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Think - Know Your Community

Garland Texas is a suburb located in northeast Dallas County and is a major part of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 226,876, making it the 12th most populous city in Texas and the 87th most populous city in the United States.

Garland is located adjacent to the City of Dallas and Lake Ray Hubbard.  We are home to a waterpark, a mall, an arena/conference facility, two hospitals and two college campuses (Richland College and Amberton University). Garland also has some major transportation infrastructure, as well.  We are bordered by interstate highways and has both traditional railroad lines and Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) light rail lines.

Becoming familiar with your surroundings will benefit you and your family in a disaster.  Keep reading to find out more about specific hazards that Garland is vulnerable to and specific resources that you can use to prepare for disasters. 

Know Your Hazards

Many types of natural disasters threaten Garland, including tornadoes, floods and flash floods, winter storms, drought and more.

Other emergencies Garland citizens should learn about and get prepared for include pandemics, hazardous-materials incidents and bioterrorism.
Use the links below to learn more information specific to our community.  Learning about our community is the first step to getting prepared. 


Know Your Resources

While potential threats are numerous, so are the resources for response. Knowing about those resources that are available to you could save your life. 

Use the links below to learn more information on these disaster resources before beginning the next step in your journey to preparedness.