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Nature's Hazards

 Home Fires

More than 2,500 people die in home fires each year, property damage exceeds $7 Billion. Are you prepared?
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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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Lightning photo courtesy of NOAA Photo Library

Thunder is nature’s warning sign for lightning. If you hear thunder, lightning is near and you need to seek safe shelter. [read on...]

photo courtesy of CDC  Zika Virus
Common symptoms of Zika Virus – such as rash, fever, and joint pain – are usually mild and last a few days to a week. There is no vaccine or medical treatment for the virus. During pregnancy, Zika can cause serious birth defects. 
Preventing the bite is the best protection – wear long sleeves, pants, and socks; drain standing water; use EPA-approved insect repellent; cover windows with screens; use air conditioning when possible. 
The City of Webster is practicing a proactive program including increased spraying and water treatment.
For more information on Zika Virus visit:

Emergency Preparedness
The City of Webster has an emergency notification service, Regroup Mass Notification, that enables officials to disseminate messages to thousands of residents and businesses rapidly through a single telephone call, text message, or email.
 Regroup sign up  Emergency Alerts Emergency Profile 
Webster's Mass Notification System
Greater Harris County 9-1-1 Notification System

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 Management
  • Harris County Regional Joint Information Center (Regional JIC)
Download the Preparedness App on Google Play or iTunes
  • 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
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 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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