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Harris County Releases PSA: Building a Resilient Community Together

(Harris County, Texas) – The Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management (HCOHSEM) has released a new disaster preparedness public service announcement (PSA) just in time for National Preparedness Month (NPM) which runs through the end of September.

“The PSA is part of Harris County’s ongoing public awareness campaign to encourage residents to prepare for emergencies,” said Harris County Judge Ed Emmett. “Because disasters can occur in many forms and can happen at any time.”

Images in the PSA also remind the public of the “neighbor helping neighbor” spirit that has helped us recover from disasters. By taking steps now to prepare for emergencies, we ensure that our families and communities can respond and recover from all types of emergencies. Together, our efforts will build a stronger and more resilient community.

“Harris County works year round to educate and prepare our residents through outreach events, publications and other materials,” added Emmett. “But it is up to each individual follow through with their own disaster plan.”

HCOHSEM has produced 15 and 30-second spots, in both English and Spanish, and will distribute to local media and emergency management partners. Click the following to view in:

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