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September 24th, 2005. First responders survey the damage to a brick building
Saturday, September 24, 2005
Hurricane Rita, the fourth most powerful Atlantic storm in recorded history, made landfall—during a heatwave—with 120 mph winds. It struck and damaged two oil refineries, spooking Wall Street and driving up the cost of oil. Seven people were directly killed by the storm surge and winds.
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State Information

Texas Division of Emergency Management
Location: Texas Department of Public Safety
5805 North Lamar Blvd.
Austin, Texas 78752-4422
Mail: P O Box 4087
Austin, Texas 78773-0001

Texas Association of Regional Councils
701 Brazos, Suite 780
Austin, TX 78701

Local Information

Alamo Area Council of Governments
8700 Tesoro Drive, Suite 700
San Antonio, TX 78217
(210) 362-5296

Anderson County Emergency Management
703 North Mallard St.,
Palestine, TX 75801
(903) 723-7813

Arlington Fire Department
P.O. Box 90231 MS 04-0260
Arlington, TX 76004-3231
(817) 459-5503

Cameron County Homeland Security & Emergency Management
1100 East Monroe Street
Brownsville, Texas 78520
(956) 547-7000

City of Coppell Office of Emergency Management
500 Southwestern Blvd.
Coppell, Texas 75019
(972) 304-3507

City of Corpus Christi - Office of Emergency Management
2406 Leopard St., Suite 400
Corpus Christi, TX
(361) 826-1100

City of Dallas
1500 Marilla, Room L2AN
Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 670-4275

Fort Bend County Office of Emergency Management
307 Fort Street
Richmond, TX 77469
(281) 342-6185
email: oem@co.fort-bend.tx.us

Fort Worth Office of Emergency Management
1000 Throckmorton Street
Fort Worth, TX 76102
(817) 392-6170
email oem@fortworthgov.org

Galveston County Office of Emergency Management
1353 FM 646 W, Suite 201
Dickinson, TX 77539
(281) 309-5002

City of Grapevine Emergency Management
601 Boyd Drive
Grapevine, TX 76051
(817) 410-8100

Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management
6922 Old Katy Road
Houston, TX 77024
(713) 881-3100

Harris County Housing Resource Center
(713) 578-2055

City of Houston - Mayor's Office of Public Safety and Homeland Security
P.O. Box 1562
Houston, TX 77251
(713) 437-6867

City of Houston - Office of Emergency Management
(832) 393-0879

Hood County - Emergency Management
201 W. Bridge St.
Grandbury, Texas 76048

City of Live Oak Office of Emergency Management
8001 Shin Oak Drive
Live Oak, Texas 78233-2414
(210) 653-9140

City of McKinney Office of Emergency Management
McKinney Fire Department
2200 Taylor-Burke Drive
McKinney, TX 75071
(972) 547-2800

City of Mesquite - Office of Emergency Management
1515 North Galloway
Mesquite, TX 75149
(972) 216-6317

Northeast Texas Public Health District (NETPH)
315 North Broadway
Tyler, TX 75702
(903) 729-7780 - Anderson County
(903) 675-2092 - Henderson & Van Zandt Counties
(903) 763-0284 - Rains & Wood Counties
(903) 595-1350 - Smith County

City of Plano
Department of Emergency Management
4125 West Parker Road #16
Plano, TX 75093
(972) 769-4824
website: www.preparedinplano.com
email: dhs@plano.gov
facebook: www.facebook.com/preparedinplanotx
twitter: http://twitter.com/preparedinplano

City of Sachse
Office of Emergency Management
5560 Hwy 78
Sachse, TX 75048
Phone: (972) 495-1212
Fax: (972) 530-0426

City of San Antonio
115 Auditorium Circle
San Antonio, TX 78205
(210) 207-8580

City of Southlake
Department of Public Safety
600 State Street
Southlake, Texas 76092
Phone: (817) 748-8624
Fax: (817) 748-8317
Website: www.cityofsouthlake.com/
Twitter: http://twitter.com/SouthlakeDPS

Tarrant County Office of Emergency Management
100 East Weatherford Street
Fort Worth, TX 76196
(817) 884-1473

Texoma Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) Team
c/o Wichita County Sheriff's Dept.

700 Fifth Street
Wichita Falls, Texas 76301
(940) 766-8262
(940) 322-9465

Wichita Falls Independent School District Police Department
P.O. Box 97533
Wichita Falls, Texas 76307
(940) 235-1007

Washington County Emergency Management
1305 E Blue Bell Rd. Ste. 112
Brenham, TX 77833
Phone: (979) 277-6288
Fax: (979) 277-6289

Citizen Corps

Get Involved in Preparing your Community. Citizen Corps, Homeland Security's grassroots effort, localizes preparedness messages and provides opportunities for citizens to get emergency response training; participate in community exercises; and volunteer to support local first responders. To learn more and to get involved, contact your nearest Citizen Corps Council by visiting www.citizencorps.gov.

Texas State Citizen Corps
Texas Association of Regional Councils
701 Brazos, Suite 780 w
Austin, TX 78701

Localized Ready Programs

As part of the Houston UASI Region's Citizen Preparedness project, the City of Houston localized the Ready Campaign in May 2008. The program started with public service announcements for radio and television, print ads and a 15-minute "Are You Ready?" video. In 2011 and 2012, the Ready Houston program released the "Make the Call" terrorism prevention video series and the "Run. Hide. Fight." active shooter response video. The Ready Houston program continues to provide public disaster preparedness information through its website (http://www.readyhoustontx.gov) and social media accounts (http://twitter.com/ReadyHouston and http://www.facebook.com/HoustonAreYouReady).