Emergency Management is the discipline of preparing for and reacting to natural and man-made emergencies, such as:
• Tornados, floods, earthquakes or wildfires
• An influenza epidemic
• Blackouts or hazardous materials incidents
• Terrorist hazards
The Town of Trophy Club is required to file an emergency plan with the state of Texas, and update it every five years. All Town management and emergency response personnel are required to complete emergency management classes through the National Incident Management System (NIMS.)
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The Town of Trophy Club has instituted TC Alerts, an emergency notification system that will send rapid emergency notifications to residents and businesses.
Residents will receive notifications directly from the National Weather Service regarding threatening weather in our area, as well as Town news from staff (if this option is selected). TC Alerts will also be the official “rain-out” line for sports events and Freedom Dog Park closings.
TC Alerts allows you to choose how you want to be alerted: app, text, email or phone. The success of this service relies on YOU. Having your latest contact information is the only way to ensure that we can contact you with notifications. Please sign up for TC ALERTS – it only takes a minute to enroll!
Being prepared for a disaster or emergency is everyone's responsibility. Know what disasters and hazards could affect your area, how to get emergency alerts, and where to go if you and your family need to evacuate.
One of the best things you can do for your family is to build an emergency supply kit. A basic kit may contain the items listed below, but you should customize your kit for your family members.
FEMA recommends the following items as part of a basic supply kit. Your supply kit should be tailored to your family’s needs (medicines, glasses, etc.). Don’t forget your pet’s needs!
- Water, one gallon of water per person per day for at least three days, for drinking and sanitation
- Food, at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food
- Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert and extra batteries for both
- Flashlight and extra batteries
- First aid kit
- Whistle to sign for help
- Dust mask to help filter contaminated air and plastic sheeting and duct tape to shelter-in-place
- Moist towelettes, garbage bags, and plastic ties for personal sanitation
- Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities
- Manual can opener for food
- Local maps
- Cell phone with chargers, inverter, or solar charger
Here are some helpful websites for being prepared in the event of a disaster or emergency.
Build a Kit - Everyone should have an emergency supply kit that has enough food, water and supplies to last you and your family 3-7 days.
|Make a Plan - Talk with your family about what you would do in an emergency situation and determine how you will contact one another if you are separated. Ensure each member of your family has access to important phone numbers and can turn off the water, gas and electricity at the main switches if necessary. Talk with your co-workers about evacuation and shelter locations within your place of business.|
|Stay Informed - Emergency Management and Public Safety Officials will be issuing important information that can not only help you protect your property, but save your life.|
Check out the related links to learn what to do before, during and after an emergency.
• KnoWhat2Do is our regional North Central Texas preparedness program. This program offers an abundance of information to enable your family to be prepared for any incident.
• Ready or Not outlines how to Make a Plan, Build a Kit, and Get Informed.
• Ready, Set, Go is an informative site about wildfires. A home within one mile of a natural area is in the Ember Zone. Ember fires can destroy homes far from the actual flame front of the wildland fire. Current wildland fire activity is shown on this map from the Texas Forest Service.
For questions about emergency planning, please contact Shawn Garrett at 682.237.2947 or SGarrett@trophyclub.org.
National Weather Service
Check the National Weather Service and Storm Prediction Center websites to keep an eye on potential weather problems. They also have information about buying a NOAA Weather Radio for emergency use.
- National Weather Service Weather Forecast Office Dallas Fort Worth
- NOAA’s National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center
- NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards
Outdoor Warning Sirens
The Town of Trophy Club's Outdoor Warning System consists of several outdoor warning sirens located throughout the Town (Harmony Park, Freedom Dog Park and at the intersection of Trophy Club Drive and Durango Drive). The sirens are designed to warn people who are in outdoor areas such as parks and sports fields of a possible emergency. Although you may hear the sirens in your home, they are not meant to be heard indoors. The sirens may be activated one at a time for a localized emergency or they may all be activated simultaneously for a town-wide emergency. The Outdoor Warning Sirens are part of an emergency system designed to provide immediate and valuable information to citizens.
What To Do If Sirens Are Activated
If you hear the sirens while you are outside, go inside and seek shelter immediately and tune to local media to get more information. Please do not call 9-1-1 for severe weather information. Call 9-1-1 only to report life-threatening situations.
The siren will produce a steady tone signal for three minutes. The sound will have a natural decrease/increase due to the rotation of the siren head. The sirens will only be initiated in the case of severe weather directly threatening Trophy Club as reported by the National Weather Service, a storm spotter, or certain Town employees. Sirens will be activated for the following conditions:
• A tornado warning issued by the National Weather Service
• Tornado or funnel cloud reported by trained SKYWARN storm spotters
• Sustained winds in excess of 70 mph
• Reports of hail larger than 1.25 inches
The Outdoor Warning Sirens are silently tested every day to ensure that the system is functioning correctly. Audible tests of the system are performed on the first Wednesday of every month at 1:00 p.m., weather permitting.
For weather emergencies, you may wish to purchase a battery-powered NOAA Weather Radio, and store it with spare batteries.
Find more information go to the Outdoor/Severe Weather Warning Sirens page.