Be Prepared: Attend the May 30 Hurricane Preparedness Meeting
Galveston First Responders will Hold Training Exercise on Seawall Blvd. at 5PM
Galveston, Texas – Hurricane season officially begins on June 1, are you prepared? Island officials are emphasizing the need to make plans and preparations now before any tropical weather develops or enters the Gulf of Mexico. The public is invited to attend the City of Galveston’s annual Hurricane Preparedness Town Hall Meeting at 6:00PM on Wednesday, May 30. The community is encouraged to arrive early and watch as local first responders conduct a training exercise on the beachfront an hour prior to the start of the meeting.
WHAT: Galveston’s Hurricane Preparedness Town Hall Meeting
WHEN: WEDNESDAY, MAY 30
WHERE: Galveston Island Convention Center
5600 Seawall Boulevard
At 5:00PM the Galveston Marine Response Group will conduct a mass casualty training exercise on the beach and street in front of the convention center. This multi-agency response group comprised of the Galveston Fire Department, Galveston Police Marine Division, Galveston Island Beach Patrol, and Jamaica Beach Fire Rescue, was formed to more effectively manage aquatic emergencies. The public is invited to arrive early and watch the training drill.
As in year’s past, exhibits will open to the public prior to the start of the meeting. Elected officials, National Weather Service personnel, and representatives from UTMB, Galveston County, and the City of Galveston will make informative presentations. The public can address the speakers during a community Q&A session. Free hot dogs, cake, and drinks will be provided to all attendees.