BURN BAN IN EFFECT AS OF 01/23/2017
Emergency Management Coordinator
Flood Plain Administrator
307 North Gonzales Street
Cuero, Texas 77954
Countywide Emergency Notification System
Click the graphic below to register.
The residents of the cities of Cuero and Yoakum should contact their cities for registration.
DeWitt County Office of Emergency Management Facebook Page
Do not drive in to water across roadways. "TURN AROUND, DON'T DROWN"
There are no flood warnings in effect at this time.
For more information contact the DeWitt County Sheriff's Office at 361-275-5734,
or visit the DeWitt County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page
River Flooding Web Sites:
Hurricane Preparations: When a hurricane threatens your area, evacuating is the smartest move. Know where your family will go when evacuation orders are posted. Do not ride out a hurricane in a car. Do not take risks that would place your or your family in danger.
The American Red Cross is responsible for providing shelters; however, no Red Cross shelters will be provided in Dewitt County for hurricane evacuees. Peolpe needing shelter will most likely be directed to Red Cross shelters in San Antonio.
People needing transportation to shelters should register now by calling 211.
Hurricane Web Sites:
National Hurricane Center- www.nhc.noaa.gov
National Weather Service- www.srh.noaa.gov/ewx
Texas Division of Emergency Management- www.txdps.state.tx.us/dem
Flood Plain: The Dewitt Flood Damage Prevention court order is avaliable on the county's website. Any violation of the court order could result in a fine up to $500 per day. Contact the Flood Plain Adminstrator for permits.
Pipeline Safety: Pipelines and other underground utility lines crisscross our yards, neighborhoods and community. Because we can't see them, we seldom think about their location, potential hazards and tips for keeping the safe. Visit the Texas Pipeline Awareness Alliance website at http://pipeline-safety.org/ to learn more about the pipelines near your home or business. Access information in Spanish at http://pipeline-safety.org/espanol/.
NOAA Weather Radio is a nationwide network of radio stations broadcasting continuous weather information direct from a nearby National Weather Service office.
NOAA Weather Radio broadcasts National Weather Service warnings, watches, forecasts and other hazard information 24 hours a day 7 days a week. NOAa Weather Radio also broadcasts warnings and post-event information for all types of hazards- both natural and environmental. During an emergency, National Weather Service forecasters will interrupt routine weather programming and send out the special tone that activates weather radios in the listening area.
Who Needs NOAA Weather Radio? Public safety experts agree: the receivers should be standard equipment in every home. They are especially valuable in places that are entrusted with public safety, including hospitals, schoolsx and places of worship, nursing homes, restaurants, grocery stores, recreation centers, office buildings, sports facilities, theaters, retail stores, and other public gathering places.