Monday, May 24, 2010

Hurricane Preparedness Week: May 23 - 29

Alex, Bonnie, Colin, Danielle, Earl, Fiona, Gaston, Hermine, Igor, Julia, Karl, Lisa, Matthew, Nicole, Otto, Paula, Richard, Shary, Thomas, Virginie and Walter.

Just your typical names? No.

They are the names given to storms during the 2010 hurricane season - which begins June 1 and ends November 30.

History has shown that a lack of hurricane awareness and preparation are common among all major hurricane disasters. By knowing vulnerability and what actions to take, people can reduce the effects of a hurricane disaster.

Since most North Texans are out of the path of the hurricane, we may not see an actual hurricane. However, we are a safe haven for evacuees (as you may remember from Katrina).

While we appreciate all volunteers who help during and after a disaster, the best advice to prepare before the disaster strikes.

Take a disaster training course and become part of our DAT team. You'll get to volunteer with a great group of people (if I must say myself).

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