In addition to town plans to deal with emergencies, it is everyone’s responsibility to prepare themselves and their families for these events. Help will be on the way, but may not reach everyone for up to three to five days. Go to www.ready.gov to learn more about what you should do NOW to prepare.
- Be Informed about what to do before, during, and after an emergency.
- Make a Plan to prepare, plan, and stay informed for emergencies.
- Build a Kit for disasters to be prepared.
- Get Involved and find opportunities to support community preparedness
Contact Shawn Garrett at 682-831-4630 for more information about emergency planning.
One of the best things you can do for your family is to build an emergency supply kit. A basic kit may contain the items listed below, but you should customize your kit for your family members. For more information about planning for different needs, please see FEMA’s website for the Preparing Makes Sense literature, or stop by the fire station and ask for a copy of the brochures.
FEMA recommends the following items as part of a basic supply kit. Click here for additional information. Your supply kit should be tailored to your family’s needs (medicines, glasses, etc.). Don’t forget your pet’s needs!
- Water, one gallon of water per person per day for at least three days, for drinking and sanitation
- Food, at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food
- Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert and extra batteries for both
- Flashlight and extra batteries
- First aid kit
- Whistle to sign for help
- Dust mask to help filter contaminated air and plastic sheeting and duct tape to shelter-in place
- Moist towelettes, garbage bags, and plastic ties for personal sanitation
- Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities
- Manual can opener for food
- Local maps
- Cell phone with chargers, inverter, or solar charger
Did you know that homes within one mile of a natural area are in the “Ember Zone”? Ready, Set, Go – Your Personal Fire Action Guide details steps to help defend lives and property against wildland fires.
Current wildland fire activity is shown on this map from the Texas Forest Service.
Telephone Notification System
Sign up to receive Town of Trophy Club and Trophy Club Municipal Utiltity District No. 1 announcements by phone through the Blackboard Connect system.
National Weather Service
Check the National Weather Service and Storm Prediction Center websites to keep an eye on potential weather problems. They also have information about buying a NOAA Weather Radio for emergency use.
Ready or Not? from the Texas Department of State Health Services offers planning information for Texans, including Evacuation Routes and Current Road Conditions.
Outdoor Warning Sirens
If you are outdoors in an emergency, you may hear the warnings from the outdoor sirens located near the intersection of Trophy Club Drive and Durango Drive, at Harmony Park, and at Freedom Dog Park.
The sirens are tested monthly on the first Wednesday at 1:00pm. They are meant to warn people who are outside and away from radio and television. If you hear a warning, go inside and check the television or radio for current information. Please do not call 9-1-1, non-emergency dispatch, or the fire station to inquire about siren messages.
For weather emergencies, you may wish to purchase a battery powered NOAA Weather Radio, and store it with spare batteries.
Emergency Management is the discipline of preparing for and reacting to natural and man-made emergencies, such as:
- tornados, floods, earthquakes, or wildfires
- an influenza pandemic
- blackouts or hazardous materials incidents
- terrorist hazards
The Town of Trophy Club is required to file an emergency plan with the state of Texas, and update it every five years. All Town management and emergency response personnel are required to complete emergency management classes through the National Incident Management System (NIMS.)