FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 06/07/2016
State Representative James White Urges Southeast Texans to Prepare for Hurricane Season
(Austin, TX) - State Representative James White and the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) are reminding Texans that hurricane season has officially started and will continue until November 30th, 2016.
Southeast Texas has been severely impacted by the recent floods and with hurricane season fast approaching, we must be ready to take immediate action to maintain the safety of our citizens. Hurricanes can cause catastrophic damage to coastlines, and winds can vary from 74 to 157 miles per hour (or higher). In addition, hurricanes and tropical storms can also spawn tornadoes, create dangerous coastal water conditions including storm surges along the coast, and cause extensive damage from flooding.
Here are several measures Southeast Texans can take now to prepare for potential disasters:
• Assemble an emergency kit that includes essential documents, supplies and provisions.
• Review hurricane evacuation maps, and select a route for you and your family.
• Plan how all family members and pets will evacuate safely.
• Consider any special needs for individuals with disabilities or the elderly.
• Stay informed about changing weather conditions in and around your area.
"Southeast Texans understand the importance of being prepared for natural disasters. I urge all communities and individual families to have an action plan in the event that an emergency comes along," said Rep. White.
If you have any questions, please contact State Representative James White's office at (512) 463-0490 or (409) 283-3700