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.