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What to do before, during, and after an emergency

Information from Billy Ted Smith, Texas State Association of Fire and Emergency District ( SAFE-D) President.


Are you signed up for THE STAN? Hurricane Season is here almost. Flash floods now…..


STAN CAN CONTACT YOU REGARDING LOCAL EMERGENCIES


Local emergency management uses STAN to send two types of messages to the public:


Emergency messages: In the case of an event that warrants public action, local emergency management can send emergency messages describing what actions need to be taken in response to the emergency.


Outreach messages: Additionally, emergency management uses STAN to send local notifications, or outreach messages, to the community, such as water outages, street closures or traffic notices.


STAN CAN CALL YOU AT HOME BUT IT’S IMPORTANT TO REGISTER YOUR CELL PHONE TOO


In the event of an emergency, STAN will call residential and commercial telephones in the affected areas. Since you’re not always at home, you can register to make sure you receive notifications no matter where you are. That way, if you’re at work and something happens near your home, you’ll know about it. Register here to sign up for cell phone notifications via voice or text, or to sign up for email notifications. You can also sign up to receive outreach messages.


After a flood event, we all want our lives to go back to normal. However, before making any repairs to your home, your community floodplain administrator needs to assess damages to comply with flood insurance regulations. Your home may have been substantially damaged, and – especially if your home is in the floodplain – it may need to be brought back into compliance with regulations to be in line with your flood insurance policy. Check with your local floodplain administrator to see what permits are required before starting repairs.




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