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Hurricane readiness


Be ready if disaster strikes

Hurricane season runs June-November. CenterPoint Energy has drilled employees to respond to a hurricane and held the annual Houston/Galveston Hurricane Workshop to help the community be prepared for a storm. Here are some resources:

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Stay safe this hurricane season: be prepared!

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We do all we can to avoid disturbing wildlife, but that nest was about 80 feet up in a pine tree that had died during the severe drought in 2011. 
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