Governor Abbott Proclaims 2024 Hurricane Preparedness Week in Texas

~ As hurricane season approaches, Governor Greg Abbott has declared May 26-June 1, 2024 as Hurricane Preparedness Week in Texas. The governor is urging all Texans to take necessary precautions and be aware of the potential dangers that hurricanes can bring.

In a statement, Governor Abbott emphasized the importance of being prepared for the possibility of powerful and destructive storms reaching the state's shores. He encouraged Texans to educate themselves on safety measures and create an emergency plan to protect themselves and their loved ones.

The Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) is also taking steps to support hurricane preparedness efforts in the state. TDEM has reviewed emergency management planning documents to ensure they are up-to-date and able to meet the needs of communities in case of a hurricane. Additionally, a full-scale annual hurricane exercise has been planned with partners from all levels of government and the private sector.

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The 2024 Atlantic Hurricane Season officially runs from June 1 to November 30. To help Texans prepare for potential hurricanes, they can visit the Texas Hurricane Center for information on proactive steps to take before, during, and after a storm. Additional safety tips can be found at, while preparedness information is available at

Governor Abbott's proclamation serves as a reminder for all Texans to take necessary precautions and be prepared for any potential hurricanes this season. By being proactive and having an emergency plan in place, lives can be protected and the state can remain safe during these powerful storms.

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