May 6-12 is National Hurricane Preparedness Week! Join us on Facebook for tips you can use to prepare for the 2018 hurricane season, which starts June 1.
Hurricane Preparedness Community Events
TWIA is also participating in events along the coast to share the “insurance is part of preparedness” message. In early May, we participated in the Coastal Bend Hurricane Conference in Corpus Christi and distributed preparedness information to elementary school students at the Hurricane Awareness Tour in McAllen. May 15-18 we will participate in the Texas Disaster and Emergency Management Conference in San Antonio. Check the Community Outreach section of our website for upcoming events.
Resources for Families and Educators
It’s important for children and young adults to be storm-ready too. If you are a parent or educator, these resources are available to help teach hurricane preparedness:
- TWIA Hurricane Preparedness activity packets: Fun and engaging activity sheets to help third, fourth, and fifth grade students learn about hurricanes and how to prepare for one. Each year TWIA creates and distributes these activity packets to schools along the Texas Gulf Coast.
- FLASH Hurricane Strong Kids program: Online activities, videos, apps, and more on hurricane science and preparedness.
- National Weather Service youth education program: Activities and resources for kids, teens, parents, and teachers to learn about weather science and safety.
- Great Hurricane Blowout: Online games to help kids prepare for hurricane season.
We hope you and your community can use these resources to get ready for hurricane season. Additional preparedness information is also available on our website at www.twia.org/hurricane-preparedness.