Media Advisory
May 15, 2008


Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Ready or Not? Have A Plan” Galveston 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.


2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, May 19, Galveston
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


H-E-B parking lot, 6013 Stewart, Galveston


Fannie Cotton, Galveston County Health District; Charlie Kelly, emergency management coordinator, City of Galveston Office of Emergency Management; Maggie Elestwani, Collaborative on People with Disabilities Group; and representatives of DSHS, 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.
Media Advisory
Last updated November 22, 2010