City prepares to respond in event of natural disaster
Jun 12, 2013 at 6:45 PM CST
Jun 12, 2013
City officials are getting ready in case they need to respond after a natural disaster. A hurricane preparedness seminar was held Wednesday as a way for emergency management officials and first responders to come together and talk about plans of action that would be put into place, especially in the event of a hurricane in South Texas. Fire Chief, Steve Landin, says it's important that they're prepared. “We talk about shelter, sheltering people, Laredo is an evacuation hub for the first 5-thousand residents of the Valley in case a hurricane goes to that area and threatens that area, so we receive the first 5-thousand people, and so we need to prepare to shelter them, and sheltering them requires us protecting them, protecting their health, protecting their security." Landin says in the case of an emergency they notify the public in many ways, through reverse 911 calls, the media, and social networking sites.