Volume XXX, Number 9
 September 2015

September is Preparedness Month in Texas

Governor Greg Abbott has declared September as Preparedness Month in Texas to coincide with National Preparedness Month.

The Lone Star State encounters at least one major disaster nearly every calendar year. This year devastating severe weather during the months of May and June caused loss of life and property. Families and communities continue long-term recovery and rebuilding lives.

The theme for the 2015 National Preparedness Month (NPM) is: Don’t Wait. Communicate. Make Your Emergency Plan Today.

Everyone is encouraged to develop an emergency plan for communicating with family and friends and know where you and loved ones will go if an evacuation is necessary. Learn how to assemble a disaster supply kit of important emergency supplies including a first aid kit, a NOAA Weather Radio or battery-operated radio, flashlight, medication, non-perishable food items, and bottled water. Take this time to promote awareness, preparedness, and mitigation measures to help prevent and reduce loss of life and property. Enclosed is the Preparedness Month proclamation signed by Governor Abbott.

For more information about Preparedness Month, CLICK HERE to visit the TDEM website.  Social media users can follow the hashtag #NatlPrep to keep up with the preparedness conversation online.

Other links on preparedness:

President’s Report


 Legislative Update


 Commitment to Care

If you have any questions about the THCA C to C Initiative or would like to share your facilities successes please contact me at gbwilliams@txhca.org or call (512) 458-1257.


State News

  • September is Preparedness Month in Texas


National News


Announcements & Recognitions

THCA’s 65th Annual
Convention and Trade Show

THCA 65-01


Official Convention Sponsor


AHCA/NCAL 66th Annual
Convention & Expo
October 4-7, 2015
San Antonio, Texas

Our Great State of Texas is the host state for the AHCA/NCAL Annual Convention & Expo, October 4-7, 2015! Experience the National Conference right here in our home state!

Pre-Registration Rate available until September 9, 2015

Onsite Registration Rate available September 10, 2015 -October 7, 2015

Hotel Reservation Deadline – September 9, 2015

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Register now and take advantage of the Pre-Registration Rate Savings.





Official THCAPAC @ Convention Sponsor

?’s About THCAPAC…Here’s How To Contact Us
Ron Payne, THCAPAC Co-Chair
Mark McKenzie, THCAPAC Co-Chair
Gina Muniz, THCAPAC Liaison


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