Before a hurricane hits, decide if your family will stay in your home or hometown or exit to an area with shelter. Discuss plans with family and friends outside of the hurricane zone to ask if you can stay with them in an emergency.
If you plan to stay in the area, find out where the nearest shelter is to your home. Watch for storm updates on TV, online, or listen to the radio. Find out which roads aren’t flooded by checking Drivetexas.org. If your community has a flood map, be sure to get a copy.
Other preparations to consider include:
- Family: Talk with your elderly and disabled family and friends this summer about their emergency plans. Know that they are in a safe place before the hurricane hits.
- Fuel: When a hurricane is imminent, have at lea