Comal Emergency Management and Emergency Operations
The emergency management program for each Texas County is mandated
under Texas Government Code 481.02, requiring that counties identify and
address potential hazards and associated responses to specific events.
The Texas Government Code allows for a county to develop a program or to
participate in an inter-jurisdictional program with a local city.
Emergency Management Coordinator
Hazardous Waste Collection Day:
The scope of this discussion will focus on the general responsibilities of the Comal County Emergency
Management program and the associated Hazard Mitigation.
Hazards may be natural or manmade, most commonly consisting of threats such as severe weather events, wildfires, and acts of terrorism.
Naturally occurring hazards such as flooding and wildfire are the events most likely to occur. Terroristic activities, although relatively
new to the United States, are more spontaneous than seasonal threats and more difficult to anticipate.
Hazard mitigation planning is what emergency planners use to identify potential threats to a county or local community and apply resources or
coordinate efforts to address those issues. A few of the current mitigation plans identified for Comal County include receiving and housing coastal
communities evacuating from Gulf Coast hurricanes, evacuation and rescue of flood victims from local severe weather events, and wildfire
events occurring in rural portions of the county.