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Media Advisory
May 7, 2008

What: Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) “Ready or Not? Have A Plan” Houston event. This interactive educational tour offers people a chance to create family emergency plans and learn about emergency preparedness especially for the spring and summer storm season in their communities. The tour is part of the “Ready or Not? Have a Plan” campaign launched by DSHS last fall to encourage Texans to prepare for disasters.
When: 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, May 10, Houston
Media availability 2:30 p.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: H-E-B parking lot, 3111 Woodridge, Houston
Who: Dr. Aashish Shah, DSHS regional medical director, Houston; and representatives of the Governor's Division of Emergency Management 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