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Posted on: May 6, 2019

City hosting community town hall for hurricane preparedness June 1

Hurricane Preparedness Town Hall

Galveston, TX – May 1, 2019 – Hurricane season is quickly approaching and the City of Galveston wants residents to be prepared! The City of Galveston is hosting a Hurricane Preparedness Town Hall meeting to provide residents and visitors the opportunity to review preparedness practices.

The town meeting will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 1 at the McGuire-Dent Recreation Center, 2222 28th Street Galveston, Texas.

The preparedness fair will be staffed with representatives from the National Weather Service, CenterPoint Energy, Galveston County’s Office of Emergency Management, the Galveston Fire Department, the City of Galveston Office of Emergency Management and many other preparedness and recovery experts. The fair will also have numerous vendors that specialize in helping families, pets, and senior citizens prepare their homes for hurricane season.

Do you need evacuation assistance? We encourage you to register with the State of Texas!

Residents who need evacuation assistance because of medical or other access needs, including anyone who registered in years past with the previous need-a-ride system, should register as soon as possible with the State of Texas by calling 2-1-1 on any landline or mobile device. Registration is also available online at https://STEAR.dps.texas.gov and in person at the annual preparedness fair. The registry does not guarantee assistance and individuals need to have a personal emergency plan in place.

Make sure the City can reach you during an emergency 

Residents are strongly encouraged to sign up for the City’s FREE emergency notification system “One Call” by visiting www.galvestontx.gov/onecall. This system is designed to provide important alerts to citizens and will be tested prior to the start of hurricane season.

For more information, please contact the Office of Emergency Management at (409) 765-3710.

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