Emergency Preparedness

Topics: Emergency management, Galveston County, Texas, Galveston, Texas Pages: 3 (912 words) Published: September 4, 2010
Running Head: IMPROVING FLOOD EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS 1

Improving Flood Emergency Preparedness in League City

Abstract
This paper explores a vital need to the residents of League City in regards to flood emergency response. Based on online research from the City of League City Mitigation Plan, Galveston County Mitigation Plan, and The Council for Excellence in Government, a local flood preparedness campaign focusing on a coordinated community emergency preparedness educational class is recommended. While there are many resources in place for League City residents in regards to emergency management, a problem lies in the lack of knowledge residents have about this information. This paper examines how a local flood preparedness campaign focusing on a coordinated community emergency preparedness class will improve preparedness in League City.

Improving Flood Emergency Preparedness in League City
A local flood preparedness campaign with focus on a coordinated community emergency preparedness conference is recommended to assist the residents of League City in the event of a flood. Floods have been and continue to be the most frequent, destructive, and costly natural hazard facing not only League City, but the state of Texas as well. Flooding accounts for 91 percent of all recorded damages in the State of Texas (Galveston County Office of Emergency Management, 2009). The League City Mitigation Planning Committee (LPMPC, 2010), reports storm surges have the potential to affect up to 90 percent of League City’s footprint. In the event of such situations, many of the communities’ resources will be unavailable to its residents. The community must be made aware of safe alternatives for shelter, evacuation routes, and the safe way to prepare themselves and property from danger. According to League City’s Mitigation Planning Committee (LPMPC) (2010), the city is evenly divided between two major watersheds and in close...
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