The LEPC hosted a poster contest for junior high and high school students in conjunction with this year's Safety Expo, which took place on April 23, 2016. The Matagorda County Local Emergency Planning committee (LEPC) hosts a Community Preparedness and Safety Expo each year to provide information and educate citizens about possible emergency situations such as severe weather, fires, medical and hazardous material incidents. This year's winners are as follows:
Grand Prize: Thi Vu - Palacios High School 12th Grade
1st Place: Jennifer Bui - Palacios High School 12th Grade
2nd Place: Julie Landry - Van Vleck High School 10th Grade
3rd Place: Kaine Garcia - Bay City High School 9th Grade
The following links are provided to assist you in emergency preparedness and homeland security.
Make a Plan
You should plan in advance what you will do in an emergency.
Make a Kit
When preparing for a possible emergency situation, it's best to think first about the basics of survival.
Are You Ready?
A Guide to Citizen Preparedness brings together facts on disaster survival techniques, disaster-specific information, and how to prepare for and respond to both natural and man-made disasters.
The most violent tornadoes are capable of tremendous destruction with wind speeds of 250 mph or more