With the recent rains, it seems to be favorable conditions to perhaps burn any debris piles on your property. Please see the safety tips below from Smokey the Bear!!
Always put safety first!
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This is a notice of the regular EOC Meeting on Wednesday, June 13th at 6pm at City Hall.
To see the agenda, click here: 20180613 Reg EOC Meeting Agenda
The following is a brief outline of how your family can be prepared for any and all emergency or disaster situations. In Spring and Summer disasters such as severe storms with possible tornado activity and hurricanes are a possibility for our area.
Your City’s Emergency Management Organization is always working to ensure that on a large scale we are prepared to handle any emergent situation that could befall the City. If a situation arose that needed public awareness we would endeavor to get you this information as soon as possible. We would send out an email through Blackboard and post any and all updates on our City website. www.simontontexas.gov
Your role in being prepared would be to;
1: Have emergency supplies on hand in case of power outage. This would include emergency candles, flashlights, nonperishable food and bottled water.
2: Have emergency phone numbers written down as well as any specific medical instructions that may be necessary such as medications or allergies.
3: Have an evacuation worked out with several scenarios; for example one for everyone being in residence, another for parents at work and kids at home.
4: Choose an out of state/long distance emergency contact; when local cell towers are down or clogged many times out of state can be reached. This person can act as a conduit for family in state to remain up to date with status checks.
5: Have a battery powered radio for availability to listen to local AM stations for emergency updates. The County broadcasts updates and critical information on AM 1670.
6: Ensure that your Emergency Management Organization and the County Emergency Management is aware of any special needs you may have. Example; non-ambulatory, oxygen, medical equipment that needs electricity. This information is kept confidential by both organizations but during an emergency this list is activated so your needs can be met without delay.
7: A plan for your pets; carriers, extra food, medication, or boarding plans. If you are evacuated your pets need to go with you.
8: Pack a go bag if possible in anticipation of an event. Include extra clothes and toiletries, medication, anything that would be necessary for a comfortable evacuation. Waiting until last minute causes stress and important items are forgotten.
www.ready.gov ; this is a FEMA site
www.readyhoustontx.gov ; this is local site
Hurricane Season is here and we want you and your family to be prepared! Below you will find a couple links to help with preparedness and resources for information.
The City of Simonton communicates with its residents and the residents in the ETJ through blackboard. Please make sure you and others in your household are signed up with the city. For each address, it can store up to 10 phone numbers and 4 emails. During an emergency we will send emails, texts and post on the city website www.simontontexas.gov .
In order to sign up, please send your NAME, ADDRESS, EMAIL (up to 4), and PHONE NUMBERS(up to 10) to firstname.lastname@example.org
And spread the word! Help get all of your neighbors on blackboard
Here are 2 helpful links:
Assembling a disaster supply kit is one of the easiest things that can be done before a disaster occurs and is something that is good for not only hurricanes, but also severe rain or winter storms as well as earthquakes and other natural disasters. There are plenty of kit checklists and even pre-assembled kits available for purchase; however, your kit should be tailored to meet the specific needs for your family. For information on assembling a disaster supply kit, please visit http://floodriskonthebend.com/2018/05/08/assemble-disaster-supplies-may-8th/.
This is a notice of regular EOC Meeting Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at 6pm at City Hall.
To see the agenda, click here: 20180509 Notice of Regular EOC Meeting
TIRE DRIVE!! GET RID OF OLD TIRES THAT HARBOR MOSQUITOS!!
Please click the link below for the May 5 tire drive hosted by the Fort Bend County Department of Health and Human Services.
Residents can deliver a total of 8 tires, however, only a maximum of 2 of the 8 tires may be agriculture tires.
Contact Public Health Emergency Preparedness (http://www.fbchealth.org/contact-us/) for any questions regarding the tire drive.
CRISIS COUNSELING AVAILABLE TO AREA RESIDENTS
Click link below for flyer regarding services available to our residents. Crisis counseling funded by FEMA.
This is a notice of the regular Emergency Operations Committee (EOC) Meeting on April 4, 2018 at 6pm at City Hall.
To see the Agenda, click here