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Ginger Walker
Emergency Management Specialist

National Preparedness Month: Use the FEMA Fillable Wallet Card

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Houston, Sept. 9, 2016 — When a disaster strikes, the first thing people do is reach for their cell phone. What if there is no power? What if the cell phone isn't fully charged? What happens when the contacts on the cell phone can't be accessed?

This is when preparedness skills kick in. People don't realize how much information is stored in their phones until they can't access it when needed.

The University of Houston Office of Emergency Management tells people not to wait to be prepared. Check out FEMA's fillable wallet card. Spending a few minutes now to fill in a few phone numbers of family or friends is one of the keys to preparedness.

Additional information can also be found on the University of Houston Office of Emergency Management website.

About the University of Houston

The University of Houston is a Carnegie-designated Tier One public research university recognized by The Princeton Review as one of the nation's best colleges for undergraduate education. UH serves the globally competitive Houston and Gulf Coast Region by providing world-class faculty, experiential learning and strategic industry partnerships. Located in the nation's fourth-largest city, UH serves nearly 44,000 students in the most ethnically and culturally diverse region in the country.