Gov. Abbott declares May 3-9, 2020 Hurricane Preparedness Week

Posted at 5:40 PM, May 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-04 18:40:30-04

AUSTIN - Governor Greg Abbott has issued a proclamation declaring May 3rd to the 9th as Hurricane Preparedness Week in the state of Texas.

This proclamation raises awareness about the dangers of hurricanes and the precautions Texans can take as hurricane season approaches.

The Governor is asking all Texans to take important steps to protect themselves and their loved ones from the danger and destruction that hurricanes can bring to communities, neighborhoods, and local economies.

"As hurricane season approaches, it is vital that Texans take the time to prepare for any devastating and powerful storms that may reach our shores," said Governor Abbott. "There are no substitutes for having emergency supplies and a well-prepared emergency plan to protect yourself, your family, and your property. As we enter this hurricane season, I encourage all Texans to remain mindful of the dangers presented by hurricanes, stay informed about potential threats, and take steps toward preparedness."

Texans can visit the Texas Ready webpage to learn more about the steps they can take now to prepare for hurricane season.