Friday, 14 June 2013 08:00
Hidalgo County will be holding seven hurricane preparedness fairs this month. The “Dare to Prepare” Disaster fairs will partner with community resources within the county to bring information to communities about what residents need to do to be prepared.
Hidalgo County and Texas A&M Colonias host the preparedness fairs to provide critical hurricane preparedness information and resources to residents, especially colonia residents who may be most vulnerable during a hurricane or tropical storm.
Oscar Montoya, emergency management coordinator, said the fairs give the county the opportunity to meet with members of the community and share with them how they can be prepared for an emergency situation. He also said it gives community members an opportunity to ask county staff questions about what they need to do.