Be prepared for hurricane season

From protecting your home to creating a preparedness kit, here are some resources and information to help ensure you have an action plan during hurricane season.

Kick start hurricane season with early prep 

There are many factors to consider when preparing for hurricane season. Experts at Baylor College of Medicine offer ways to prepare now before a hurricane to make sure you stay healthy and safe, such as building an emergency kit and planning for evacuation.

Ensure a supply of your prescription medications

Dr. Norman L. Sussman, associate professor of surgery at Baylor, says you can avoid the problem of not having your life-saving medications by following these five simple suggestions.

hurricane-image-featuredAre you ready for hurricane season?

Knowing if you live in an evacuation zone and having a first-aid kit handy are key steps to preparing for hurricane season. Storms can exacerbate symptoms of chronic illnesses and knowing when to call 911 is vital to ensure you and your family’s safety. Check out these tips for more information.

Make sure you have enough supplies

Depending on the severity of the storm, issues such as electricity outages and water shortages may persist for several days or weeks. Be sure to have enough water and non-perishable food items to last for at least one week for every person in your home. Having portable chargers and extra batteries for your devices will also be useful until your electricity is restored. Read more from the National Weather Service.

Additional resources

For more information on Hurricane Preparedness Week, visit the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s website.

In the Houston-Galveston area? Know your evacuation zones and routes.

Read more hurricane preparedness information from the Federal Alliance for Safe Homes.

By Nicole Blanton

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