Monitoring the Tornadoes and Standing By to Support the State of Texas

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Denton, Texas, April 3, 2012 -- FEMA Region 6 Planning Section Chief Eddie Pack works in the Regional Response Coordination Center (RRCC) as tornadoes and severe weather move through the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Photo by FEMA/Stephanie Moffett
Denton, Texas, April 3, 2012 -- FEMA Region 6 Planning Section Chief Eddie Pack works in the Regional Response Coordination Center (RRCC) as tornadoes and severe weather move through the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Photo by FEMA/Stephanie Moffett


 
As severe weather and tornadoes move through the Dallas/Fort Worth area, we are supporting the state of Texas and have been in constant contact with our state partners at the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM).

We are actively monitoring the situation from our regional office in Denton, TX and we have activated an Incident Management Assistance Team to support the state, if needed and requested.

We encourage everyone to continue to listen to their local officials for information and instruction during and after the storms. After the storms pass, we advise community members to be careful when entering structures that have been damaged; to wear sturdy shoes or boots, long sleeves and gloves when handling or walking on or near debris; and to not touch downed power lines or objects that are in contact with downed lines.

While we have already seen damage in and around Dallas County, Texas, this storm continues to move and could potentially impact parts of Arkansas. Remember, as severe weather moves into other areas, continue to listen to your NOAA weather radio and local weather forecasts, and be familiar with these terms:
 

  • Tornado Watch: Tornadoes are possible. Remain alert for approaching storms. Watch the sky and stay tuned to NOAA Weather Radio, commercial radio or television for information.
  • Tornado Warning: A tornado has been sighted or indicated by weather radar. Take shelter immediately.

Again, please listen and cooperate fully with public officials.  We’ll provide more updates as needed.

Last Updated: 
06/16/2012 - 16:31
Posted on Tue, 04/03/2012 - 19:13
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Anonymous:

No one wants you guys around. Cut DHS and FEMAS bu...

No one wants you guys around. Cut DHS and FEMAS budget!
pj:

Anonymous, obviously you have never been in need o...

Anonymous, obviously you have never been in need of assistance. Your reply is ignorant. Thousands of people have benefited from FEMA in times of need. You are probably in the 1%
Anonymous:

You are correct PJ. As a Disaster Reservist, I&#39...

You are correct PJ. As a Disaster Reservist, I've never had anyone give back the disaster assistance they receive. FEMA's role is to help folks get back on their feet, but it won't rebuild a destroyed home. That is what insurance is for.
Netta Payne:

Gee, "Anonymous", its probably a good id...

Gee, "Anonymous", its probably a good idea that you stay anonymous with that attitude. As a former CR personnel and now a part of the National IMAT, I can't believe you actually made it into the role of a Disaster Reservist. FEMA's assistance is not dependent on whether a survivor has insurance or not. Insurance is the first line of defense. However, if you, as a good or even adequate reservist, is doing your job properly, you "inform" survivors about what FEMA might be able to do to make life a little easier for them going forward, and do so with compassion. Your job does not include to sit in judgment, nor is it in your purvue to determine or track what the survivors may or may not be "giving back". You probably should find another line of work and pray that you and yours never need the assistance or compassion of the people of whom you purport to be a part.
Anonymous:

I fully agree with Netta Payne's comment. Tal...

I fully agree with Netta Payne's comment. Talking from personal experience I have been on both sides of a particular issue and it doesn't help when "people of authority" just stand there and judge someone for what they have been through.

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