Gov. Perry is urging Texans to prepare their families and homes for the 2014 Hurricane Season, which begins June 1 and runs through the end of November.
"Texas has a great track record when it comes to being prepared for natural disasters, and that readiness starts with our citizens," Gov. Perry said. "I urge every Texan to get ready for hurricane season by taking a few common-sense measures to prepare their families for whatever Mother Nature might throw their way this year."
To help Texans be safe in the event of a major storm, the governor is strongly encouraging families to develop an emergency plan that designates a place to go in case of evacuations, and compile a readiness kit of important supplies, including medication, non-perishable food items and water. Texans living in coastal areas who will require transportation assistance during an evacuation are urged to call 2-1-1 as soon as possible to sign up with the Transportation Assistance Registry, which allows local and state officials to better coordinate transportation needs once a disaster occurs.
For more information on how to prepare for a hurricane and tips on how to build a kit, please visit the Hurricane Storm Center.