Hurricane Season Preparedness Guide

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Hurricane Season Preparedness Guide

Hurricane Season June 1 – November 30

Tips to be prepared for hurricane season

  • Develop an evacuation plan and map out a possible evacuation route
  • Communicate your plans to family members
  • Review your insurance policies for adequate coverage
  • Prepare an inventory of household items and store in a secured location such as a safety deposit box
  • Ensure your insurance/health records are in order
  • Trim trees and shrubs around your home and clean rain gutters and downspouts
  • Keep extra cash or traveler’s checks at home in a safe place
  • Check the date of your last tetanus shot (If more than 10 years, ask your physician if you need a booster.)
  • Program important phone numbers into cell phone, including emergency contact numbers
  • Ensure pets have tags with your address and phone number

For more reference and information:

National Hurricane Center:
www.nhc.noaa.gov

Ready.gov:
www.ready.gov/hurricanes

Texas Hurricane Center:
gov.texas.gov/hurricane

TxDOT Evacuation Routes:
www.txdot.gov/inside-txdot/division/traffic/safety/weather/hurricane.html

Hurricane Supply List

To protect your family, gather your hurricane/storm supplies early–you may not have time as the storm approaches.

  • Food (enough for a minimum of three days) Non-perishable food such as canned meats and vegetables, dried fruit, fruit juices, nuts, peanut butter, crackers, canned milk, granola bars, trail mix, cookies, hard candy, jerky and dry cereal
  • Manual can opener
  • Water
  • One gallon per person per day (enough for at least three days)
  • Paper towels and plates
  • Plastic forks and knives
  • Personal items
  • Soap
  • Toilet Paper
  • Feminine supplies
  • Contact lens solution
  • Deodorant
  • Shampoo
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Baby supplies (if needed)
  • Formula
  • Food
  • Disposable diapers
  • Entertainment for the kids such as games, books, magazines, etc.
  • Pet supplies (if needed)
  • Emergency kit
  • Flashlight with extra batteries
  • Portable radio with extra batteries
  • First aid kit with bandages, tape, antiseptic, aspirin, any medications taken regularly or medical supplies needed daily, scissors, tweezers, gloves, thermometer and safety pins\
  • Extra pair of eyeglasses or contacts, if available
  • A list of your physicians and their contact information
  • A list of important medical information, for example, serial number of medical devices such as a pacemaker, hearing aid, etc.
  • Mosquito repellant
  • Sunscreen
  • A list of phone numbers of family members and friends
  • Emergency contact cards
  • Candles and matches
  • Important information
  • Insurance policy
  • Home inventory
  • Health records
  • Clean-up and repair kit
  • A tarp or plastic sheeting
  • Tools such as a hammer, saw, screw driver and wrench
  • Nails and screws
  • Gloves (leather and rubber)
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Duct tape
  • Garbage bags
  • Plywood
  • Brooms and mops
  • Fans
  • Wet/dry vacuum
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Fully charged cell phone
  • Consider purchasing a cell phone powerbank and keep it charged at all times

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