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AARP Texas, July 8, 2010
Hurricane season has arrived in Texas, and experts are predicting an "active or extremely active" season. If our weather so far is any indication, we could be in for some stormy weather; Hurricane Alex was the first June Atlantic hurricane in 15 years!
We may not be storm experts here at AARP Texas, but we do have some tips to help keep you safe.
Prepare a Hurricane Supply Kit — Be prepared in the event of a hurricane by gathering the basic supplies you’ll need to endure a few days without utilities, telephone or Internet. Make sure to include enough food for several days — a good rule of thumb is to have enough supplies to last at least three days per person.
Work out an Evacuation Plan — Map out a plan in advance so you know what to do in the event of an evacuation. Listen to your local news for evacuation instructions and PLEASE don’t wait until the last minute to leave.
Prepare a Vital Document Packet — Make sure you have all of your important papers in one pace so you can grab them and go in the event of an emergency!
Develop a Grab and Go Checklist – Make a list of important items, such as prescription medications, that you need to take with you in the event of an evacuation.
For more information on how you can stay safe in the event of a hurricane, check out these government resources:
Katrina: What We’ve Learned
Operation Hurricane Prepare
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