Prepare for Hurricane Season
June 1st is the start of
hurricane season, and already the first named hurricane is expected Tuesday
when tropical storm Barbara becomes a Hurricane in the Pacific off the coast of
Mexico. The weathermen are not forecasting any effect on the Mexican coast as
it appears to be heading in the Hawaiian direction. However, you need to
prepare for hurricane season starting today.
for Hurricane Season
winds can cause trees and branches to fall, so before hurricane season trim or
remove damaged trees and limbs to keep you and your property safe.
loose rain gutters and downspouts and clear any clogged areas or debris to
prevent water damage to your property.
property damage by retrofitting to secure and reinforce the roof, windows, and doors, including the garage doors.
a portable generator, now, or install a generator for use during power outages.
Remember to keep generators and other alternate power/heat sources outside, at
least 20 feet away from windows and doors and protected from moisture; and
NEVER try to power the house wiring by plugging a generator into a wall outlet.
- Have lumber to
board up your house, or have storm shutters in place.
- Store several days’ supply of food and water
for each family member.
- When a storm
approaches, turn your refrigerator or freezer to the coldest setting and open
only when necessary. If you lose power, food will last longer. Keep a
thermometer in the refrigerator to check the food temperature when the power comes back on.
you have flood insurance?
If your home is in a designated flood
zone, your lender requires you to have flood insurance. A flood zone is an area
that has a 1 percent chance of being flooded in any given year.
But floods can happen anywhere. More
than half of homes flooded by Hurricane Harvey were outside of designated flood
Texas is particularly prone to floods,
especially in two large parts of the state: the coast and a wide band called
Flash Flood Alley that extends through Central and North Texas. Almost every
major city in Texas is in an area at high risk of flooding.
Flood maps are difficult to keep up to
date because growth can add to flood risk. Prairies and pasture absorb excess
rainfall from storms. When those lands are replaced by concrete and asphalt, it
can put areas that never flooded before at risk.
Listen to the weather
forecasts. Hurricanes And Tropical Storm Forecasts – National Hurricane
for specific instructions. If the weather reporters say it is time to evacuate,
don’t think it yellow of you to do so.
- Check your emergency supply kit –
it should include a flashlight, batteries, cash,
first aid supplies, and copies of your critical information if you need to
- Prepare to evacuate – If you and
your family are separated when told to evacuate, make sure you have a meeting
place where you can link up
- Know how to Shelter-in-Place – you should
have adequate supplies in case you lose power and water for several days, and you are not able to leave due to flooding
or blocked roads.
- Know the difference between
mandatory and voluntary evacuation.
- After the storm, treat downed power lines with a
velvet glove. Better yet stay away from them.
Paying attention to these preparatory steps can save you and your
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