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(HOUSTON) — Dancing around a decorated pole might not be your idea of fun, so you might want to follow the City of Houston’s lead and observe May Day by getting prepared for stormy weather.

“May Day Houston” is part of a national initiative from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

City of Houston Public Information Officer Michael Walter says the goal is simple, “We want everyone in Houston to take one step, a first step, to be better prepared for emergencies.”

Walter says the two most obvious items on your list might be “putting together an  emergency kit, and making an emergency plan.”

But Walter says it’s not just a personal plan that’s important, “We’ve even companies that are doing table-top exercises to walk through what you would have to do in an emergency to be prepared.”

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