Governor Greg Abbott gathered with state and federal officials to prepare for the hurricane season.
According to Abbott, the briefing was held to review key lessons learned after the 2017 hurricane season, and FEMA also provided an overview of the following topics: evacuation zones, clearance times, decision timelines and forecast uncertainty, responsible decision makers, and public messaging.
Governor Greg Abbott joined President Donald Trump, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, FEMA Administrator Brock Long, Cabinet members and Governors from across the country for a video teleconference briefing on hurricane preparedness. Officials from various state agencies that oversee emergency response in Texas joined Governor Abbott in Austin for the video teleconference.
"As the recovery from Hurricane Harvey continues and another hurricane season begins, now is the time to prepare," said Governor Abbott. "The state is actively readying resources and communication and response strategies to protect families and property in the event of another hurricane. I thank the Administration for today’s briefing, and I look forward to our continued coordination with federal partners throughout the 2018 hurricane season."
As the 2018 hurricane season begins, Governor Greg Abbott is encouraging Texans to be prepared by putting together an emergency supply kit, creating a communication plan, preparing homes for storms and heeding all warnings from local officials.