Emergency Preparedness & Response Resources
While hurricanes and severe weather are of concern for the City of Edna and Jackson County, there are other emergencies that can effect the community and its residents. The following website links provide information on planning for and responding to weather and other emergency situations that could cause local or more widespread disasters.
National Hurricane Center
The National Hurricane Center website provides up-to-date information on hurricanes and tropical storms. The mission of the National Hurricane Center is to save lives, mitigate property loss, and improve economic efficiency by issuing the best watches, warnings, forecasts and analyses of hazardous tropical weather, and by increasing understanding of these hazards.
National Weather Service
The National Weather Service website provides up-to-date information on the current weather. The mission of the National Weather Service (NWS) is to provide weather, hydrologic, and climate forecasts and warnings for the United States, its territories, adjacent waters and ocean areas, for the protection of life and property and the enhancement of the national economy.
NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards (NWR)
NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards (NWR) is a nationwide network of radio stations broadcasting continuous weather information directly from a nearby National Weather Service office . NWR broadcasts National Weather Service warnings, watches, forecasts, and other hazard information 24 hours a day.
Working with the Federal Communication Commission's (FCC) Emergency Alert System , NWR is an "All Hazards" radio network, making it your single source for comprehensive weather and emergency information.
NWR stations serving the City of Edna and Jackson County area are:
|County / City / Area||Same #||NWR Transmitter||Frequency||Call Sign||Watts|
|Jackson / Calhoun||048239||Port O'Connor||162.475||WXL26||100|
|Jackson / Calhoun||048239||Victoria||162.400||WXK34||1,000|
|Matagorda / Jackson||048481||Bay City||162.425||WXG40||1,000|