Emergency Management

Ready LC Plan. Prepare. Plug In.

Emergency management is a coordinated effort, involving local, state, and federal government agencies as well as volunteer organizations and businesses.

Within an integrated emergency management framework, these entities assist citizens and their communities to prepare for, respond to, recover from, and eliminate or reduce the effects of natural and human-caused emergencies and disasters.

How to Be Prepared

Make sure you know the environment risks that you are threatened by such as hurricanes, severe weather, and all other disasters that may occur. Take a pledge and be prepared, plan for the best and be prepare for the worst. In order to be prepared you must make a plan and get a kit together.

It can be a helpful thing to know before when bad weather or even hurricanes hit so that you can be ready for anything. If a large storm or hurricane were to hit, make sure you are insured for damages that may results from severe weather, like flood damage.

Community Emergency Response Team Information

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is a group of citizens that have taken training designed to help them and their families survive and be self-sufficient for 72 hours following a disaster. Training includes basic first aid, basic fire fighting, how to evaluate a damaged structure and safely search it for victims, how to communicate with local emergency service agencies, and more.

If you are interested in taking a class, in either Galveston County or Bay Area, and learning how to protect yourself and others we suggest taking a CERT class. Emergency management is a must when trying to keep a situation under control.

Check out our series of videos below in which Emergency Management Coordinator Ryan Edghill teaches you how to "Plan, Prepare and Plug in" in case an emergency.

Video: Plan

Video: Prepare

Video: Plug In