WESLACO, Texas – Hidalgo County is long overdue for a hurricane. And the season is just around the corner. In an effort to prepare the community for heavy storms, the county is hosting emergency preparedness fairs starting today through the end of June. Residents can receive valuable information and tools to be better prepared for an unexpected disaster.
David Fuentes, county commissioner, “They should always be prepared if an event is happening. They should prepare with sandbags and make sure that they secure their households. Also, that they have a full tank of gas, water, and food resources, first aid kits. Those are the types of things that they need to have. Stay in touch with the weather. They need to make sure that they are watching their local news. Make sure that they look at our county website, and our emergency management website.”
The county will be hosting another fair tomorrow at Donna North High School from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Friday at the South Tower Community Resource Center in Alamo from 10:00 a.m. till 12:00 p.m.