Public Hurricane Preparedness Workshop

LIBERTY, May 29, 2012 - The Liberty County Office of Emergency Management, which represents the cities of Ames, Daisetta, Dayton, Dayton Lakes, Devers, Hardin, Kenefick, and Plum Grove, as well as all unincorporated areas of the county, along with Emergency Managers for the Cities of Cleveland and Liberty, would like to invite all residents to the 2012 Public Hurricane Preparedness Workshop set for Thursday June 7th at 6 pm. The event will once again be held at the Liberty Center located inside the Liberty City Hall.

Speakers from the National Weather Service, the Red Cross, and others agencies, will address issues of importance regarding the 2012 Hurricane Season, which begins on June 1st and ends on November 30th.

We hope to see you there, as this is a great opportunity to get information on how you can prepare for the upcoming hurricane season.

The main message from our office is that citizens need to begin preparing now, by stocking up on non-perishable food items (Spam, vienna sausage, potted meat, chips, crackers, etc…) as well as water. It is important to understand that it will most likely take at least 72 hours (3 days) after the storm clears our area, for county officials to receive and begin distributing the first shipments of food and water. You must be prepared to take care of yourself and your family during that time. (Road clearing and search and rescue are the first things that take place after a storm impacts our area.) If officials call for an evacuation of our area, please be prepared to leave and if you choose to stay, remember that conditions will be miserable to say the least.

Please mark your calendars and plan to attend our 2012 Public Hurricane Preparedness Workshop on Thursday June 7th at 6 pm at the Liberty Center in Liberty, Texas.

Please feel free to give us a call at 936-334-3219 if you have any questions regarding hurricane preparations.

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