The next Economic Development Partnership Meeting will be held at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday,
October 1, 2019, in the Nancy Roberts Meeting Room at the Corsicana Public Library, 100 North 12th Street. Any citizen interested in the economic development initiatives is invited to participate.
• Economic Development - John Boswell
• Housing - Aric Bonner
• New Business - Jeffrey Lyons
• Downtown and Tourism
• Chamber of Commerce Update
• Good News - Mayor Don Denbow
• Foreign Trade Zones
(A quorum of the City of Corsicana City Council may be in attendance.)
As part of National Preparedness Month, another tool that is available to citizens is the emergency alerts sent from Navarro County and the City of Corsicana. If you haven’t registered to receive these emergency alert messages, do not delay – do it today. If they can’t reach you, they can’t alert you. Text the word “Navarro” to 888777 or use one of these two websites: www.navarrocountyoem.org or www.cityofcorsicana.com/317/fire. Or call these numbers:
903-875-3315 or 903-654-4958. These alerts are free.
Just a few weeks ago a lost two-year old girl was found by a neighbor who received the alert and went out to walk his pasture. She was located in less than ten minutes. You might be the neighbor that needs some kind of help, or be that neighbor that took action.
September is National Preparedness Month. Sometimes we go through our days and weeks in our regular routine, comfortable in our homes and vehicles, probably driving the same routes most days, not thinking about what could change in our environment in a moment’s notice. Each year in North Central Texas we have an average of 12 tornadoes, 258 severe thunderstorm events, 68 flash flood events and 5 people lose their lives to excessive heat. Are we really prepared? Here are some general tips to think about and practice.
- Make a family emergency plan that includes your pets and your neighbors. This communication plan should include where and how to reconnect and reunite when disaster strikes.
- Identify an out-of-town emergency contact who can let family and friends know where to find you.
- Get to know your neighbors and have a dialogue on what you will do during a crisis.
- Build a Kit: This FEMA message suggests having three days of food, water, medicine, and necessities on hand at all times.
- Build an emergency kit for work and your car – include a flashlight, batteries, cash, and first aid supplies for adults and children.
- Review your insurance policies and keep copies in a secure, waterproof location.
- Safety reminders for the holidays – check for damage before plugging in lights, don’t overload extension cords, and post a reminder to water live greenery daily.
- Make sure any space heater you buy carries the mark of an independent testing lab on the tag or sticker. Position heaters 36 inches away from anything flammable.
More information will follow during September about two excellent tools the City and County offer citizens.