MESSAGE FROM THE CHIEF
September is National Preparedness Month. Our nation has set aside this month not just to remember the challenges we, as a nation, have overcome but to reinforce the need for all of us to be prepared for disasters and emergencies.
On August 28, the Texas State Operations Center (SOC) and the Disaster District Committee (DDC) in Beaumont were activated to provide support to the state of Louisiana during the run up to and landfall of Hurricane Isaac.
Just over one year ago, massive wildfires burned across Bastrop County. With the ongoing threat of drought and the blazing Texas heat, wildfires continue to be a threat.