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Corpus Christi Event Offers Opportunity to Create Family Emergency Plans

Media Advisory
June 4, 2008 


Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Ready or Not? Have A Plan” Corpus Christi event. This interactive educational tour offers people a chance to create family emergency plans and learn about emergency preparedness especially for the spring and summer storm season in their communities. The tour is part of the “Ready or Not? Have a Plan” campaign launched by DSHS last fall to encourage Texans to prepare for disasters.


2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, June 7, Corpus Christi
Media availability 2:30 p.m. including interviews and visuals of the Plan Van, outdoor tent, sample emergency kit, other emergency planning supplies and computer kiosks where people can build their personalized plans


H-E-B parking lot, 3033 S. Port St., Corpus Christi


Lupita Holdiness, public health emergency preparedness program, DSHS, Corpus Christi; Dr. Laney Benson, manager, public health emergency planning, Corpus Christi/Nueces County Health District; Janna Shoe, 2-1-1 Texas and Coastal Bend outreach coordinator, United Way of Houston-Coastal Bend; Lucia Rodriguez, emergency management officer, Office of Emergency Management, City of Corpus Christi; and representatives of the Governor's Division of Emergency Management, American Red Cross and other public health and emergency response agencies

Why: Disasters can happen anywhere, at any time in Texas. The time to plan is now, before a disaster hits.

For more information on the campaign and to create a personalized emergency plan visit www.TexasPrepares.org (English) or www.TexasPrepara.org (Spanish).

Contact: Emily Palmer, DSHS Assistant Press Officer, Austin, 512-458-7400.
Media Advisory
Last updated November 22, 2010