The purpose of Emergency Management is to save lives and prevent loss of property. The community needs to be aware of the elements that can threaten their lives and property. Once the threat is identified, the essential resources can be determined to assist in restoring the area back to an acceptable status. This is accomplished through education and disaster planning.
BRAZORIACOUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT RADIO
Status: Off Air > No Emergency
Brazoria County, through the Office of Emergency Management (OEM) and the Public Information Officer (PIO), has the responsibility in cooperation with each City to ensure the public has access to information that will impact their decisions. Making the decision to evacuate for a storm or other dangerous event requires the best up to date information possible. To facilitate distribution of this information, the County uses several traditional and non-traditional outlets.
A new partnership was developed in late 2012 and is now available, KBRAZ Internet Radio.
Internet radio is available wherever there’s an Internet connection, and there are no geographical boundaries. While you must be relatively close to a conventional AM/FM radio station in order to receive a broadcast from it, this restriction does not exist on the Internet.
What this means for residents of Brazoria County is no matter where you go to evacuate from a storm or other event, you can get up to the minute information on your Smart Phone or computer.
This allows for instant transfer of information to help residents know when to leave or return after an event. KBRAZ will setup and operate their station at the Brazoria County Courthouse during major events. This will permit the dissemination of the most current information available live on the air. KBRAZ will continue to provide this information throughout the entire event. To obtain additional information about KBRAZ Internet Radio and how to listen, please visit their website at www.kbraz.com. The KBRAZ website provides important information, current weather conditions, News and Sports, and several locally produced, live shows and Pod Casts.
Instructions on the Free App you need to download are available on the website, to allow your Android, iPhone, or Blackberry to receive their 4 network stations. KBRAZ is also on Facebook with even more helpful information.
Listen to all four of our network stations on the go. Download the FREE App from tunein, then search for stations and save to FAVORITES.
KBRAZ Network Stations: Aardvark Mix, Aardvark Blues FM, Aardvark Rock FM and Aaron FM Country
Be ready for severe weather with Hurricane by American Red Cross - A hurricane tracker app available for iPhone and Android. Monitor conditions in your area or throughout the storm track, prepare your family and home, find help and let others know you are safe even if the power is out – a must have for anyone who lives in an area where a hurricane may strike or has loved ones who do.
From your mobile phone, call "**REDCROSS" (**73327677) and we will send you a link to download the hurricane tracking app to your iPhone or Android device or you can download them directly from the iTunes or Google Play app stores.
The Red Cross Shelter Finder is available in the iTunes store and works on iOS devices. The Shelter Finder displays open Red Cross shelters and their current population on an easy to use map interface.