Smith County commissioners approve updates to emergency plan

Smith County commissioners approve updates to emergency plan

SMITH COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - Smith County commissioners approved an update to the county's emergency basic plan.

The Texas Department of Emergency Management requires the county to update the emergency plan every five years. The plan includes details on the county's preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation. This includes ways to handle any disaster that may occur in the county.

"The community needs to know that we as an emergency management office, is constantly working so if there are any tornadoes or disasters or anything that comes through, that we're constantly updating our plan," Smith County Fire Marshal Connie McCoy-Wasson said. "[We want] to let the community know that we are prepared."

McCoy-Wasson said there aren't any major changes to the plan, but they will continue to make decisions based on what is best for the community.

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