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

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.

FREE COVID-19 Testing beginning this Friday, August 27, 2021.  Location:  Texarkana-Bowie County Family Health Clinic at...
08/25/2021

FREE COVID-19 Testing beginning this Friday, August 27, 2021. Location: Texarkana-Bowie County Family Health Clinic at 902 W. 12th St., Texarkana, TX 75501.
Hours: Monday thru Saturday, 9am - 5:30pm.
Walk-ins Welcome or pre-register at allamericantesting.com.
For more information call: 214-556-8088.

FREE COVID-19 Testing beginning this Friday, August 27, 2021. Location: Texarkana-Bowie County Family Health Clinic at 902 W. 12th St., Texarkana, TX 75501.
Hours: Monday thru Saturday, 9am - 5:30pm.
Walk-ins Welcome or pre-register at allamericantesting.com.
For more information call: 214-556-8088.

🗣Just a friendly REMINDER, as COVID numbers rise, we all need to do our part in helping ease the strain of our emergency...
08/11/2021

🗣Just a friendly REMINDER, as COVID numbers rise, we all need to do our part in helping ease the strain of our emergency response system. Please refer to the guidance below on how YOU CAN HELP! Thank YOU for doing YOUR part! #staysafe

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08/11/2021

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FREE COVID-19 Vaccines to ANYONE INTERESTED!
The Texarkana Bowie County Health Clinic will be on campus Wednesday, August 11 from 8 am-11:30am to offer Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccinations to anyone!

For the second dose of the Moderna vaccine, the Health Department will return to the TC Campus on Wednesday, September 8th from 8am-11:30am to administer second doses for free.

No-cost testing is available at local health centers and select pharmacies:• Find a health center near you:  https://fin...
08/09/2021

No-cost testing is available at local health centers and select pharmacies:

• Find a health center near you: https://findahealthcenter.hrsa.gov/. Please call ahead to make an appointment.
• CVS Health: https://www.cvs.com/minuteclinic/covid-19-testing
• Local independent pharmacies (Health Mart: https://www.healthmart.com/store-locator.html, eTrueNorth: https://www.doineedacovid19test.com/, and TOPCO https://www.doineedacovid19test.com/)
• Walgreens: https://www.walgreens.com/findcare/covid19/testing
• Walmart (Quest Diagnostics): http://patient.questdiagnostics.com/LP=33

For local testing information, visit the Texas health department's website: https://dshs.state.tx.us/coronavirus/

This information was found at HHS.gov link: https://www.hhs.gov/coronavirus/community-based-testing-sites/index.html

No-cost testing is available at local health centers and select pharmacies:

• Find a health center near you: https://findahealthcenter.hrsa.gov/. Please call ahead to make an appointment.
• CVS Health: https://www.cvs.com/minuteclinic/covid-19-testing
• Local independent pharmacies (Health Mart: https://www.healthmart.com/store-locator.html, eTrueNorth: https://www.doineedacovid19test.com/, and TOPCO https://www.doineedacovid19test.com/)
• Walgreens: https://www.walgreens.com/findcare/covid19/testing
• Walmart (Quest Diagnostics): http://patient.questdiagnostics.com/LP=33

For local testing information, visit the Texas health department's website: https://dshs.state.tx.us/coronavirus/

This information was found at HHS.gov link: https://www.hhs.gov/coronavirus/community-based-testing-sites/index.html

08/02/2021

Today we honor the life and service of a 22-year officer of the Texarkana Texas Police Department, Lt. Clay McClure.

Our sincerest condolences go out to Lt. McClure’s family and friends, and all of his brothers and sisters in blue.

For those wishing to join us as we honor him, services will be live streamed at https://www.facebook.com/texarkanafuneralhome.

07/30/2021

I issued an executive order providing uniformity in Texas' COVID response—we must rely on personal responsibility, not gov't mandates.

Texans will decide for themselves whether they'll wear masks & open businesses.

Vaccines are the best defense & will always remain voluntary.

07/28/2021
Delta Variant Update

As the COVID-19 virus changes with new varients, so does the CDC guidance on mask wearing. Guidance was updated Tuesday, July 27th. Follow the CDC for the latest guidance and recommendations.

Getting vaccinated prevents severe illness, hospitalizations, and death.  Protect yourself, by getting vaccinated!!Find ...
07/28/2021

Getting vaccinated prevents severe illness, hospitalizations, and death. Protect yourself, by getting vaccinated!!
Find a free COVID-19 vaccine near you.
Visit: https://www.vaccines.gov/
Text your zip code to 438829
Call 1-800-232-0233

Getting vaccinated prevents severe illness, hospitalizations, and death. Protect yourself, by getting vaccinated!!
Find a free COVID-19 vaccine near you.
Visit: https://www.vaccines.gov/
Text your zip code to 438829
Call 1-800-232-0233

REMINDER!!  🗣 Today a FREE vaccine 💉clinic is going on at the Texarkana-Bowie County Health Department - located at 902 ...
07/22/2021

REMINDER!! 🗣 Today a FREE vaccine 💉clinic is going on at the Texarkana-Bowie County Health Department - located at 902 W. 12th, Texarkana, TX. Take advantage of this opportunity to help protect yourself and family. Questions, call 903-798-3250. The clinic hours are today from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

We hate that we're having to talk about the pandemic again, but sadly, cases are on the rise in our area. We just posted an update on our website, if you're interested, and we have a FREE vaccination clinic taking place tomorrow that allows participants to choose which vaccination they want.

Check it out! https://www.ci.texarkana.tx.us/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=303

07/20/2021

We hate that we're having to talk about the pandemic again, but sadly, cases are on the rise in our area. We just posted an update on our website, if you're interested, and we have a FREE vaccination clinic taking place tomorrow that allows participants to choose which vaccination they want.

Check it out! https://www.ci.texarkana.tx.us/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=303

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.

Please share this information.
05/27/2021

Please share this information.

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.

Residents are encouraged to report flood damages from yesterday's flash flood event.
05/27/2021

Residents are encouraged to report flood damages from yesterday's flash flood event.

Residents are encouraged to report flood damages from yesterday's flash flood event.

Are You Homebound and Want a COVID-19 Vaccine?  Just call 844-90-TEXAS (844-908-3927) and select Option 1 to request a s...
05/27/2021

Are You Homebound and Want a COVID-19 Vaccine? Just call 844-90-TEXAS (844-908-3927) and select Option 1 to request a state mobile vaccination team to come to your home. You can also text your ZIP code to GETVAX (438829) to receive addresses of nearby available vaccination centers. 💉

Are You Homebound and Want a COVID-19 Vaccine? Just call 844-90-TEXAS (844-908-3927) and select Option 1 to request a state mobile vaccination team to come to your home. You can also text your ZIP code to GETVAX (438829) to receive addresses of nearby available vaccination centers. 💉

Please report your flood damages to help the state determine disaster assitance needs across Texas. ⛈🌫🌪
05/26/2021

Please report your flood damages to help the state determine disaster assitance needs across Texas. ⛈🌫🌪

Did your home or property sustain damage from the severe storms & flooding that impacted Texas this week?🌪⛈☔️

If so, please submit your damage estimates to damage.TDEM.Texas.gov to help the state determine disaster assistance needs across our state.

05/26/2021

Mad respect for our Fire Fighters!!! 🙌 Thanks for ALL you do Texarkana Texas Fire Department!!!

05/26/2021

#TurnAroundDontDrown ⚠
#StaySafeTexarkana

#TurnAroundDontDrown
05/26/2021

#TurnAroundDontDrown

Several streets are flooded - including some that we don’t normally have problems. This is W. 7th at Robison Road (and it appears to be getting deeper).

We answered 33 rain related calls overnight where people had to be helped out of a bad situation. Don’t be number 34. 🤷🏼‍♂️
#texarkanapolice
#TurnAroundDontDrown

🎉If you were impacted by the February severe winter weather storm, TODAY is the DEADLINE for registering for assistance❕...
05/20/2021

🎉If you were impacted by the February severe winter weather storm, TODAY is the DEADLINE for registering for assistance❕🎉

📣If you were impacted by the February severe winter storms, you still have time to register before tomorrow’s deadline: May 20

💻Apply online at http://disasterassistance.gov
📲Call 800-621-3362.

http://fema.gov/disaster/4586

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...Torrential rainfall is also occurring with these storms, and may leadto localized f...
05/18/2021

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Torrential rainfall is also occurring with these storms, and may lead
to localized flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded
roadways. #TurnAroundDontDrown

Frequent cloud to ground lightning is occurring with these storms.
Lightning can strike 10 miles away from a thunderstorm. Seek a safe
shelter inside a building or vehicle.

These storms may intensify, so be certain to monitor local radio
stations and available television stations for additional information
and possible warnings from the US National Weather Service Shreveport Louisiana.

A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued for parts of Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas until 9 PM CDT

Flash Floods are possible over the next several days.  Follow US National Weather Service Shreveport Louisiana for the l...
05/18/2021

Flash Floods are possible over the next several days. Follow US National Weather Service Shreveport Louisiana for the latest weather updates. ⛈🌦☔️
#TurnAroundDontDrown

Finally, GOOD NEWS!!! 🎊🎉
05/13/2021
COVID-19 Vaccination

Finally, GOOD NEWS!!! 🎊🎉

COVID-19 vaccines protect against COVID-19. Get safety info and more.

05/13/2021

We know this sounds simple, but when people get desperate they stop thinking clearly. They take risks that can have deadly consequences. If you know someone who is thinking about bringing a container not meant for fuel to get gas, please let them know it's dangerous.🔥

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Texarkana, TX
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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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Are there any storm shelters for the public?
Is this page active?
Siren test today? It’s six after noon and I haven’t heard anything from the train station.