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Hurricane Season Is Here

Peak Hurricane seasonis here. Now is the time to get prepared. We hope we don’t get hit by another hurricane this year. But just in case, we all should be ready now to make sure our families are as safe and secure as possible. One way to make sure we are prepared is to have a complete stock of supplies. Here is The Ultimate Hurricane Checklist published by the Houston Chronicle:

  • Nonperishable food to last at least two weeks
  • Water(one gallon per day for each member of your house hold)
  • Paper cups, plates, and plastic utensils
  • Manual can opener
  • Aluminum foil
  • Coolers
  • Battery-operated radio
  • Batteries
  • Bleach
  • Soap and toiletries
  • Prescription medication
  • First-aid kit
  • Frozen gel packs
  • Toilet paper
  • Disinfectant
  • Duct tape
  • Plastic bucket with tight lid
  • Plastic garbage bags
  • Plastic storage containers
  • Trash bags (for cleanup)
  • Kid supplies, such as books, a battery-operated DVD player, and games
  • Map of Texas
  • Flashlight
  • Whistle
  • Work gloves
  • Generator
  • Carbon monoxide detector (if using a generator)
  • Extension cords (for generators)
  • Gas cans
  • Matches
  • Chain saw (for tree debris)
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Fix-a-Flat
  • Pliers
  • Utility knife
  • Rain gear
  • Rubber boots (in case of flooding)
  • Sandbags (in case of flooding)
  • Tarps or plastic sheeting

For more resources to help you prepare for a possible hurricane, visit any of these websites:

Ready Houston , 

American Red Cross Greater Houston, 

United Way of Greater Houston, 

Neighborhood Centers, Inc.,

source:  Houston Chronicle



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