2015 Public Hurricane Preparedness  Workshop

LIBERTY, May 7, 2015 – The Liberty County Office of Emergency Management will be hosting the 2015 Public Hurricane Preparedness  Workshop on Thursday May 21st at 6 30 pm. This year’s event will take place at the Liberty County Shelter, also known as the Jack Hartel Building, 318 San Jacinto Street in Liberty. 

Representatives from the National Weather Service and other agencies will address issues of importance regarding the 2015 Hurricane Season, which begins on June 1st and ends on November 30th.

This is a great opportunity for citizens to receive information on how to prepare for the upcoming hurricane season.

We encourage local residents to begin preparing now, by stocking up on non-perishable food items and creating a family plan.   It is important to understand that it will 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 the county, please be prepared to leave and if you choose to stay, remember that conditions will be miserable  and you will be “ on your own” for an extended period of time once conditions deteriorate.

Now is also the time to register with the State of Texas Emergency Assistance Registry (STEAR) by calling 211 or going to their website www.211.texas.org.  Registering at this site lets local officials know who in the community will need transportation assistance in the event of an evacuation.

Please mark your calendar and make plans to attend the 2015 Public Hurricane Preparedness Workshop on Thursday May 21st at 6 30 pm.

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