Free, family-friendly event is largest of its kind in the nation
When floods and hurricanes wreak havoc on Houston, a little planning can help businesses, employees and families weather the storm.
The free, family-friendly 2016 Houston/Galveston Hurricane Workshop aims to help people prepare for the worst, with presentations, interactive exhibits, hurricane season forecasting and more from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Saturday, May 21, at the George R. Brown Convention Center.
The largest event of its kind in the nation, the annual workshop attracts more than 2,500 attendees each year.
Meteorology and emergency preparedness experts will share advice. Hands-on training and workshop exhibits will provide opportunities to learn about emergency and storm preparedness, severe weather and safety skills. Demonstrations will cover disaster cooking, building a “dollar store” emergency supply kit, preserving food and creating a 72-hour survival kit.
Children can enjoy entertaining and educational activities in a Kids Zone, where Houston’s “Ready Super Hero” team will make an appearance.
For more, visit www.hurricaneworkshop.com.
Planning to Weather an Emergency
If your business or family is ready to build a hurricane plan today, the National Weather Service webpage found here is rich with resources, including how to create an emergency plan, what to include in a hurricane kit and a list of organizations that can help disaster recovery, such as FEMA, the Red Cross, OSHA and other organizations.
The Energy Corridor District website provides additional emergency preparedness resources for businesses, employees and residents. Click here for links to evacuation routes, the county’s flood warning system, real time traffic, tips for creating a hurricane kit, Houston-area floodplain maps and more.