Media Advisory
November 5, 2007 



Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Ready or Not? Have A Plan” Houston events. This interactive educational tour offers people a chance to create family emergency plans and learn about emergency preparedness in their communities. The tour, which includes 13 stops between Oct. 29 and Nov. 15, is part of the “Ready or Not? Have a Plan” campaign launched by DSHS Oct. 29 to encourage Texans to prepare for disasters.


10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov 7
Media availability 10:30 a.m. each day including interviews and visuals of the Plan Van, outdoor tent, sample emergency kit, other emergency planning supplies and computer kiosks where people can build their personalized plans.

Where: Wal-Mart parking lot at 9598 Rowlett Rd., Houston, on Nov. 6 and Wal-mart parking lot at 10411 N. Freeway 45, Houston, on Nov. 7

Dr. Aashish Shah, DSHS regional medical director, Houston ; Winston Bowie, Houston Department of Health and Human Services (HDHHS) community liaison; Jeffrey Floyd, HDHHS Strategic National Stockpile coordinator; Frank Carmody, HDHHS division manager; Frank Levy, Ready Houston! director; Jennifer Posten, Ready Houston! manager; Laurie Shah, Jennifer Suter, Mike Stotler and Rusty Cornelius, Harris County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management; Emily Llians, University of Texas Medical Branch in Montgomery County; and representatives of the Governor's Division of Emergency Management, American Red Cross and other public health and emergency response agencies

Why: Disasters can happen anywhere, at any time in Texas. The time to plan is now, before a disaster hits.
Web: For more information on the campaign and to create a personalized emergency plan visit www.TexasPrepares.org (English) or www.TexasPrepara.org (Spanish).
Contact: Emily Palmer, DSHS Assistant Press Officer, Austin, 512-458-7400.
Last updated August 11, 2010