New hurricane PSAs urge residents to prepare

The Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management (HCOHSEM) has produced new Public Service Announcements (PSAs) urging hurricane preparedness.

“We promote preparedness year round, but especially during hurricane season,” said Harris County Judge Ed Emmett. “With Harris County being one of the fastest growing counties in the nation, newcomers need to be aware of the area’s potential threats and prepare for the unexpected.”
The PSAs aim to remind residents that they cannot control when a hurricane will strike, but they can prepare. The hurricane PSAs include testimonials from residents affected by disaster sharing their experiences and advice.

HCOHSEM has distributed the new 15-second and 30-second spots, in both English and Spanish, to local media and emergency management partners. The PSAs are also posted on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/hcohsem.

“Although our area has not experienced a severe tropical storm in the past few years, we’re asking residents to not be complacent,” added Emmett. “It only takes one storm to devastate a community.”

Preparedness tips and information are available at http://www.readyharris.org. Hurricane season runs through November 30th.