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 forms, including storm surge, heavy rainfall, inland flooding, high winds, tornadoes, and rip curr
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 see if you don't think that the benefits of life in Texas outweigh the "risks" here in th
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 Session ends at 4:30 pm. A Grand Prize Drawing for a gasoline power generator will be held at the end o
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 "hero?"
Hurricane Preparedness Week PSA
It’s National Hurricane Preparedness Week here are a few videos with  great tips and steps to use in order to prepare for hurricane season, which runs from June 1 to November 30. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) recently predicted that this year’s hurricane season in the Atlantic could see nine to 15 named storms...
News, Information, and Updates on Tropical Storm Don
With landfall of Tropical Storm Don expected to be Friday night, we will be using this post to keep you abreast of all the latest developments, warnings, and conditions in regards to this storm. As information becomes available, this post will be updated...