The routine of our daily lives can easily be disrupted by emergencies and/or disasters and each event can have immediate and lasting effects. People can be seriously injured, or sometime killed and property damages can run into mil- lions of dollar4s. The goal of the Humble Emergency Management Office is to prepare the City to respond to and recover from the effect of disasters and emergencies. This preparedness process includes providing assistance to those citizens who have been effected by the utilization of the City’s resources as well as the resources of the state and federal government.
As the need arises, additional support and assistance will be provided by agen- cies such as the Texas Division of Emergency Management, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Greater Houston Red Cross, and the Salvation Army. Along with these service agencies are dedicated volunteers who extend them- selves to assist the City when called upon. These resources are vital to the complete recovery effort of the City of Humble.
When emergencies occur, emergency management agencies (police, fire, EMS, public works, and health) are trained to respond to the areas effected by the event. It is the responsibility of all of us to be personally prepared to respond and manage the effects of a disaster. Humble’s Emergency Management Divi- sion has prepared self-help booklets and pamphlets to assist you in developing your personal emergency preparedness program for your family’s protection. Emergency Management staff members are also available for emergency pre- paredness presentations to civic groups and other organizations.
Remember, knowing what to do in emergencies is your responsibility. More impor- tantl , knowing what to do is the best protection for you and your family…