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Louisiana And Texas Urged To Prepare For Tropical Weather

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Louisianans and Texans are urged to take steps now to get ready in advance of Tropical Storm Lee that could soon impact parts of both states.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Region 6 office continues to work with its partners at the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) and the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) to prepare for the possibility of landfall, including heavy, torrential rain.

Tropical Storm Lee
Tropical Storm Lee

In coordination with state officials, FEMA has pre-positioned some supplies – such as blankets, cots and meals – and personnel in several locations in both states to help with emergency response coordination and other needs.

“We will continue to be proactive and support our state partners,” said FEMA Region 6 Administrator Tony Russell. “We also urge everyone to make sure their personal preparedness efforts are underway now. Have a plan; put together an emergency kit; stay informed by listening to your local officials for instructions and updated emergency information.”

Tools and resources are available online to help you prepare for, respond to and recover from any type of disaster. Visit www.ready.gov, www.listo.gov for more information.

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