Wes Suiter – Director
Ricky Conner – Coordinator

 

Mailing Address

P. O. Box 908
Lufkin, Texas 75902-0908

Contact

Phone 936-634-8731
Fax 936-634-2258
Email

 


The Angelina County Office of Emergency Management invites the public to review and comment on the Draft Angelina County Multi-Jurisdiction Hazard Mitigation Plan (2018-2022). The plan’s focus is to reduce impact of natural hazards and covers Angelina County and Cities of Burke, Diboll, Hudson, Huntington, Lufkin and Zavalla.  You may view\download the document here.

Please send any comments, feedback or suggestions by filling out the Hazard Mitigation Plan Draft Comment sheet available here. Contact forms can be mailed to the Angelina County Office of Emergency Management at P.O. Box 908, Lufkin, Texas 75901-0908


Mission

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
History

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.

Hurricane Preparedness Information


Angelina County Flood Plain Management
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