Katy, TX News (June 4, 2015) – The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has made preparations for the upcoming hurricane season, which begins June 1 and continues through November 30, and encourages everyone to have an emergency kit and make a plan.
Safety of the traveling public is a priority at TxDOT and the agency is committed to getting people out of harm’s way, getting them home safely and providing assistance with cleanup and recovery. The agency has prepared facilities and equipment for quick mobilization and reviewed evacuation plans. Roadway Dynamic Message Signs (DMS) are ready to communicate emergency messages to travelers across the state, including frequent warnings to citizens in other parts of the state to not travel to affected areas.
The time to get prepared and make evacuation plans is now – “Be Smart. Get a Head Start.” Start by reviewing our comprehensive hurricane preparedness information and hurricane evacuation maps available online at www.txdot.gov (key word search “hurricane”) for an evacuation route for you and your family. Make a checklist of preparations to be made before an evacuation, particularly if you live in an evacuation zone. If you believe you will not be evacuating in the event of a hurricane, prepare a survival kit. In addition to stocking up on bottled water, non-perishable food items, first aid kits and cash, TxDOT is encouraging coastal residents to keep their gas tanks full during hurricane season.
Information courtesy of TxDOT