Disaster preparedness crews come to Waco

POSTED: Wednesday, May 25, 2011 - 4:28pm
UPDATED: Friday, April 13, 2012 - 9:54am

WACO -- Looking back at this week's deadly tornados, Texas Department of State Health Services is looking forward, telling Central Texans to start preparing.

The "Ready or Not" tour stopped in Waco Wednesday to help locals get started ahead of time in case of a disaster here.

Crews gave checklists and information to people, hoping to let people know these disasters around the country are proof you need to have a plan.

"When that storm is baring down on you, it's too late to make the plan. You have to be ready to enact it. So start now when the weather is good, when we haven't had any disasters. Start thinking about what would happen if a tornado came down on your home or on your parent's home or your children's home. Be prepared right now," says Department of State Health Services Spokesperson, Kelly Craine.

"Ready or Not" crews advise on top of keeping the obvious food and water ready to go, remember your medications. They also say to write down phone numbers in case phones don't work, and don't just grab your pets, remember their supplies, too.


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