From the Office of State Senator Glenn Hegar, District 18

For Immediate Release
September 9, 2009
Contact: Lisa Craven
(512) 463-0118

Senator Glenn Hegar Issues Hurricane Preparedness Tips for Severe Weather

AUSTIN---As the peak of the Atlantic Hurricane Season approaches, State Senator Glenn Hegar encourages people across the state to prepare early for severe weather.

"Often when hurricanes strike, families have only a few minutes to respond. Therefore, having a well mapped out emergency plan is vital," said Senator Hegar. "Awareness and preparation are essential to surviving and recovering from hurricanes."

As a hurricane approaches, Texans in coastal and inland communities need to make preparations to be without power for a period of time consistent with the severity of the storm. Hurricane preparedness tips include:

The Atlantic Hurricane Season runs from June 1 through November 30, but September 10 is the apex, the statistical "busiest" day of the season according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

For more information on how to prepare in the event of a hurricane please visit: http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/dem.

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Senator Hegar served two terms in the Texas House of Representatives and now represents Senate District 18 in the Texas Senate. Senate District 18 contains over one-third of the Texas coastline. He is a sixth generation Texan, and earns a living farming rice and corn on land that has been in his family since the mid 1800's. He currently resides in Katy, Texas with his wife Dara, and their three children, Claire, Julia, and Jonah.

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