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September is National Emergency Preparedness Month

September is National Emergency Preparedness Month! Hays County Commissioners Court approved a proclamation on August 30, 2022, for the designation. Office of Emergency Services Director Mike Jones and Emergency Preparedness Coordinator Michelle Villegas addressed the court and invited all residents to attend the Sept. 10 Emergency Preparedness Fair. The event takes place from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Hays CISD Performing Arts Center, located at 979 Kohlers Crossing in Kyle.
Children will enjoy visiting with Smokey Bear and Sparky the Fire Dog. First responders will showcase their apparatus in the parking lot. Local vendors will be inside the PAC and outside under a tent. Local high school bands will perform. You can also check out adoptable dogs from the Regional Animal Shelter and donate blood with We Are Blood!
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Part of the proclamation says ‘residents are encouraged to develop and practice emergency/evacuation plans which include a communications strategy, emergency rendezvous locations, a preparedness kit for home, work, and travel taking into consideration the needs of the members of their household including their pets.’
To help Hays County residents be prepared to face most any emergency, the OES will share a tip each day as part of its 30 Days, 30 Ways campaign. See the tips on the OES Facebook page.
Read the county’s full news release about the Preparedness Fair. Then make plans to bring the family for a fun-filled day!
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