Each year, Americans cope with an average of 10,000 thunderstorms, 1,500 floods and 1,000 tornadoes. The good news is that most weather can be predicted. The bad news is—as this past August’s flooding and the December 2016 tornadoes reminded us—many weather-related deaths still occur each year in North Texas, despite advance warning. The first step to being prepared is realizing that severe weather can happen at any time—and it can happen to you.
It takes the entire community working together to prepare for, respond to, and recover from the destructive forces of nature and other disasters. Each week this month, the City of Garland’s Office of Emergency Management will share tips on how you can be prepared for an emergency.
Follow us all month at GarlandTX.gov, and be sure to visit the Office of Emergency Management’s page to learn more about how you and your family can be prepared for the next big disaster.