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Hurricane Preparedness

Hurricane season is in full swing and there is more activity forming in the gulf so please take the time to prepare your household this weekend by using the following helpful tips and contacts! Stay safe everyone!

What you should do:

We are in a very active tropical period with the possibility of multiple storm threats in a short period of time. It is important to ACT NOW to prepare your family for potential tropical weather.

MAKE A PLAN

· Review your family’s emergency plan, including what you will do if you stay or if you evacuate.

o Remember to take into account that social distancing is still needed for COVID-19.

· If you live in an evacuation zone (Zip Zone) and will need assistance evacuating for a storm that threatens our region, now is the time to call 2-1-1 or go online to register for assistance.

· As we move into to peak hurricane season, homeowners and renters should contact their insurance agent about purchasing flood insurance. Remember, flood damage is not covered by most homeowners or renters policies. Take action TODAY to ensure that your home and contents are protected by enrolling in the National Flood Insurance Program. Go to https://www.floodsmart.gov/ for more information.


STAY INFORMED

· Go to www.readyharris.org for hurricane preparedness information and to sign up for Ready Harris Alerts to stay informed.

· Follow trusted sources such as: National Weather Service Houston-Galveston, Harris County Flood Control District, and ReadyHarris.

Text CV19 to 888777 to receive COVID19 updates.

Where you can learn more:

· Tropical Weather: NOAA National Hurricane Center

· Local Forecast: NWS Forecast Office Houston/Galveston, TX

 
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