-Working together for our safety-
A Local Emergency Planning Committee or LEPC, is a partnership between citizens, local government and industry to enhance hazardous materials preparedness. LEPCs are mandated organizations that consist of emergency responders, industry, government, education, media, and community groups.
LEPCs were established to carry out the requirements of the federal Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (or EPCRA, also known as the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA), Title III) and related regulations for emergency response planning. EPCRA helps to provide notification and access to information on chemicals at individual facilities, their uses, and releases into the environment.
Local Emergency Planning Committees provide for joint emergency planning, training, and public outreach within the City of Corpus Christi and Nueces County, Texas. As a result, communities working with industry are better able to protect public health and the environment.
Outstanding Media Award - The Emergency Management Association of Texas held their annual leadership symposium and awards program on February 9, 2016 in San Marcos, TX. The awards program recognizes the achievements and hard work of the individuals, organizations and jurisdictions that have made exceptional efforts to further the field of emergency management and to ensure a whole community approach to preventing, preparing for, mitigating against, responding to and recovering from disasters... Continue Reading
Develop your own family (or business) emergency plan so everyone knows what to do. Involve everyone in the plan and give specific duties to each person. Practice the plan regularly!
Assemble a disaster supply kit that includes emergency water and food. The shelter kit should be checked on a regular basis. Check batteries for radios and flashlights. Make sure all your supplies are present.
An emergency can happen anywhere and at any time! Whether it is a natural disaster emergency or a chemical hazard, you need a plan to protect you and your family. In some emergencies, you may be instructed by local authorities to Shelter-In-Place.
When an emergency occurs, local authorities may call for residents to evacuate. When ordered to evacuate, it is important to remember: