Lost lives, ruined homes and flooded roads over Memorial Day weekend were a heartrending reminder to prepare for the worst as hurricane season begins.
With some planning, you and your family, place of business and employees can more successfully weather an emergency situation. Click here for a list of emergency preparedness resources, including links to evacuation routes, the county’s flood warning system, real time traffic, tips for creating a hurricane kit, floodplain maps and more.
One place to soak up disastrous weather preparation is the 2015 Houston/Galveston Hurricane Workshop, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Saturday, June 6, at the George R. Brown Convention Center.
Free and family friendly, the annual Hurricane Workshop is the largest of its kind in the nation.
The workshop aims to prepare residents for hurricane season using presentations, interactive exhibits, hurricane forecasting, kids’ events and more. Demonstrations will cover disaster cooking, building a “Dollar Store” emergency supply kit, preserving food and creating a 72-hour survival kit.
Experts covering meteorology and emergency preparedness will be featured, along with hands-on training and opportunities to ask questions. For more, visit www.hurricaneworkshop.com.
If you’re ready to build a hurricane plan today, a good place to start is the National Weather Service webpage found here. You can find a path to creating an emergency plan, see what to include in a hurricane kit and find online resources that can help weather recovery, such as FEMA, the Red Cross, OSHA and other organizations.