Hardin County better prepared as hurricane season begins

By Daniel Elizondo
editor@silsbeebee.com It has been seven years since ahurricane has swept across the Hardin County area, and for everyone, its great news – with hopes of adding more years to the streak. However, the arrival of hurricane season, which began on Monday, June 1, always puts a sense of urgency in the community. “There were a lot of lessonslearned when Rita hit,” Hardin County Emergency Management Coordinator TheresaWigley said.“When something like this happens, we do as we are trained.” Each year, officials of Hardin County collaborate with city officials and area emergency management officials to help better prepare if disaster strikes once again. Training and seminars are made available throughout the year, however, officials gathered on Monday to make sure that everyone was still on the same page. “We don’t want this to happen ever again,” Hardin County Judge ayne McDaniel Jr. said. “Yes, we have gained a lot of experience from Rita, but these storms are unpredictable in what damage they can cause on any give area.We are much better prepared because of them.”

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