Emergency Preparedness Planning Meeting Being Held – Public Encouraged to Attend

San Jacinto County's Office of Emergency Management is holding a second public meeting on Monday, December 5, 2016 at 6:00 pm to discuss creating a Long Term Recovery Group. The group, working with the county and FEMA, consists of state and local Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOADs) and Community Organizations Active in Disaster (COADs), all working to help storm survivors with unmet needs.

Long-term recovery groups are independent of FEMA or any other federal agency and consist of a coalition of organizations ranging from the national to the neighborhood level. Their role is to help meet remaining needs of survivors after they have maximized state and federal funds available to them.

Long-term recovery groups typically include federal partners, voluntary agencies and grassroots organizations. These partnerships require close coordination to address community needs, distribute resources and to help restore vital support systems – health, social, economic and environmental systems, among others.

The Long Term Recovery Group can coordinate with volunteers from around the area and the nation to help residents lives get back to normal after a disaster. It can solicit donations of money, manpower, and material to help the San Jacinto residents.
San Jacinto County Emergency Management Director, Judge John Lovett, is working to proactively help those living in the county to recover after a disaster, whether it be a flood, hurricane, tornado or drought.

The meeting will be held in the Election Administration Building located at 51 E. Pine Ave., Coldspring, TX 77331. Contact Josh Brogdon in the Emergency Management Office at 936-653-3395 for additional information.