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OEM Coordinator Ricardo Saldana.
OEM Coordinator Ricardo Saldaña.

OEM Coordinator recognizes multiple agencies for support in county's free hurricane preparedness fairs

Preparing county residents on how to deal with weather-related emergencies is a top priority. Office of Emergency Management Coordinator Ricardo Saldaña explained to the court that the emergency preparedness fairs provide residents with the tools they need to be prepared for the hurricane season.

"Because of all of our agency partners, constituents were able to receive one on one advice from experts on how to prepare before, during and after a natural disaster occurs," said Saldaña.

Hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30, with the peak for our area occurring between mid-August and late October, Saldaña said.

To assist residents in preparing for disastrous weather conditions, OEM held six Dare to Prepare events, which were free and open to the community.  The events took place across the county in each precinct.  Dozens of residents showed up to each of the events and were urged to take advantage of public services as part of their disaster preparation plans.

Saldaña commended his staff for their hard work. He also thanked the following agencies for their ongoing support in the hurricane preparedness fairs:

211, Donna Independent School District, Edinburg Consolidated Independent School District, Food Bank RGV, Hidalgo County Community Service Agency, Hidalgo County Constable Precinct 2, Hidalgo County Constable Precinct 3, Hidalgo County Precinct 1, Hidalgo County Precinct 2, Hidalgo County Precinct 3, Hidalgo County Precinct 4,
Hidalgo County Drainage District # 1, Hidalgo County Fire Marshal, Hidalgo County Health and Human Services, Hidalgo County Code Enforcement, Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office, Lower Rio Grande Valley Development Council, National Weather Service, Nuestra Clinica del Valle, San Juan Fire Department, Texans Recovering Together, Weslaco Fire Department, and the Weslaco Police Department.

Facilities Manager Daniel Flores leads the Pledge of Allegiance.
Facilities Manager Daniel Flores leads the Pledge of Allegiance.

U.S. Marine Corps Veteran leads Commissioners Court in Pledge of Allegiance 

After calling Commissioners Court to order, Precinct 2 Commissioner Eduardo "Eddie" Cantu introduced Hidalgo County employee Daniel Flores to lead the Pledge of Allegiance.

"Continuing in our new tradition of having the Pledge of Allegiance led by a veteran, today, we're honored to have Daniel Flores, a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, lead us in the Pledge," said Cantu.

Flores is the Building Maintenance Manager for Hidalgo County Facilities Management.  He served from 1980-2000 and was Gunnery Sgt. E-7.

Did you miss Today's meeting?
Watch it at 9 p.m. 
Thursday on KMBH Ch. 10
or on the county's YouTube Channel!

If you missed today's meeting, you can view it on our county website or YouTube Channel by clicking hereYou can also watch Today's Commissioners Court and Drainage District meetings on KMBH TV, cable channel 10, tonight at 9 p.m. Or watch it on Friday morning at 10 a.m. on your local school district channel 17.

Please note that the next meeting of Commissioners Court  is scheduled for
Monday, July 1
The Drainage District Board of Directors meets at 9:30 a.m. followed by Commissioners Court  at 10:00 a.m.
Meetings are held in the Commissioners Courtroom, located on the first floor of the 
Courthouse Annex III at 100 E. Cano St. in Edinburg.  

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