Media Advisory
November 7, 2007


Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Ready or Not? Have A Plan” Tyler event. 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. Saturday, Nov. 10, Tyler
Media availability 10:30 a.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

Where: Wal-Mart parking lot, 3820 Highway 64 West, Tyler

Dr. Paul McGaha, DSHS regional medical director, Tyler; Harold Higgins, director of public health preparedness for the Northeast Texas Public Health District, Tyler; 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