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Media Advisory
April 23, 2008 

What: Texas Department of State Health Services News Conference and “Ready or Not? Have a Plan” Event

Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) “Ready or Not? Have A Plan” educational tour offers people a chance to create family emergency plans and learn about emergency preparedness in their communities. The tour, which includes nine stops between April 28 and June 10, is part of the “Ready or Not? Have a Plan” campaign launched by DSHS last fall to encourage Texans to prepare for disasters.

When: News Conference, 10 a.m. April 28
“Ready or Not? Have a Plan” Event, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. April 28
Where: South Steps, Texas Capitol, 1100 Congress Ave.
Who: News Conference Speakers:
Dr. David Lakey, DSHS Commissioner
Jack Colley, Chief, Governor's Division of Emergency Management
Steve McCraw, Director, Texas Homeland Security

Event participants include representatives of DSHS, Austin/Travis County Health and Human Services Department, Governor's Division of Emergency Management, American Red Cross, 2-1-1 Texas, Texas Association of Regional Councils 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.
Media Advisory
Last updated November 22, 2010