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Emergency Management

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The City of Hurst takes an all hazard approach to Emergency Management. This simply means that the City of Hurst Emergency Plan is broad in scope and applies basic management principles used by all departments of the City, to prepare for, respond to, recover from, and mitigate future emergencies that arise within the City. The "all hazard" approach to emergency management is the most efficient and effective method of preparing the City of Hurst for any emergency event, whether this event is a natural disaster, hazardous material spill, technological problem, or civil disturbance. Mutual Assistance Agreements with neighboring cities are used to augment City resources, along with the assistance of State and Federal Agencies. Use the menu under Emergency Management to visit the different pages related to the City of Hurst Emergency Management Plan, including:

KnowWhat2Do [Emergency Preparedness Website for North Texas]

Know What 2 DoThe North Central Texas area emergency management agencies have collaborated to develop a new disaster preparedness program - KnowWhat2Do - specifically for our citizens. Citizens will be able to gather information on emergency preparedness and request literature to help them be more prepared. Visit the site.

New KnowWhat2Do American Sign Language videos with narration in English, Spanish and Vietnamese.

At a minimum you should have: 1. A way to be warned of impending weather (NOAA All Hazards Radio is the best). 2. A plan where to locate in your house during a severe weather event. 3. A communications plan. 4. And three days of food/water/medications, flashlights and a battery powered tv or radio.

 Reasons Outdoor Warning Sirens are Activated:

  1. The National Weather Service issues a Tornado Warning or Severe Thunderstorm Warning with the phrase "Destructive winds in excess of 70 mph (or higher) are likely with this storm" for your immediate area. A community existing in multiple counties should pay close attention to the warning area.
  2. Trained spotters have reported a tornado in the jurisdiction, or in a neighboring jurisdiction that has the potential to affect your community. (Each community should determine satisfactory methods for verifying tornado activity reports).
  3. Reported hail of 1.25" in diameter or greater. (1 inch may be more appropriate for areas or events where large numbers of people are outdoors)
  4. Other emergency as directed by the community's elected officials.

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