Just as the Hasinai Indian girl named Angelina extended a "hand of friendship and welcome" to Spanish explorers in 1690, we welcome you to Angelina County, located in the heart of the East Texas pineywoods.
Angelina County Courthouse Annex
204 East Frank Avenue
P. O. Box 908
Lufkin, Texas 75902-0908
Emergency Management in Texas dates to 1951, with the passage of the Civil Protection Act by the Texas Legislature. The Texas Disaster Act of 1975 created the Governor's Division of Emergency Management (DEM). The Emergency Management of today is a multifaceted comprehensive program for dealing with all large scale emergencies and disasters. The Mayor of each incorporated municipality and the County Judge of each county is designated as the Emergency Management Director for each political subdivision. As the Governor's designated agents, the Mayor and County Judge may exercise the powers, on an appropriate local scale, granted the governor by the Texas Disaster Act of 1975. They may also designate a coordinator (EMC) to serve as an assistant. Political subdivisions may establish inter-jurisdictional agreements to manage and mutually benefit from local emergency management programs.
The Office of Emergency Management is responsible for the development and implementation of a comprehensive Emergency Management Plan. The purpose of this plan is to provide for an effective emergency management operation in Angelina County and the cities thereof in case of a national emergency, war, natural disaster, man-made accidents, technological accidents, or other major incidents. This Emergency Management Plan defines who does what, when, where, and how, in order to:
mitigate the effects of a hazard
prepare for measures to be taken which will minimize damage
respond during emergencies and provide whatever aid and assistance is necessary
establish a recovery system in order to return the community to its normal state of affair
Angelina County Flood Plain Management