Harris County (TX) Releases New PSAs in Time for National Preparedness Month

The Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management (HCOHSEM) has released two new disaster preparedness public service announcements (PSAs).

“The PSAs are part of Harris County’s ongoing public awareness campaign to encourage residents to be disaster prepared,” said Harris County Judge Ed Emmett. “Our area is not immune to natural or manmade disasters, so we are committed to reminding our residents to be prepared for all types of emergencies.”

The disaster preparedness PSAs were produced in the Harris County Emergency Operations Center and remind residents that they cannot control when a crisis will strike, but they can prepare. The PSAs show various emergency situations and end with the catchy tagline – We’re prepared, are you?

HCOHSEM is distributing the new 15 and 30-second spots, in both English and Spanish, to local media and emergency management partners. The PSAs will also be posted on YouTube at www.youtube.com/user/HCOHSEM.

“Harris County works year round to educate and prepare our residents through PSAs, outreach events, publications and other materials,” added Emmett. “But it’s up to each individual follow through with their own disaster plan.”

HCOHSEM released its hurricane preparedness PSAs this summer urging residents to be prepared during hurricane season, which runs through November 30th. The disaster preparedness PSAs have been released in time for National Preparedness Month which runs through the end of September.

Residents can stay informed about area emergencies through HCOHSEM’s Facebook and Twitter accounts, and atwww.readyharris.org.

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