• Dustin Maynard

Texas, Ready or Not.

Updated: Feb 9

it's 8:03pm on a hot, dry night. The sun is getting ready to fade into the darkness. You're with your family watching the latest episode of DEAF U. All of a sudden, the wind starts to gust. The branches on the oak trees in the backyard start to wave. You peek into the sky, and hear the howling wind. Your heart starts to race.

Oh no. No! MOM...DAD...KATIE....WE GOTTA GO!!

National and man-made disasters can happen anywhere at anytime. This is inevitable and it is unfortunately a daily reality in Texas. However, we can be ready for it. We all wonder what we would do in an emergency crisis and depending on where you are from, the type of national disasters can vary from state to state. For instance, Florida is prone to hurricanes. California is prone to earthquakes.

But with a state as large as Texas - what could we expect there?

Texas, known as one of the infamous Tornado Alley states, is prone to tornados more so than any other state in America. Statistics show an average of 130 tornados hit Texas every year.

Did you know that Texas is also the number one state with the highest number of fatalities due to flash and river floods with an alarming 883 unfortunate deaths reported from 1959 to 2014.

Do you know how many wildfires spread in Texas every year? Do you know how many chemical accidents have occurred in Texas the past year?

At Bus Door Films, we believe in ready at all costs. Fortunately, we were given the opportunity to partner with the Texas Department of State Health in June of 2019 to create a informative, preparation video in ASL for the Deaf community! Public safety applies to all, and we can proudly say we played our part in making sure everyone is #Texasready.

We highly encourage you to click on the following link in where you will be directed to the video we created: https://texasready.gov/video-series/

But don't stop there! Their website contains tons of information with the latest updates on recent events. Take the time to familiarize yourself with the website and be informed. Take the necessary actions to prepare yourself for any possible disaster and most importantly - Forward the link to your Deaf Texan neighbors, ya'll!

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