Governor Rick Perry has declared September as Disaster Preparedness Month in Texas. This coincides with National Preparedness Month across the United States.
Disasters in Texas
The Lone Star State encounters at least one major disaster nearly every calendar year. Texans regularly face floods, wildfires, tornadoes, hurricanes and other severe weather. September is traditionally dangerous hurricane season along the Gulf Coast. It is time to get prepared.
We encourage everyone to assemble a disaster supply kit of important emergency supplies including a first aid kit, a NOAA Weather Radio or battery-operated radio, flashlight, medication, non-perishable food items, and bottled water. Be aware of where the nearest storm shelter is located, know where you and loved ones will go if an evacuation is necessary, and develop an emergency plan for communicating with family and friends.
The Salvation Army in Times of Disaster
The Salvation Army of Austin has an active emergency disaster services team in Williamson County – the only fully volunteer-led team in the State of Texas. We are working to build an active team in Travis County. We are currently recruiting volunteers for this team. Click here to learn how you can join our active disaster response team and make a difference for others during times of disaster. Join our team today.
For the latest emergency disaster services news, please visit www.disaster.salvationarmyusa.org and follow latest updates on Twitter @SalArmyEDS. Interested parties may also visit www.salvationarmyAUSTIN.org, Facebook at www.facebook.com/SalvationArmyAustin, and follow us on Twitter @SalArmyAustin
For more information about Disaster Preparedness Month, please visit the following websites: