Terrorism Flag

In December 2009, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security added Dallas-Fort Worth to the nation’s top ten terror targets.

 What’s invisible, odorless and colorless but can really make you sick? You guessed it—carbon monoxide (CO)! This potentially lethal gas is created when fuels (such as gasoline, wood, coal, natural gas, propane, oil, and methane) burn incompletely.

Even though allergies may seem like a bigger nuisance right now, it's a fact flu season is in full swing! The very best way to protect yourself and your family against the flu and its potential complications is to get this year's vaccine.

North Texas health departments continue to report flu vaccine is in plentiful supply. Check with your county's health department, your local drug store or your family physician to find out more.

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 An estimated 1,800 fatal residential building fires occur annually in the United States, resulting in an average of 2,635 deaths, 725 injuries, and $196 million in property loss. (source: U.S.

Winter Weather

 

WINTER WEATHER
Winter Clouds

At the first mention of a winter freeze, traffic and commerce in North Central Texas freezes too. Why? While colder weather brings a welcome change, most people aren’t prepared for it.

Vehicle Emergency Supply Kit

In the winter of 2010, hundreds of people were stranded on an iced over Interstate 20 in Weatherford for hours. If you’re on the road when an emergency strikes or you have to evacuate, you’ll want to have these 
supplies on hand:

  • Flashlight with extra batteries
  • First-aid kit and manual
  • White distress flag
  • Tire repair kit, booster/jumper cables, pump and flares
  • Bottled water and non-perishable food items
  • Seasonal supplies to combat weather condition like blankets, gloves, etc.
  • Local maps

 

Watches vs. Warnings

In advance of approaching storms, the National Weather Service issues watches and warnings for severe weather, providing much needed information to citizens so they are able to make sound judgements about the appropriate actions to take. Watches and warnings are broadcast over the radio and on TV. (see page Act.5 for more information).

 

 

Holiday Hazards

Celebrating Safe And Sound

Before you make merry, make sure you know how to keep yourself and your family safe during the holidays. Follow the tips below for a brighter (watch those candles!) holiday season.

 

Fire Safety

Holidays are usually filled with more cooking, home decorating, and entertaining—not to mention an increased risk of fire. To protect yourself and your family, follow these safety tips:

 

Special Needs Assistance Program

SNAP stands for Special Needs Assistance Program.  It is a database that enables Office of Emergency Management personnel to register residents with special needs so they can better plan for disasters. 

 

Individuals may register at www.snapforyou.org or contact their local Office of Emergency Management.