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Hurricane Ike targets the Texas Coast
September 10, 2008

Don’t panic, but be prepared. That’s the  message from city and county leaders who are keeping a close eye on the projected path of Hurricane Ike.

County Judge Ed Emmett calls Ike a “troublesome storm”, because even if Harris County doesn’t get a direct hit, the area could still experience a lot of flooding and hurricane force winds.

So what can you do to prepare? 

First, pay attention to media reports about the storm. KPRC Local 2 meteorologist Frank Billingsley  will be working overtime to keep you informed.

Second: Make sure you have a disaster kit.  2 on the Beat bought a nice backpack from the American Red Cross for about $50.

It’s designed to last a person three days.  It’s stocked with water, a flashlight, batteries, protein bars, gloves, a first aid kit, an emergency blanket and even has an am/fm radio WITH batteries.

It’s pretty good kit to have, but you probably can assemble your own for less money.

Whether you decide to buy a pre-made disaster kit, or make your own, Just  make sure you get to the store – before it’s too late!

Democrats Donating to American Red Cross
September 1, 2008


Encouraging people to give to the American Red Cross

Encouraging people to give to the American Red Cross

2 on the Beat told you earlier how Republicans and Texans for John McCain are reaching out to Hurricane Victims.

This evening Senator Barack Obama and the Democratic Party have also announced plans to help those who will need assistance rebuilding their lives. 

In a statement released tonight Senator Obama said, “We do not yet know what the impact of Hurricane Gustav will be, and we hope with all our hearts that the damage will not be as great as it was three years ago. But we know there will be damage, and there is something you can do right now.”

He is encouraging people to make a donation to the American Red Cross.

If you would like to help out, go to