June 1marks the beginning of Hurricane Season. Houston/Galveston National Weather Service prepared the HURRICANE & SEVERE WEATHER GUIDE to help Gulf Coast citizens with resources and tips to get us all ready for potential storms. The NOAA hurricane forecast is for an above-average hurricane season with 13 to 19 named storms. It’s not possible to determine if any storms will impact us in La Marque. No matter what the forecast, it is important to prepare every year.
Click the image below to see the complete Guide or visit our Hurricane Preparedness page to check out the 2020 Guide by category.
The Office of Emergency Management is dedicated to upholding emergency management standards in the areas of preparedness, mitigation, response and recovery in order to save lives and protect property during a major emergency or disaster.
The City of La Marque Office of Emergency Management (OEM) is responsible for coordinating the preparedness for any major emergency or disaster affecting the City of La Marque. More specifically, the OEM is responsible for:
Coordinating the City’s homeland security efforts with other public safety departments and allied agencies
Developing, revising and exercising La Marque’s emergency plan and related plans in coordination with other City departments and allied agencies
Developing and maintaining mutual aid agreements with other municipalities and other governmental entities in the county and state
Managing the City’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) to provide a coordinated response to disasters and other emergencies
Planning, conducting and coordinating disaster preparedness exercises for City personnel and allied agencies
The Office of Emergency Management works closely with the Police Department to ensure vital information is communicated to the public as quickly as possible. Emergency information is disseminated in a variety of ways, including:
Activation of the CAER Sirens
Continuous postings on the City’s website
Emergency press releases through the print and broadcast media
Recorded messages using the Blackboard Connect system
Televised broadcasts on the Texas City/La Marque government access television station, Channel 16.