May 22, 2007
Hurricane Tracking Charts Available June 1st
Houston, TX - KHOU-TV, Channel 11 will distribute more than 350,000 free copies of Dr. Neil Frank's 2007 Hurricane Tracking Chart beginning June 1st at area Randalls, Keller Williams Realty and Nationwide Insurance offices. CenterPoint Energy is also a proud sponsor.
The charts help area residents keep track of dangerous storms entering the Gulf of Mexico. Viewers can plot the storms with information given on 11News by Chief Meteorologist Dr. Neil Frank and Meteorologists David Paul and Mario Gomez. Dr. Neil Frank's 2007 Hurricane Tracking Charts also provide information about disaster planning and emergency preparedness. The chart includes important safety information from CenterPoint Energy and a storm surge map, which details critical areas vulnerable to dangerous storm surges. The chart includes money saving coupons on weather-related supplies.
As former director of the Hurricane Forecast Center, Dr. Neil Frank is one of the nation's foremost hurricane experts. Dr. Frank encourages those living in the Houston area to pick up one of the charts. "It's important for people living near the Gulf to have a plan and be prepared," he says. "This hurricane season is expected to be an active one. Knowing if you live in an area that could be affected by the storm surge is critical to your safety."
The Dr. Neil Frank's 2007 Hurricane Tracking Chart is available free of charge at area Randalls, Keller Williams Realty and Nationwide Insurance offices. CenterPoint Energy is also a proud sponsor of the chart. The tracking charts are printed in both English and Spanish and will be available beginning June 1st.
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Wendy Burkeen, APR