America's Deadliest Storm

September 8 is the anniversary of a tremendously important event in the history of Galveston and Texas. It was on the evening of September 8, 1900 that a category 4 hurricane hit Galveston and nearly wiped it off the map. It was the deadliest natural disaster in US history, killing somewhere between 6,000 and 12,000 people. Before the storm, Galveston was a rich, cultured, and thriving seaport city. Afterward, it was mud, ruins, and dead bodies. It’s a truly dramatic story. For more information, check out the library’s nonfiction and fictional materials, including:

Hurricane & Disaster Preparedness!

Hurricane season is upon us!  On Wednesday, August 7 at 6:30 P.M., the Harris County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management will be on hand to present "Hurricane & Disaster Preparedness".  This informative program, which will be held in the library Meeting Room, is free and open to the public. 

Hurricane Preparedness

HurricanesThe City of Katy has a free 2013 Texas Hurricane Guide for you.  Stop by either the City of Katy Fire Department at 1417 Avenue D or the City Hall at 910 Avenue C.  Be prepared!

Be Aware, Be Prepared - Hurricane Season is Here!

hurricane imageBE AWARE, BE PREPARED.  Come to a presentation on HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS presented at the CyFair College Branch of HCPL on Tuesday, September 22, from 5:30 – 6:30 pm in room 215 of the Library.  The Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management will provide tips on how to keep yourself and your family safe and more comfortable should we have to survive a hurricane again this year.  OHSEM will also answer your questions.  The library also has an informative display featuring free brochures on hurricane preparedness and a free hurricane tracking chart to be used on your computer. 

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