Emergency Preparedness

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City of Bay City
Emergency Coordination Center

Matagorda County Hazard Mitigation Plan - Draft

Hurricane Preparedness

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2016 Community Safety Expo

The LEPC hosted a poster contest for junior high and high school students in conjunction with this year's Safety Expo, which took place on April 23, 2016. The Matagorda County Local Emergency Planning committee (LEPC) hosts a Community Preparedness and Safety Expo each year to provide information and educate citizens about possible emergency situations such as severe weather, fires, medical and hazardous material incidents. This year's winners are as follows: 

Grand Prize: Thi Vu - Palacios High School 12th Grade

Grand Prize Overall

1st Place: Jennifer Bui - Palacios High School 12th Grade

1st Place

2nd Place: Julie Landry - Van Vleck High School 10th Grade

 2nd Place

3rd Place: Kaine Garcia - Bay City High School 9th Grade

3rd Place

The following links are provided to assist you in emergency preparedness and homeland security.

Make a Planclick here button
You should plan in advance what you will do in an emergency.

Texas Homeland Securityclick here button
Be Prepared. Be Informed. Be Involved

Rio Colorado Chapter of the American Red Crossclick here button

Hurricane Season is Hereclick here button
Know your home's vulnerability to storm surge, flooding and wind.


Make a Kitclick here button
When preparing for a possible emergency situation, it's best to think first about the basics of survival.

Are You Ready?click here button
A Guide to Citizen Preparedness brings together facts on disaster survival techniques, disaster-specific information, and how to prepare for and respond to both natural and man-made disasters.

Tornadoesclick here button
The most violent tornadoes are capable of tremendous destruction with wind speeds of 250 mph or more

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