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Help Your Neighbors Here In The Crossroads
Recent news stories of single-family fires here in the Crossroads region reminded me of the time my wife and I spent as volunteers with the American Red Cross Disaster Action Team in our previous home area of Northeast Arkansas. We saw first-hand how the Red Cross can make a difference in the lives …
Don’t Let an Emergency Catch You Off Guard

Here are some very timely and helpful hints from the local chapter of the Better Business Bureau on how to be prepared for an emergency situation:
In Texas, summer doesn’t just mean it’s time for vacations, it also brings hurricanes and the potential for severe storms. Hurricane hazards come in many …
Ham Radio Gaining New Respect
With smart phones, computers, and even landline telephones relying more and more on the Internet, what happens in a disaster that damages cell towers and other infrastructure?
Amateur radio operators spring into action. A method of communication--once thought to be dying off due to the increasing spe…
Powerful Video: Mayflower, AR Man Saves Injured Girl
This video will put a lump in your throat! After tornadoes ripped through Mayflower, Arkansas (near Little Rock) on Sunday night, neighbors jumped in to help with rescue and recovery efforts. This video shows Mayflower resident Nick Naylor's rescue of a severely-injured 4-year-old girl, and an …
Map: Where to Live to Avoid a Natural Disaster
From tornadoes to wildfires, floods to hurricanes, Texas has its share of natural disasters. But, have you ever wondered where in the Lower 48 states one is least likely to encounter such calamities? Well, of course, a study was done to figure out the answer to that question. Check out this map, and…
Video: Mayflower Arkansas Tornado Drone Footage
Having spent nine years in northeast Arkansas, the killer storms last night brought great concern, as we have so many friends there. Thankfully, the worst of the storms passed to the north of our former hometown of Jonesboro; but sadly, other areas were devastated. Check out this amazing aerial foot…
Mid Coast Hurricane and Disaster Conference
The 2014 Mid-Coast Hurricane and Disaster Conference will be held on Thursday, April 24, 2014 at Victoria Community Center at 2905 East North Street in Victoria, Texas. Doors open and registration for the conference begins at 8:00 am. The conference Welcome starts at 8:45 am. The General Wrap-Up Ses…
Help Your Neighbors Here In The Crossroads
Recent news stories of single-family fires here in the Crossroads region reminded me of the time my wife and I spent as volunteers with the American Red Cross Disaster Action Team in our previous home area of Northeast Arkansas. We saw first-hand how the Red Cross can make a difference in the lives …
Oklahoma and The Red Cross Need You!
Devastating tornadoes have left a path of death and destruction in and around Oklahoma City, OK.  Here in South Texas, we know how important the work of the American Red Cross is in times of natural disasters, and right now, the Red Cross needs your help!  How can you be a Red Cross &ldquo…
Help Your Neighbors Here In The Crossroads
Recent news stories of single-family fires here in the Crossroads region reminded me of the time my wife and I spent as volunteers with the American Red Cross Disaster Action Team in our previous home area of Northeast Arkansas. We saw first-hand how the Red Cross can make a difference in the lives …
The Red Cross Needs You!
Hurricane Sandy has left a path of devastation along the East Coast and surrounding states.  Here in South Texas, we know how important the work of the American Red Cross is in times of natural disasters, and right now, the Red Cross needs your help!  How can you be a Red Cross "h…

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