9.14.2009

Houston IN-CERT marks one year anniversary of Hurricane Ike with training


On Saturday, September 12, 2009, the Houston Inner City Emergency Response Team (IN-CERT) held a free disaster preparedness seminar as we approached the one year anniversary of Hurricane Ike, the third costliest hurricane to ever make landfall in the United States. It follows only Hurricanes Andrew and Katrina.


Hurricane Ike struck on September 13, 2008 around 2:00am CST with winds extending 120 miles. The storm took the lives of nearly 200 people, with close to 80 in Haiti alone. Estimated damages within the U.S. reached $24 billion with people in Galveston still trying to recover and thousands of blue tarps on rooftops throughout the Gulf Coast.

The IN-CERT seminar, held at the SHAPE community center, featured presentations by Dr. Akili Graham (Family Physician), Mardie Menke (Harris County Citizens Corps) and Captain Khallid Greene, who heads IN-CERT.



Here is a clip of Khallid Greene speaking. For more information on IN-CERT's free disaster training in Houston visit: http://in-cert.com/



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