Make a plan!
Whether you're traveling or right here in Texarkana, be sure to plan and prepare appropriately!
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The US National Weather Service Shreveport Louisiana, will be having their first in-person Skywarn talks, in about 2 1/2 years this Fall, and will be presenting at the Bowie County Courthouse in New Boston on Tuesday, September 27th at 6:30 p.m.
The public, neighboring jurisdictions, and stakeholders are invited to attend.
Let us take some time out of our day to honor those who lost their lives September 11, 2001.
Be proactive and get prepared today!
Our Office of Emergency Management wishes everyone a Happy Labor Day!
National Preparedness Month is upon us!
It's the official start of day of National Preparedness Month!
Follow along with us as we provide our best advice about the ways you and your family can stay safe and be prepared for disasters!
The “A Lasting Legacy" PSA from FEMA and the Ad Council reminds Americans that disasters come and go, but families can last through it all with the right pre...
Are you "weather-ready" for outdoor sports?
To review your knowledge on school zones visit https://virtualdriveoftexas.com/texas-school-zones/
Prepare accordingly! For assistance with cooling costs, weatherization or energy-related home repairs visit https://www.acf.hhs.gov/ocs/low-income-home-energy-assistance-program-liheap
Make sure you are taking every precaution!
Remember to always keep your pets safe from the heat! https://www.cdc.gov/disasters/extremeheat/pets.html
While Texas communities may see thunderstorms, rain, and even flash flooding to close out the week, the rainfall is not expected to make a significant dent in the drought outlook.
Texans: Continue to implement best practices for extreme heat, drought, and wildfire conditions!
Be sure to practice heat safety wherever you are.
Look before you lock!
Don't underestimate the heat!
Learn how to beat the extreme heat! https://www.ready.gov/heat
You can help prevent wildfires during hot, dry weather! Maintain your outdoor equipment to decrease risk of sparking a wildfire.
If you are using a lawnmower, avoid weeds, dry grass, and rocks.
Tips via Smokey Bear: smokeybear.com/en/prevention-how-tos/equipment-use-and-maintenance/how-to-prepare-your-home-for-wildfire
Heat related illnesses and death are largely preventable with proper planning, education, and action. Heat.gov serves as the premier source of heat and health information for the nation to reduce the health, economic, and infrastructural impacts of extreme heat.
Beat the heat!
Going to the beach? Be sure to recognize these dangerous factors.
Have you ever seen this sign on a building and wondered what it meant? If you know what it means, do you know where the AED is located in the building should someone task you with getting it??
Checkout this page on our website for a quick tutorial on how to use the Zoll AED Plus.
Photos from Texas Division of Emergency Management's post
The first half of this summer has gone down as one of the hottest summers on record for much of our area. You may wonder, how does this compare to the record heat of 2011? Currently, we are behind pace for the number of 100 degree days everywhere except for Texarkana.
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Hot and dry conditions across the state of Texas will create high wildfire potential through the weekend.
Today, the fire environment will support an increased potential for large wildfires that are resistant to control to occur near Wichita Falls, Fort Worth, Waco, Austin, San Antonio, San Angelo and Abilene. Portions of East Texas may be susceptible to large wildfires for areas near Athens, Tyler, Longview, Palestine and Huntsville.
“The job of our state and local firefighters becomes more difficult and dangerous under these circumstances, and we need Texans to be cautious of any activity that causes sparks and may ignite a wildfire," said Wes Moorhead, Texas A&M Forest Service Fire Chief.
Read more about current conditions here: https://bit.ly/3Ix2II8
Photos from FEMA Region 6's post
Bowie County Burn Ban Issued - Effective 07/11/2022 🚫🔥
The City of Texarkana, Texas Office of Emergency Management is conducting a survey which will help update the City’s Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP). This plan is updated every five years, as required by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
Residents, neighboring communities, business owners and stakeholders are invited to participate in the Plan update. Public comments are needed and encouraged. Scan the QR code or follow the link below to take you to the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/L6KBF79
Highs today will range from the upper 90s to the triple digits. This will push heat indices into the 105-110F range this afternoon with a Heat Advisory in effect today.
Don't miss this rare opportunity. Look in the southeast sky early Tuesday morning just before sunrise. You'll see Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn with the naked eye. If you have a telescope, you can see Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto too! The best time to see this will actually be the predawn hours of June 24th. If you get any great photos, send them to [email protected] or post them below. (Courtesy of US National Weather Service Shreveport Louisiana)
The last time the fab five lined up was back in March 2004 and will not align again in this way until August 2040.
Take advantage of this rare event by looking in the southeast sky early tomorrow morning prior to sunrise. You will be able to see Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn with the naked eye. If you have a telescope, you can see Uranus, Neptune and Pluto too. The best time to see this will actually be the predawn hours of June 24th.
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Learn more at: https://damsafety.org/NDSAD
Protect our great state by being mindful of activities that may start a wildfire this Memorial Day weekend. The start of summer is marked by vacations, outdoor activities like camping and grilling and celebrating holidays with family and friends – all of which could lead to sparking a wildfire.
Between 2017 and 2021, Texas A&M Forest Service responded to 3,682 wildfires burning 1.4 million acres. Almost half of these wildfires occurred during the summer months and the majority were caused by humans and their activities.
In Texas, 9 out of 10 wildfires are human-caused and completely preventable. The most common causes of wildfire ignitions during the summer months are debris burning and equipment use, which includes parking in dry grass and dragging trailer chains.
If pulling a boat or camper this weekend, make sure the tow chains are properly connected and not dragging on the roadway creating sparks. Read more: https://bit.ly/3wXgD58
Have a plan in case a warning is issued for your location!
A Wind Advisory remains in effect until 1 pm this afternoon for portions of extreme Eastern TX, all of Southwest AR and North LA. South winds 20-30 mph with gusts to 40-50 mph will be possible ahead of a line of strong to severe storms that will shift east across the area.
Texas: Always listen to your local officials and review your evacuation routes in case you must evacuate due to the wildfires.
☑️ Remember to have digital copies of important documents and remove flammable debris within 30 feet of your home.
More tips: ready.gov/wildfires
Wildfire Update – March 18, 2022 5:15 am
Texas A&M Forest Service and Texas Intrastate Fire Mutual Aid System (TIFMAS) firefighters worked alongside local responding agencies overnight on several wildfires that ignited yesterday.
Strong winds and critically dry grasses contributed to extreme fire behavior and rapid rates of spread across the landscape. Fire crews continued to focus on life safety and structure protection as well as constructing containment lines where possible.
- Eastland Complex, Eastland County - est. 39,883 acres, 2% contained
- Chico Lane Fire, Reagan County - est. 8,000 acres, 80% contained
- Edmunson Fire, Sterling County - est. 3,878 acres, 75% contained
- Hollywood Fire, Randall County - 166 acres, 90% contained
- Crews Gap Fire, Runnels County - est. 7,500 acres, 80% contained
- Burr Fire, Maverick County - est. 3,500 acres, 95% contained
Contained Fires (100%):
- Wells Fire, Archer County - 98 acres
- Los Olmos Fire, Kleberg County - 99 acres
- 3 Oaks Fire, Mills County - 3,512 acres
To view the Texas A&M Forest Service statewide active fire response map, navigate to https://public.tfswildfires.com.
For frequent incident updates, visit https://twitter.com/AllHazardsTFS.
The above information, and information on our Twitter page, reflects fires to which Texas A&M Forest Service is responding.
📷 Fire shows at night on the Eastland Complex in Eastland County on March 17, 2022. Photo courtesy of Matthew Whelan/TAMFS.
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