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City of Galveston
News Release
Tuesday, May 02, 2017

GALVESTON’S HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS FAIR SET FOR SATURDAY, MAY 20TH

Prepare for Hurricane Season: Exhibitions, Preparedness & Recovery Experts, Refreshments & Door Prizes at the McGuire Dent Recreation Center

(GALVESTON, TX) – June 1st marks the beginning of hurricane season and Island officials are encouraging the public to be prepared.  The City of Galveston will host its annual Galveston Preparedness Fair beginning at 10 AM, Saturday, May 20th, at the McGuire Dent Recreation Center Gymnasium located at 2222 28th Street.  Important information about the upcoming hurricane season, evacuation procedures, and assistance as well as family, home, and pet preparation will be available.

This year’s preparedness fair will be staffed with representatives from the National Weather Service, CenterPoint Energy, Galveston County’s Office of Emergency Management, Need-A-Ride Program Coordinators, the Galveston Fire Department, the City of Galveston Office of Emergency Management, Red Cross, Texas Gas, and many other preparedness and recovery experts. The fair will also have numerous vendors that specialize in helping families, pets, and senior citizens prepare their homes for hurricane season.

This is a casual, informative event and all are encouraged to attend and meet local officials and experienced weather professionals, promote community awareness, and enjoy free hot dogs, refreshments, and door prizes throughout the event.

MAKE SURE THE CITY CAN REACH YOU DURING AN EMERGENCY

Residents are strongly encouraged to sign up for the City’s FREE emergency notification system by visiting www.galvestontx.gov  and clicking on the “One Call Reaches All” banner on the City’s homepage.  This system is designed to provide important alerts to citizens and will be tested prior to the start of hurricane season.

DO YOU NEED A RIDE DURING AN EVACUATION?

Residents who are unable to attend the event that need to sign up for the City’s Need-A-Ride service can call (409) 797-3701 or complete the form on our website at www.galvestontx.gov/needaride.

FOR MORE INFORMATION                                                                                                                                                                          

For additional information, please contact the Office of Emergency Management at (409) 765-3710.






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