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Media Advisory
November 9, 2007

 

What:

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

When:

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12, Dallas
Media availability 10:30 a.m. each day 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 at 1521 N. Cockrell Hill Rd. , Dallas on Nov. 11, and Wal-Mart parking lot at 7401 Samuell Blvd. , Dallas on Nov. 12

Who:

Dr. James Zoretic, DSHS regional medical director, Arlington ; Zachary Thompson, Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) director; Jennifer McMillian, DCHHS Public Health Preparedness director; Kenny Shaw and Caleb Bentley, City of Dallas; 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