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Emergency Management

Billy Jordan Jr

Emergency Management Coordinator

Floodplain Administrator 

Safety Coordinator


307 North Gonzales St.

Cuero, TX  779545

361-275-0878 (Phone) 
361-275-0943 (Fax)

A Burn Ban is in effect in DeWitt County as of 12:01 A.M. on June 15, 2024. -

Order #2024-025

  • DeWitt County CodeRED

    DeWitt County Office of Emergency Management utilizes the CodeRed Mass Notification System to deliver geo-targeted, time-sensitive alerts. Notifications an be sent via email, SMS, voice, mobile app push notifications, IPAWS and more depending on the severity of the situation.

    Click the CodeRed picture to the left to register. Find the video below for an overview of the system. Thank you.

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  • State of Texas Emergency Assistance Registry (STEAR)

    Who should Register?

    People with Access and Functional needs such as individuals with limited mobility, with communication barriers, who require additional medical assistance during an emergency, transportation assistance and who require personal care assistance.

    Do you or anyone you know need some assistance during times of an emergency event? The state of Texas presents the STEAR program. The STEAR program is a free registry that provides local emergency planners and emergency responders with additional information on the needs in their community. Texas communities use the registry information in different ways. Registering yourself in the STEAR registry DOES NOT guarantee that you will receive a specific service during an emergency. Available services will vary by community. 

    Click on the STEAR picture to the left to register.

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    Individual State of Texas Assistance Tool (iSTAT)

    The Individual State of Texas Assistance Tool (iSTAT) is a tool hosted by the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) that allows individuals to report damages to private homes and businesses, and assists emergency management officials in assessing damages that occurred. This data will determine if the state of Texas and our communities meet federal thresholds for disaster assistance. The survey, available in both English and Spanish, can be accessed by visiting: damage.tdem.texas.gov. Reporting damages to the Texas Division of Emergency Management is a voluntary activity, is not a substitute for reporting damage to an insurance agency, and does not guarantee disaster relief assistance. 

    Please click on the pictures to the left to access more about this great tool. 

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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:

Guadalupe River Near Cuero Gauge

National Weather Service - Cuero
National Weather Service - Victoria

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. People 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:

Flood Plain: The DeWitt County Flood Damage Prevention Court Order is available 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 Administrator 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 to learn more about the pipelines near your home or business. Access information in Spanish.

Texas 811 Damage Prevention Call before you dig.  Every project that involves digging needs to be located before ground is broken.  When anyone digs in Texas, whether planting a tree or digging the foundation of a skyscraper, there is a high probability of an underground utility line being within the site.  This is a free service.  Contact Texas 811 for more information.

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, schools and places of worship, nursing homes, restaurants, grocery stores, recreation centers, office buildings, sports facilities, theaters, retail stores, and other public gathering places.

Code Red Reverse 911 System