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Flood Safety and Recovery


 

Safety is the number one concern when it comes to protecting citizens of Wharton. In order to be adequately prepared for storm events, citizens need to be made aware of some information. It is important to know the difference between flood WATCH and a flood WARNING.

 

A flash flood WATCH is flooding that is possible in your area. A flash flood WARNING is flooding that is already occurring or will occur soon in your area. The best time to make sure you are ready for the next storm event is before one is headed your way. Have the following emergency supplies available in order to be prepared:

 

  • Non-perishable foods and water containers
  • More than one flashlight and extra batteries
  • First-aid kit, along with any prescription medicine
  • Extra plywood (preferably heavy, pre-cut, and pre-drilled) to over windows.
  • Plastic sheeting (for water leaks)
  • Camera for photos of damage
  • Cell Phone with chargers
  • Copies of personal documents (birth certificates, insurance policies, pertinent medical information, deed/lease to home)
  • Extra cash

 

Smart 911

Smart 911 is a service the City of Wharton uses to send out a mass communication message to citizens.  The notification system enables us to reach anyone, anytime, for more effective emergency notification and community outreach

Receive timely notifications on your cellphone,telephone or email by signing up for Smart911.com by clicking the link below:

 

TURN AROUND DON'T DROWN!

 

Recovering From Flood Damage

Returning to your home after a major flood event can sometimes be overwhelming. The Federal Trade Commission have information that can help you pick up the pieces and avoid the pitfalls homeowners fall into after a flooding event.For more information on flood safety, please visit the American Red Cross or Disaster Assistance.

 

Additional Information

City of Wharton
120 East Caney Street
Wharton, Texas 77488
Phone: (979) 532-2491

Wharton Volunteer Fire Department
319 N. Fulton St.
Wharton, Texas 77488
(979) 532-4811 Ext 400

info@whartonfire.com

Wharton Police Department
1407 N Richmond Rd

Wharton, Texas 77488
(979) 532-3131

City of Wharton Civic Center
1924 N Fulton St.
Wharton, Texas 77488
(979) 532-2491 Ext 600
Wharton Emergency Management
1407 N Richmond Rd.
Wharton, Texas 77488
(979) 532-4811 Ext 570
 
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