EMERGENCY CONTACT NUMBERS
Emergencies - call 911
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) - chemical and oil spills, hazardous waste
Call the National Response Center 1-800-424-8802 (24 hours a day every day). For those without 800 access call 1-202-267-2675.
Poison Control Center - Pesticides and Poisons
Why should I call the poison center at 1-800-222-1222?
The poison experts are at the poison center, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. When your health care provider has a question about poisons, he or she probably calls the poison center too.
When you call the poison center for a poison emergency, your problem can probably be taken care of over the phone. This is much faster and cheaper than calling an ambulance and going to the emergency room.
If you do need hands-on care, the poison center will call an ambulance for you, give treatment advice to the ambulance crew, then call the emergency department so they're ready for your arrival.
Additional resource: National Pesticide Information Center: 1-800-858-7378. access, please call 202-267-2675.
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EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT OPERATIONS
Emergency Management Operations may be conducted as short term or long term responses to incidents of violence or natural or man-made disasters.
Although, in accordance with Federal and State laws and regulations, the City of Edna, by and through its City Council, is an emergency management entity, it operates under a consolidated Jackson
County Emergency Management Plan. Depending on the type and extent of an emergency, the City may respond to the emergency with its resources or with the consolidated resources of Jackson
County and other entities.
In response to an emergency situation and pursuant to State law, the Mayor of Edna or the Jackson County Judge, as chief elected officials, or the City Council or the Commissioners' Court, as elected
governing bodies, have the authority to request that the Governor issue an Emergency Declaration or a Disaster Declaration for the City or a part thereof. The Mayor of Edna and/or the Jackson County
Judge have the authority to issue evacuation orders for all or part of the City of Edna.
The Jackson County Emergency Management Coordinator is the principal emergency operations agent for Jackson County and the City Manager
is the principal emergency operations agent for the City of Edna. Emergency operations for both the County and the City will be coordinated and conducted, primarily, from the Jackson County Emergency
For any emergency, the predominant response in the first 24-72 hours of an emergency will come from local resources. Thereafter State and Federal response and assistance is anticipated under the provisions
of the National Response Plan (NRP).
On site response operations to an emergency will be conducted in accordance with the provisions of the National Incident Management System (NIMS).
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EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT MESSAGES
Additional Information Contact:
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REVERSE 911 ALERT NOTIFICATION SYSTEM
INTERACTIVE COMMUNITY NOTIFICATION
The Jackson County REVERSE
911 (R911) system is a computer-based program
that can send emergency messages using a
combination of database and Geographic
Information System (GIS) mapping technologies.
The system can quickly target a precise
geographic area and saturate it with thousands
of calls. Reverse 911 offers a variety of
options that allow Jackson County Officials to
custom build an outbound session that will
telephonically distribute information throughout
The REVERSE 911 system
utilizes a computer database that should already
include all of the published and non-published
landline telephone numbers in this County.
Jackson County residents who have recently
obtained a new telephone number, or changed
their old one, should register that number.
Jackson County residents who would rather
receive emergency notifications on their
cellular telephones, and those telephones are
continuously monitored, may register that number
instead of their home phone or business
telephone number. All other should not need to
register. For purposes of speedy notifications,
only one telephone number per address will be
used in the database.
To register your number
please go to the home page of this website and
select the Reverse 911 Button and fill out the
application. After completing the
application you may select submit and it will be
sent directly to Reverse 911 Database to be
entered into the system. If you have
any questions regarding Reverse 911 please
contact Lori McLennan at the Edna Police
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SECURITY ALERT SYSTEMS - CURRENT THREAT INFORMATION
United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Advisory System Website:
Click on link:
State of Texas Homeland Security (THS) Advisory System Website:
Click on link:
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EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSE RESOURCES
While hurricanes and severe weather are of concern for the City of Edna and Jackson County, there are other emergencies that can effect the community and its residents.
The following website links provide information on planning for and responding to weather and other emergency situations that could cause local or more widespread disasters.
National Hurricane Center
Website provides up-to-date information on hurricanes and tropical storms. The mission of the National Hurricane Center is to save lives, mitigate property
loss, and improve economic efficiency by issuing the best watches, warnings, forecasts and analyses of hazardous tropical weather, and by increasing
understanding of these hazards.
National Weather Service
Website provides up-to-date information on the current weather. The mission of the National Weather Service (NWS) is to provide weather, hydrologic,
and climate forecasts and warnings for the United States, its territories, adjacent waters and ocean areas, for the protection of life and property and the enhancement
of the national economy.
NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards (NWR)
NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards (NWR) is a nationwide network of radio stations broadcasting continuous weather information directly from a nearby National Weather
Service office . NWR broadcasts National Weather Service warnings, watches, forecasts and other hazard information 24 hours a day.
Working with the Federal Communication Commission's (FCC) Emergency Alert System , NWR is an "All Hazards" radio network, making it your single source for comprehensive
weather and emergency information.
NWR stations serving the City of Edna and Jackson County area are:
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General Services Administration (GSA) FirstGov.gov
Operated by the General Services Administration, FirstGov.gov TM is the U.S. government's official web portal for access to the various agencies
and programs of the Federal government. Within FirstGov is a wealth of resource information for emergency preparations and individual protection.
Department of Homeland Security (DHS) DisasterHelp.gov
DisasterHelp is Federal initiative aimed at greatly enhancing Disaster Management on an interagency and intergovernmental basis.
DisasterHelp uses information technology to improve the delivery of disaster assistance information and services by creating a single Internet-based portal to serve the public's
requirement for assistance, and the government's requirement to provide disaster information and services. The public side of the portal is a single location where public and private
businesses can easily access disaster information and services provided by government agencies and non-governmental organizations.
The government side of the portal will provide a layered, secure environment that provides access to disaster information made available from government and non-governmental
organizations, and the means to securely exchange sensitive information relating to disaster preparedness, response, mitigation and recovery. Government emergency managers will be
able to use the portal to monitor major disaster and national security events, coordinate Federal, State, and private organization responses, and collaborate on damage assessments and summaries.
Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Ready.gov
Ready.gov is the DHS website that provides Federal emergency planning and response information for the nation.
The website also has information for disabled and elderly Americans.
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
FEMA's continuing mission is to lead the effort to prepare the nation for all hazards and effectively manage federal response and recovery efforts following any national incident.
FEMA also initiates proactive mitigation activities, trains first responders, and manages the National Flood Insurance Program.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
The CDC website provides information on health and safety. As America has entered a new millennium, new health and safety challenges have emerged:
(1) Emerging infectious diseases (SARS, monkeypox, pandemic influenza), (2) Terrorism, (3) Environmental threats (hurricanes, wildfires, toxic chemical spills),
(4) Aging population, and (5) Lifestyle choices (tobacco use, poor nutrition, lack of physical fitness). The CDC is adapting to meet these new challenges with new
strategies, innovations, and goals to protect and improve health.
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
While the primary mission of NIOSH is to to make workplaces free from hazards that can injure, sicken, and kill, the NIOSH websites provide a wealth of
information that is applicable to both man-made and natural disasters.
National Institute of Health (NIH)
The NIH Division of Emergency Preparedness and Coordination (DEPC) is the principal emergency planning resource for the NIH and is responsible for coordinating
all NIH resources essential to emergency planning and preparedness functions. This includes serving as the NIH Emergency Coordinator with state offices and with
national emergency response organizations under the leadership of the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and the Federal Emergency Management
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Within the EPA website are links to information relevant to man-made disasters (chemical spills, etc.); natural disasters (hurricanes, floods, etc) and community and
personal disasters (water contamination, sewer/septic tank issues, food contamination, etc).
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Governor's Division of Emergency Management (GDEM)
Governor's Division Of Emergency Management (GDEM) is charged with carrying out a comprehensive all-hazard emergency management program for the State and
for assisting cities, counties, and state agencies in planning and implementing their emergency management programs. GDEM is also responsible for supporting development
of the Governor's Homeland Security Strategy and implementing programs and projects to achieve state homeland security goals and objectives. The Division serves as the
State Administrative Agency (SAA) for US Department of Homeland Security homeland security grant programs.
GDEM Website: http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/dem/pages/index.htm
Other websites of emergency management interest are:
State Situation Reports: http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/dem/sitrepindex.htm
Texas Homeland Security: http://www.texashomelandsecurity.com
Texas Online Emergency Portal
The Texas Online Emergency Portal website is provided by the State of Texas and is an excellent source of information for citizens planning for an emergency or experiencing
an emergency. The website deals primarily with large scale emergencies; but, does include links to other resources for personal and group emergencies.
Current Situation Update
Preparing for a Storm
Getting Assistance for Special Needs
Evacuating to Safety
Accessing Government Resources
Dealing with Other Emergencies
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American Red Cross
Red Cross disaster relief focuses on meeting people's immediate emergency disaster-caused needs. When a disaster threatens or strikes, the Red Cross provides shelter,
food, and health and mental health services to address basic human needs. In addition to these services, the core of Red Cross disaster relief is the assistance given to
individuals and families affected by disaster to enable them to resume their normal daily activities independently.
Complete Emergency Preparedness Resource
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DIAL-211: EVACUATION ASSISTANCE SYSTEM
Evacuations and Special Health Care Needs: Dial 2-1-1 to register for a ride
If you live in a hurricane EVACUATION ZONE, and you have special health care or transportation needs, you need to make extra efforts to get ready for hurricane season. Hurricane season
officially begins June 1 and continues through November 30.
It is critical that you begin now to make your evacuation plans, prepare an emergency kit and learn evacuation routes. This should be done well in advance.
Operators answering the phones at 2-1-1 are prepared to help you register for transportation and special assistance now, before hurricane season begins.
If you have special health care needs, register by dialing 2-1-1: Gulf coast residents with special health care needs (including those who are disabled or medically fragile) who live in evacuation zones and do not
have friends or family to help in an evacuation should register for a ride in advance by dialing 2-1-1. The 2-1-1 registry must be dialed IN ADVANCE. Do not wait until a storm is in the Gulf to register for assistance.
This service is for people who cannot drive themselves or make transportation arrangements.
If you need transportation, register with 2-1-1: If you do not have a car or other vehicle, and you cannot get a ride with friends, neighbors or family, register IN ADVANCE for a ride by dialing 2-1-1.
If you are interested in registering and you want to find out whether you are living in an evacuation zone, dial 2-1-1 for information.
Hurricane Preparedness tips on the web:
For more information:
Governor's Division of Emergency Management Website: www.txdps.state.tx.us/dem
FEMA website www.Ready.gov or www.redcross.org
contact Mary Lenz or William Ayres at (512) 424-2138 or visit GDEM's Web site: www.txdps.state.tx.us/dem; or
contact the Jackson County Emergency Management Coordinator at (361)-782-3398
or Email: email@example.com
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HURRICANE EVACUATION MAPS
Map Set Printable Version
- Inland Evacuation Map - Matagorda Study Area
- Matagorda Area Evacuation Map
- Jackson County Evacuation Map
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