Mayor's Office

Press Release

City of Houston, Collaborative Promotes Preparedness with Inaugural May Day Houston Event



April 30, 2013 -- The City of Houston invites residents to take a day to prepare during the first ever "May Day Houston" event.  With hurricane season only a month away, the Houston Community Preparedness Collaborative (HCPC), in partnership with the City of Houston, is sponsoring a variety of events focused on helping Houstonians prepare.


May Day Houston


May Day Houston brings together community organizations, businesses, emergency responders, and Houston residents to help promote emergency preparedness. Take some time on Wednesday to help make sure you and your family have the information you need to be prepared for disasters.  This may include putting together an emergency kit, writing out your family's emergency plan, or finding out ways you can stay informed when disaster strikes.   Only when everyone knows their role, will Houston be fully prepared for emergencies. 

Houston residents can make a "Pledge to Prepare", by promising to do at least one thing aimed at helping ensure they are prepared.  Visit for ideas on what families, schools, and organizations can do to be a part of this exciting event!


On Wednesday, join the City of Houston at the following events:


Houston Department of Health & Human Services

Neighborhood Ready Training

Aldine WIC (5198 Aldine Mall Rte, Houston, TX 77039)
(more training dates available)


"Are You Ready?" Video Series - Multi Service Centers across Houston will be showing a video series on disaster preparedness

All Multi-Service Centers 
(find your closest MSC)

All Day

Houston Fire Department

HFD Station Open House - Come see how a fire station operates, and meet some of your local heroes!

All Houston Fire Stations
(find your closest fire station)

5:00pm - 8:00pm

Mayor's Office of Public Safety & Homeland Security, Office of Emergency Management

City Hall Farmer's Market - Providing disaster preparedness information.

Houston City Hall (900 Bagby, Houston, TX 77002)



In addition to the events hosted by the City of Houston, businesses and community organizations from across the area will be hosting events as well.  For more information, or to make a pledge to prepare, visit