Free hurricane preparedness event at Cuero Regional Hospital

Examples of documents, tool kits and personal planning will be shared with attendees during the event.
Cuero Regional Hospital

Credit: Cuero Regional Hospital

CUERO, Texas – Area hospitals prepare for hurricane season.

Cuero Regional Hospital is hosting a free hurricane and flood preparedness event on Saturday, June 12 from 9:00 a.m. until 1 p.m.

There are many things to prepare for amid a possible evacuation if a hurricane were to hit.

A free hurricane preparedness event will be at the Old Cuero Intermediate School, said Emily Weatherly with Cuero Regional Hospital.

Weatherly said the event will focus on the “what if” should another hurricane strike the Crossroads area.

Examples of documents, tool kits and personal planning will be shared with attendees during the event.

25 News Now also asked Weatherly how the hospital is preparing now in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.

“After Hurricane Harvey, we invested $1.5 million into Cuero Regional Hospital power supply and our infrastructure,” said Weatherly. “So, we have made major advancements in that area, we have also worked out a duplicate electrical feed with the City of Cuero, so that way we are able to work with them and be able to sustain power.”

A second generator was installed as well that will help expand their normal power capacity at the hospital, added Weatherly.

She said the generator was tested already and good to go.

During the winter freeze back in February, the hospital did not lose power.

Cuero Intermediate School is located at 502 Park Heights Drive in Cuero.

According to their website, the event will feature booths, speakers and topics on: Cuero Regional Hospital EMS, Cuero Home Health, GVEC, Texas Floodplan Management Association, Texas Water Development Board, emergency preparedness, insurance, health precautions, informational booths, door prizes and more.