Volunteers Sought for Disaster Training

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The Texas Department of Emergency Management (TDEM) will be providing FREE training for the Individual State of Texas Assessment Tool (iSTAT) survey and the Damage Assessment Tool on Thursday, September 15, 2022, from 10 am to 12 pm at the Orange County Convention and Expo Center located at 11475 FM 1442; Orange, Texas 77630.

This training will be provided to anyone that wants to volunteer to help their community recover after a disaster.

iSTAT survey will provide important information to help your local officials and other partners to help identify resources that may be needed in the community such as food, water, tarps, clean-up kits, or shelters. It will also identify if volunteer clean-up support is needed. This is why it is so important that all disaster-impacted households fill out this online iSTAT survey. We know that not all disaster-impacted households will have the capability to provide this information themselves, so we will need trained volunteers set up at a disaster resource center to help them.

After a disaster, it is important to capture all damages that have occurred to households and businesses and report those back to the Local Officials. The Damage Assessment Team will be made up of trained volunteers to help provide the information needed for the local jurisdiction to be able to report the damage summary outline to the Federal and State Officials. The information collected through the damage assessment team will determine if the state and local jurisdictions meet the mandatory threshold of $47,507,173.15 to get the disaster declared.

Click this link to register for this class,

For more info, contact, Michelle Tubbleville, Executive Director, Orange County Disaster Rebuild, at 409-745-9719.

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