Hidalgo County Judge Ramon Garcia, who also serves as the county’s Emergency Management Director, said Dare to Prepare serves to provide tools to residents that will help them better prepare for disasters.
“With hurricane season underway, it is important for residents to be informed and prepared before disaster strikes,” said Garcia. “Preparation goes beyond putting together a kit, among other things, it also involves removing debris, which contributes to flooding, and knowing when to evacuate.”
Now in its ninth year, Dare to Prepare is a joint effort with the Texas A&M Colonias Program, Hidalgo County Office of Emergency Management, Commissioners Court, CRC directors, and local agencies and businesses. The fairs are free and open to the public.
The fairs are held from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the following locations:
Monte Alto CRC
25149 1st Street, Monte Alto
San Juan CRC
509 E. Earling Road, San Juan
Endowment Community Center
107 N. Sunflower, La Blanca
510 FM 1015, Progreso
South Tower CRC
1429 S. Tower Road, Alamo
For more information on hurricane preparedness, visit Hidalgo County’s hurricane prepardeness page.