Resident Update - Hurricane Preparedness
Hurricane Season officially began June 1 and lasts through November 30. As of July 2, we had seen the third, named storm form in the Atlantic Ocean; while there have not been any threats to Texas so far, it only takes one storm to change your life and community this close to the Gulf of Mexico. Tropical cyclones are among nature’s most powerful and destructive phenomena.
In a statement on August 4, 2022, The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) believes conditions still favor an above-normal 2022 Atlantic hurricane season. “I urge everyone to remain vigilant as we enter the peak months of hurricane season,” said Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo. “The experts at NOAA will continue to provide the science, data and services needed to help communities become hurricane resilient and climate-ready for the remainder of hurricane season and beyond.”
If you live in an area prone to tropical cyclones, you need to be prepared. Use the tips below provided from the National Weather Service to ensure you and your family are prepared for Hurricane Season.
Assemble disaster supplies - Just having enough supplies to make it through a hurricane isn’t enough. You need plenty to make it through what could be a LONG recovery period too. Water and electricity could be out for a week or more. Have enough non-perishable food, water and medicine to last each person in your family for a MINIMUM of three days. Also make sure you have extra cash, a battery-powered radio, flashlights, and a portable crank or solar powered USB charger to charge your cell phone. ready.gov/kit
If possible, your kit should include the following:
• Seven-day supply of non-perishable (canned) food
• One gallon of drinking water, per day, for each member of your family, for seven days
• Cash – if power fails, ATMs may not work
• Portable battery or hand crank radio with the weather band
• Flashlights for each member of the family and extra batteries
• Personal items – medications, extra clothes, hygiene items
• Seven-day supply of food, water, and medication for your pets
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