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Texas Prepares For Hurricane Season With Training Exercise

TDEM Reminds Texans to Engage in Personal Preparedness This Hurricane Season

AUSTIN – The Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) hosted a large-scale hurricane exercise involving representatives from more than 30 state agencies and partner organizations at the Texas State Emergency Operations Center in Austin this week. The multi-day training hosted by TDEM in conjunction with the Texas Emergency Management Council aims to affirm the state’s readiness to prepare for, respond to, recover from, and mitigate hurricanes.

“The collaboration during this hurricane exercise is crucial to ensuring state resources are ready to respond when disaster strikes,” said Texas Emergency Management Chief Nim Kidd. “As Texas state agencies and our partners bolster preparedness efforts, TDEM reminds Texans to take necessary precautions to enhance preparedness before the next disaster hits.”

Chief Kidd reminded Texans to stay informed, heed the guidance of local officials, and monitor local weather forecasts. In addition, you should make an emergency plan, review hurricane evacuation routes, build a kit containing emergency supplies, and consider reviewing flood risk and insurance coverage.

The 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season starts on June 1 and ends on November 30.

Texans are encouraged to visit the Texas Hurricane Center at gov.texas.gov/hurricane and ready.gov/hurricanes for preparedness resources and safety tips.

You can access TDEM’s disaster portal at tdem.texas.gov/disasters.