Gulf Towns Girding as Hurricane Season Opens On the first day of the 2006 hurricane season, Melissa Block talks with several people to find out how they're preparing for potential storms: Galveston Mayor Lyda Ann Thomas; Mark Segel, a spokesman for Cingular Wireless; and Gulfport, Miss., resident Tom Achee who is still repairing damage to his house from Katrina.
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Gulf Towns Girding as Hurricane Season Opens

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Gulf Towns Girding as Hurricane Season Opens

Gulf Towns Girding as Hurricane Season Opens

Gulf Towns Girding as Hurricane Season Opens

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On the first day of the 2006 hurricane season, Melissa Block talks with several people to find out how they're preparing for potential storms. Galveston Mayor Lyda Ann Thomas explains the extra steps her coastal city will take, in addition to the new emergency plans proposed by the state of Texas.

Mark Segel, a spokesman for Cingular Wireless, talks about the mobile units his company will send in after a large storm to make sure their cellular network is up and running.

And finally, Gulfport, Miss., resident Tom Achee provides an update on the repairs he's made to his house since Katrina hit -- and what else he plans to do if another big hurricane comes his way.