Wednesday, May 6, 2015
1012 C Street  •  Floresville, TX 78114  •  Phone: 830-216-4519  •  Fax: 830-393-3219  • 

WCN Site Search


Lost & Found


VideoFound: Friendly black/white cat, CR 104 (west of Floresville) on April 21, scanned for microchip, but didn't have one. Call 210-232-2790 to claim (leave message).
Found: Chihuahua Terrier mix, solid white female with turquoise collar, off Dunn Road in La Vernia on April 29 at 8:45 p.m. 210-896-9646.
Lost: Bi-fold 7.5 foot aluminum ramp, 5/4 after 6:30 pm; Hwy 97W between Pecan Park and FM 478. Reward. Call 210-601-1605/ 830-393-2352. Thanks, W. Riggs
More Lost & Found ads ›

Help Wanted

Warning: While most advertisers are reputable, some are not. Unfortunately the Wilson County News cannot guarantee the products or services of those who buy advertising space in our pages. We urge our readers to use great care, and when in doubt, contact the San Antonio Better Business Bureau, 210-828-9441, BEFORE spending money. If you feel you have been the victim of fraud, contact the Consumer Protection Office of the Attorney General in Austin, 512-463-2070.
Experienced carpenter/handyman needed, Stockdale area. Call 830-477-1098.
More Help Wanted ads ›

Featured Videos





Video Vault ›
WCN your news your way subscribeWCN essential oilsWCN Citizens Forum 5/28/15

Breaking News


Extreme wildfire danger continues statewide




E-Mail this Story to a Friend
Print this Story
Texas Department of Public Safety
September 6, 2011, 10:59am
1,744 views | Post a comment

AUSTIN -- Wildfires remain an extreme danger across Texas. When fire breaks out near your community, it is critical to monitor media and to obey evacuation orders.

Eighty percent of wildfires occur within two miles of residential neighborhoods and suburbs. When wildfires are moving at extreme speeds, they cannot be controlled. When advised to evacuate, do so immediately. Choose a route away from the fire hazard and be alert to changes in the speed and direction of fire and smoke.

When weather conditions make wildfires more likely, prepare by taking the following precautions:

· Keep firefighting tools handy, such as: ladder long enough to reach the roof, shovel, rake and buckets.

· Place connected garden hoses on all sides of the house for emergency use.

· Know all emergency exits from your house.

· Learn all routes leading out of your neighborhood.


As fires actually approach, take the following actions:

· Park your car facing the direction of escape.

· Shut off gas at the meter. Only a qualified professional can safely turn the gas back on.

· Turn off propane tanks.

· Place combustible patio furniture inside.

· Seal vents with pre-cut plywood or commercial seals.

· Wet down or remove shrubs within 15 feet of your residence.

· Place lawn sprinklers on roof and near above-ground fuel tanks. Wet down the roof.

· Close windows, vents, doors, blinds and non combustible window coverings. Remove flammable drapes and curtains.

· Close interior doors and windows to prevent drafts.


For more information on fire danger and advisories, see the Texas Forest Service Website at: http://texasforestservice.tamu.edu.
 

Your Opinions and Comments


Be the first to comment on this story!


You must be logged in to post a comment.




Not a subscriber?
Subscriber, but no password?
Forgot password?

Breaking News Archives


Malcom's Custom Welding
Southern Electric
Connally Memorial MC breaking news banner
Heavenly Touch homeauto chooserVoncille Bielefeld homeTriple R DC ExpertsAllstate & McBride Realty

  Copyright © 2007-2015 Wilson County News. All rights reserved. Web development by Drewa Designs.