Governor Abbott Receives Tropical Weather Briefing, Reminds Texans To Take Hurricane Preparedness Measures

June 30, 2022 | Austin, Texas
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Press Release

Governor Greg Abbott in the present day reminded Texans to enact preparedness measures for hurricane season after a briefing on the Texas State Emergency Operations Center (SOC) from the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) on the present tropical system within the Gulf of Mexico.

Some coastal and inland communities could expertise heavy rainfall and flash flooding by the top of the week. Localized energy outages are attainable throughout any heavy rain and potential wind occasion. In the occasion of localized energy outages, Texans can go to the Public Utility Commission of Texas storm assets web page to find contact info for particular person utility corporations.

During the briefing, the Governor and TDEM Chief Nim Kidd mentioned the present tropical climate system within the Gulf of Mexico, the hurricane annex of the state’s emergency administration plan, and coordination of state response assets out there by the Texas Emergency Management Council.

“While this week’s tropical activity may not bring major threats to our coastal communities, this is an important reminder to Texans to remain vigilant and take meaningful precautions this hurricane season,” said Governor Abbott. “The State of Texas is taking proactive action to ensure we are ready to respond to any severe weather that may come our way. I urge Texans to remain weather aware and heed the guidance of their local officials before, during, and after severe weather such as hurricanes. When we prepare for disasters together, we are keeping ourselves and our loved ones safe.” 

The following state assets are prepositioned in anticipation of the tropical system’s impacts to Texas:

  • Texas Department of Public Safety: Helicopters with hoist capabilities, Tactical Marine Unit boats and personnel
  • Texas Parks and Wildlife Department: Helicopter and rescue boat groups
  • Texas National Guard: Ground transportation firm, search and rescue plane
  • Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service, Texas A&M Task Force 1: Four swift water rescue boat groups

Additionally, three Texas Emergency Medical Task Force extreme climate packages and a Texas A&M Forest Service incident administration workforce have been positioned on standby for activation if wanted.

Following the beginning of the Atlantic Hurricane Season earlier this month, TDEM led a multi-day hurricane train with greater than 30 Texas Emergency Management Council companies and companion organizations to bolster the state’s preparedness, response, restoration, and mitigation efforts.

Texans can entry the Texas Hurricane Center by visiting gov.texas.gov/hurricane to study extra about steps to take now to organize for hurricane season, together with:

Anyone dwelling in Texas and other people with family members within the state are inspired to obtain the Texas Disaster Portal cell utility. This utility supplies direct entry throughout lively disasters to info on state assets out there for people and households, in addition to native officers and emergency managers, offered by Texas Emergency Management Council members. The Texas Disaster Portal app is offered within the Apple app retailer and the Google Play retailer.

For further security tips and useful resource info, Texans can go to tdem.texas.gov/individuals-family and prepared.gov

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