Stay Prepared for Hurricanes, Texas Agency Reminds Residents

"As hurricane season continues, we are reminded of the lessons learned in the wake of Hurricane Harvey," Texas Governor Greg Abbott said. "The state is proactively allocating the necessary resources to protect lives and property in the event of another hurricane, and it is imperative that Texas families do the same."

The 2018 hurricane season is far from over, the Texas Department of Public Safety noted in an Aug. 2 post reminding Texans to evaluate their emergency plans now and monitor weather forecasts for the development of potential storms. Historically, August and September are the most active months during the Atlantic hurricane season, according to the agency. The season began June 1 and continues through Nov. 30.

"As hurricane season continues, we are reminded of the lessons learned in the wake of Hurricane Harvey," Texas Governor Greg Abbott said. "The state is proactively allocating the necessary resources to protect lives and property in the event of another hurricane, and it is imperative that Texas families do the same. When severe weather hits, being adequately prepared can mean the difference between life and death, and I encourage all Texans to take an active role in ensuring their own safety this hurricane season."

"As we approach the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Harvey, the type of devastation that hurricanes can cause is on the minds of many Texans," said DPS Director Steven McCraw. "DPS wants to remind all Texas residents to take precautions now to prepare for the peak months of hurricane season. Early and adequate preparations are of paramount importance, and Texans should take precautions to protect themselves, their loved ones, and their property well before a storm hits."

Measures state residents could take now to prepare for potential storms include:

  • Assemble an emergency kit that includes essential documents, supplies, and provisions.
  • Review hurricane evacuation maps and select a route for you and your family.
  • Plan how all family members and pets will evacuate safely.
  • Consider any special needs for individuals with disabilities or the elderly.
  • Stay informed about changing weather conditions in and around your area.
  • Follow the instructions of local officials if a storm develops.

Texas residents also are being encouraged to review their property's flood risk and current insurance coverage and consider whether a separate flood policy should be part of their home protection plan.

Download Center

HTML - No Current Item Deck
  • Free Safety Management Software Demo

    IndustrySafe Safety Management Software helps organizations to improve safety by providing a comprehensive toolset of software modules to help businesses identify trouble spots; reduce claims, lost days, OSHA fines; and more.

  • The Top 5 Safety and Technology Trends to Watch

    Get the latest on trends you can expect to hear more about in 2019, including continued growth of mobile safety applications, wearable technology, and smart PPE; autonomous vehicles; pending OSHA recordkeeping rulemaking; and increased adoption of international safety standard, ISO 45001.

  • Analyze Incident Data

    Collect relevant incident data, analyze trends, and generate accurate regulatory reports, including OSHA 300, 300A, and 301 logs, through IndustrySafe’s extensive incident reporting and investigation module.

  • Safety Training 101

    When it comes to safety training, no matter the industry, there are always questions regarding requirements and certifications. We’ve put together a guide on key safety training topics, requirements for certifications, and answers to common training questions.

  • Conduct EHS Inspections and Audits

    Record and manage your organization’s inspection data with IndustrySafe’s Inspections module. IndustrySafe’s pre-built forms and checklists may be used as is, or can be customized to better suit the needs of your organization.

  • Industry Safe
comments powered by Disqus

OH&S Digital Edition

  • OHS Magazine Digital Edition - January 2019

    January / February 2019

    Featuring:

    • PREVENTING ERRORS
      Production vs. Safety 
    • EMERGENCY SHOWERS & EYEWASH
      Meeting the Requirements for Emergency Equipment
    • CONSTRUCTION SAFETY
      The State of Contractor Safety
    • FOOT PROTECTION
      The Three Keys to Effective Chemical Management
    View This Issue