Hurricane Season: Are you prepared?

Posted at 12:30 PM, Aug 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-01 17:38:11-04

Hurricane Harvey caused a lot of devastation in our area and that has Nueces County officials wanting to make sure everyone is prepared in case a hurricane hits our area again.

On Thursday, Nueces County will host the Nueces County Community Hurricane Preparedness Fair at the Richard Borchard Regional Fairgrounds at 1213 Terry Shamsie Boulevard in Robstown.

Emergency officials will be on hand to provide information on what you can do to keep your family safe. There will also be several family friendly activities. The event is free and runs from 5 p.m. To 7:30 p.m.

Nueces County Deputy Emergency Management Coordinator Melissa Munguia is helping organize the event. “We’re doing it right now because August and September are our prime time in hurricane season for South Texas and the Coastal Bend. This is the most important time for people to be alert and be ready.” Munguia said.

She said Hurricane Harvey was a great learning experience for everybody and added, “I think that the biggest lesson learned is that every storm is different and that everybody has to be prepared for their own family and themselves. Preparedness in general is probably the number one thing that everybody can improve.”