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Nature's Hazards
Winter Weather

photo by gratisography.com
 
While Webster is known for its warm, sunny climate, we are not immune from cold, icy, winter weather...
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Flood

Floods. Photo by USGA

Floods are one of the most common hazards, striking single streets to entire states, often without warning...
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Home Fires

Home Fires Photo by WFD 

More the 2,500 people die each year in home fires. Many could be prevented by having a plan and practicing the plan. [read on...]


Emergency Preparedness
The City of Webster has an emergency notification service that enables officials to disseminate messages to thousands of residents and businesses rapidly through a single telephone call, text message, or email.

Sign Up for Connect-CTY Here! Receive Emergency Notification via Email and Cellular Text Messages.


Special Healthcare or Transportation Needs?  Call 2-1-1
For those with special healthcare or transportation needs, call 2-1-1 before a storm is threatening or visit the 2-1-1 website to register online. Operators will register those requiring special assistance. As a storm approaches, an assessment and evacuation plan will be determined.

Who Should Register?
  • People who have limited mobility
  • People who have communication barriers
  • People who require additional medical assistance during an emergency event
  • People who require transportation assistance
  • People who require personal care assistance

Call 2-1-1 or visit the 2-1-1 website to register.


Health and Safety
Additional information is available at the following websites...
  • Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),
  • Harris County Health (HCPHES)
  • Harris County Office of Emergency Managerment
  • Harris County Flood Control System (HCFCD)
  • American Red Cross (ARC)
  •
Texas Flu - stop the spread of influenza
  • Pet safety


Emergency: ARE YOU READY
FEMA has a website designed to educate and empower Americans to prepare for and respond to emergencies including natural and man-made disasters called Ready.gov.
The site asks individuals to do three key things: (1) build an emergency supply kit, (2) make a family emergency plan and (3) be informed about the different types of emergencies that could occur and their appropriate responses.


Learn how to prepare for emergencies before they strike at Ready.gov or America's Preparathon.



Joe Ferro
Emergency Management Coordinator - 281.316.3712
Joe Ferro, Webster’s first full-time Emergency Management Coordinator (EMC), began working for the City in June 1983. Ferro has held several positions, such as Water/Wastewater superintendent. 
 
As EMC, Ferro is responsible for the planning and implementation of the City’s comprehensive Emergency Management Program, which guides the City through each of the four phases of emergency management: preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation.
 
Ferro works as a liaison with the Fire, Police, Public Works Divisions, City Staff, and outside organizations to manage the distribution of resources for emergencies.
Joe Ferro


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