Thursday April the 27th 2017
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  • The Victoria Office of Emergency Management will:

    Build and maintain the framework upon which our community prepares for, respond to, and recovers from natural, or man-made disasters or significant emergencies through...

  • Disaster Preparedness
  • FEMA
  • State of Texas Emergency Assistance Registry
  • Storm Surge Information
  • Victoria Emergency Notification
  • ...setting the standard by actively exploring new ways to prevent or reduce the impact or disaster, all the while integrating the lessons learned by our experience and best practices.

     

  • ...understanding to the best of our ability the hazards that our community may face, and striving to plan and coordinate effectively, focusing on effective employment of all governmental efforts, and the integration of private sector and volunteer organizations seamlessly into the planning process.

     

  • ...actively coordinating the efforts made immediately before, during and immediately after an emergency in order to save lives, minimize property damage and increase the effectiveness of recovery operations.

     

  • ...developing and implementing short-term actions which are taken to assess the damage and reestablish vital life-support systems; and long term actions to restore our community to a normal state.

     

 

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The Victoria Office of Emergency Management will:

Build and maintain the framework upon which our community prepares for, respond to, and recovers from natural, or man-made disasters or significant emergencies through...

  • ...setting the standard by actively exploring new ways to prevent or reduce the impact or disaster, all the while integrating the lessons learned by our experience and best practices.

  • ...understanding to the best of our ability the hazards that our community may face, and striving to plan and coordinate effectively, focusing on effective employment of all governmental efforts, and the integration of private sector and volunteer organizations seamlessly into the planning process.

  • ...actively coordinating the efforts made immediately before, during and immediately after an emergency in order to save lives, minimize property damage and increase the effectiveness of recovery operations.

  • ...developing and implementing short-term actions which are taken to assess the damage and reestablish vital life-support systems; and long term actions to restore our community to a normal state.

     

Wobbegon

 

NOAA's National Hurricane Center and Office for Coastal Management have worked in collaboration to produce a new video to raise awareness of storm surge.

 

Storm surge is often the greatest threat to life and property from a tropical cyclone, yet many people do not understand the term or the danger it poses.  Hurricane evacuation in the U.S. are primarily based on storm surge, not wind.  Many forget that most of the damage and fatalities from tropical cyclones are results of the water and not the wind.  A mere six inches of fast moving flood water can knock over an adult.  It takes two feet of rushing water to carry away most vehicles including pickups and SUV's.

 

The new video uses a "fast draw" technique to explain the storm surge hazard in an engaging and interesting manner.

 

Link to video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v-bBa9bVyKLP0

NHC Storm Surge resources website: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/surge/resources.php

Contact: NHC Public Affairs: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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  • Rick McBrayer, OEM Coordinator

    OEM Coordinator:

    Rick McBrayer

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  • David Gonzales, OEM Deputy Coordinator

    OEM Deputy Coordinator:

    David Gonzales

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  • OEM Program Coordinator/Emergency Planner

    Jennifer Bedford

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  • OEM Public Health Emergency Coordinator

    Jena West, M.A.

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