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Brownsville Event Offers Opportunity to Create Family Emergency Plans


Media Advisory
June 4, 2008 


Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Ready or Not? Have A Plan” Brownsville event. This interactive educational tour offers people a chance to create family emergency plans and learn about emergency preparedness especially for the spring and summer storm season in their communities. The tour is part of the “Ready or Not? Have a Plan” campaign launched by DSHS last fall to encourage Texans to prepare for disasters.


1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 8, Brownsville
Media availability 2 p.m. 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


H-E-B parking lot, 2250 Boca Chica, Brownsville


Thad Kenney, public health emergency preparedness manager; DSHS Health Services Region 11, Harlingen; Johnny Cavazos, emergency management coordinator, Cameron County; Fidel Calvillo, public health emergency preparedness coordinator, Cameron County Health and Human Services; 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.

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.
Media Advisory
Last updated November 22, 2010