(Harris County, TX) – The Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management (HCOHSEM) received an Award of Excellence for its ReadyHarris app from the Texas Association of Municipal Information Officers (TAMIO) at its annual conference this June.
“We are honored to be recognized by communication professionals from around the state for our mobile app,” said Harris County Judge Ed Emmett. “The ReadyHarris app helps our residents better prepare and stay informed during emergencies.”
The ReadyHarris app delivers real-time weather alerts, hosts a step-by-step guide to building a personalized family disaster plan, offers survival tip sheets, maps evacuation routes, and locates local emergency services.
“Every minute counts when severe weather, or any emergency, threatens our community,” said Emmett. “The ReadyHarris app empowers residents to make a personal plan and receive life-saving information at their fingertips.”
Since its release, the ReadyHarris app has been successfully promoted mainly through social media. In just a few months, the app has been downloaded more than 12,300 times. This free app is available at the Apple App Store and Google Play in both English and Spanish.
The TAMIO awards recognize outstanding communication products in various categories including, website, social media, video production and publications. Judging is conducted by non-TAMIO members with expertise in communications and local government.