• Home

DeWitt County selling signs for emergency readiness

Posted: Updated:

The Dewitt county office of emergency management is selling something to help residents in the event of an emergency.
news center 25s David Gibson spoke to the emergency management and tells us  what he learned

Houses with numbers like the one behind me are causing issues for first responders but the Dewitt County Office of Emergency Management is trying to solve that problem by selling 911 signs.

"911 addressing signs assist the first responders in finding your location in the event of an emergency.
Cyndi Smith Dewitt County Emergency Coordinator says if your address on your home isn't clear, it slows down response time in a crisis.
"It delays the first responders locating you during a critical emergency," says Smith.

Tony Campos sentiments mirror Smith's by saying he's seen first responders delayed to emergencies.
"The number on the door is too small and a couple of house they don't have it. They are looking for some number and they pass sometimes twice on the same street because the house doesn't have a number," adds Tony Campos, Resident.

The new highly reflective green address signs help first responders locate you when your address is not visible from the street.
"Actually its a way to have the first responders locate you quicker," tells Smith.

First responders have a tight window to help in the event of an emergency.
"If your loved one is down with a heart attack or a serious injury where its not visible from the outside, if you don't have proper 911 addressing where its visible from the roadway it delays first responders in locating you," declares Smith.


Richard Deases tells me these signs put his mind at ease due to his grandparents health problems.

"My grandparents being older, my grandmother has had a stroke in times past and my grandfather has had his own medical issues so I actually do see the benefit of why this would be a viable service to Dewitt County and other counties in the Crossroads," explains Richard Deases.

These signs are not just for DeWitt County residents but for anyone in the Crossroads that wants one.

The cost is 20 dollars.

Smith says if you are interested in buying one, you can contact the emergency management office. click here for more info.

    • Drug Investigation

      Victoria Police are working an ongoing drug investigation. On Sunday morning around 12:07 a.m. a security guard at Shooters Bar at 4705 N. Navarro St. called authorities about a driver who hit a curb leaving his vehicle disabled.  The man ran away when he learned police were called.  Officers towed the vehicle, but inside found a handgun, marijuana, a scale, baggies and cash.  If you have any information Victoria Police want to hear from you. 
    • Birthday wishes

      I heard it's your Birthday!

    • Edna TDECU Targeted by Skimmer Scam

      A TDECU Bank branch in Edna has become a target for an ATM scam where a device is installed to collect debit card information. 

    • Attorney fights cancer with micro lung coil

      Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death and surprisingly, as many as 20 percent of people who die from lung cancer have never used tobacco. 

    • Marq Perez guilty verdict reactions

      A guilty verdict has been handed down in the Marq Perez trial.... Newscenter 25's David Gibson spent the day in court and spoke with Perez's attorney as well as a member of the Victoria Islamic Center. The verdict for the Marq Perez trial came after hours of jury deliberation.

    • Jury finds Marq Pérez guilty on all charges

      Update:  Marq Pérez was just found guilty on all three charges. Perez’s family stared blankly as the verdict was read.  Judge Rainey says he will review everything before sentencing Perez, sentencing is set for October 2nd at 2:30pm. Previous story:   Day six of the Marq Perez trial began with the closing statements.  Sharad Khandelwal, the prosecutor from the U.S. Attorney's office, showed a video of the mosque fire claiming Per...

    • Victoria Crime Stoppers need your help to solve a cold case

      The Victoria Police Department is seeking information in a cold-case murder.  

    • York Road under construction beginning July 27

      Victoria County Commissioners approved re-pavement construction for York Road during their weekly Monday meeting. Beginning the weekend of July 27th, county workers will repair and re-pave a half mile portion of York Road. 

    • Trump sees 'no reason' why Russia would meddle

        HELSINKI (AP) - President Donald Trump says he sees no reason why Russia would interfere in the 2016 election.      Trump resisted when asked Monday to condemn Russian meddling in the election. Instead, he complained about a Democratic National Committee computer server and emails belonging to Hillary Clinton, the Democrat he defeated to win the presidency.      At a joint appearance in Finland with Vladimir Putin, Trump repeated the Russian lead...

    • Cuero Regional Hospital: Renovated Emergency Department to Open Early August

       The 1.5 million renovation project features about 1,000 square feet of additional space, six full private treatment rooms, additional private patient registration areas, as well as an upgraded nurses’ station and new triage area to improve patient flow through the ED as well.  

Current Conditions
/