Dallas County Judge Jenkins Urges Residents to be Prepared

For Immediate Release
January 7, 2015

Today, our Emergency Management staff talked with the Texas Division of Emergency Management and the City of Dallas and City of Irving Offices of Emergency Management as well as others regarding the earthquakes that have been occurring in Dallas County.

In Dallas County, we use an “All Hazards Approach” to emergency response and preparedness which includes earthquake planning.  This week our emergency management staff will conduct a conference call with SMU and city emergency managers to discuss technical information and develop additional guidance to better ensure our plans and procedures are up-to-date and specific to this type of hazard.

To read the full statement, please click here.

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Weather Forecast

“At 4:00pm on Tuesday, December 30th, County Judge Clay Jenkins, County Administrator Darryl Martin and officials from the Dallas County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management had a conference call with Tom Bradshaw of the National Weather Service.  Based on the most current weather information, it is not anticipated that there will be a need to deviate from normal Dallas County work hours this week.

It is expected that temperatures will dip slightly below freezing tonight but not enough to cause widespread road problems. It’s possible we’ll receive precipitation on New Year’s Eve and likely the morning of New Year’s Day; however, temperatures are not anticipated to be low enough to cause widespread problems on the Eastern side of the metroplex. Conditions are expected to be worse west of Dallas County.  Please exercise caution on the roadways and we wish everyone a very happy and safe New Year.”

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Ebola Update – 101914


What: Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins and Mayor Mike Rawlings will discuss the latest on the Ebola situation in Dallas. The first wave of people being monitored for having contact or potential contact with Thomas Eric Duncan will officially be off of the list for daily monitoring. This group of 48 was monitored for Ebola symptoms twice daily during a 21-day period, and all remained asymptomatic throughout the monitoring process. Judge Jenkins and Mayor Rawlings will discuss the next steps for all 48 people and those currently being monitored.

Who: Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins, Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings, Wilshire Baptist Church Pastor George Mason

When: 7:30 a.m. Monday, October 20, 2014

Where: Dallas County Administration Building, Allen Clemson Courtroom, First Floor, 411 Elm St., Dallas, TX 75202

Lauren Trimble

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WHAT:  Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins, City of Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings, and Dr. Daniel Varga with Texas Health Resources discuss the latest update to the Ebola situation in Dallas County.

WHEN:  Wednesday, October 15, 2014 – 7:00 AM

WHERE:  Dallas County Administration Building
Allen Clemson Courtroom, First Floor
411 Elm Street
Dallas, Texas 75202

CONTACT: Lauren Trimble, 214-653-7949 or lauren.mish@dallascounty.org

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