Walmart, Sam’s Club announce winter weather response efforts to help those affected by recent storms

Up to $1 million in cash and product committed to support relief efforts in Texas, Tennessee, Louisiana and Mississippi BENTONVILLE, Ark. Feb. 19, 2021 – With the catastrophic storms, power outages and water shortages affecting Texas, Tennessee, Louisiana and Mississippi, Walmart, Sam’s Club and the Walmart Foundation are committing up to $1 million in cash […]

Governor Abbott declares power system winterization, related funding as emergency items, provides update on winter weather response

Governor Abbott declares power system winterization, related funding as emergency items, provides update on winter weather response

AUSTIN, TX – February 19, 2021 – Governor Greg Abbott yesterday provided an update on the state’s response to winter weather and power outages. As part of his update, the Governor declared a new emergency item for this legislative session. The Governor is asking the Legislature to mandate the winterization of Texas’ power system and for […]

EastTex Regional CERT to host free emergency preparedness training

EastTex Regional CERT to host free emergency preparedness training

UPDATE 1/19/21: The Jan 25 class was cancelled. CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) is a program through FEMA to help train and organize local citizens to help during disasters or other times of need. EastTex Regional CERT is sponsored by the Rockwall County Office of Emergency Management, and are an all-volunteer organization that helps local […]