It is Hurricane Preparedness Week- a time to raise awareness regarding the dangers that come with hurricanes and a time to practice preparedness for natural disasters. Texas Governor Greg Abbott has also issued a proclamation to help bring awareness to the destructive force that hurricanes bring to communities and businesses.
As many are aware from destruction caused by Hurricane Harvey, the Texas coastline and the inland communities are at much more of a risk during the months of June through November. Hurricanes are incredibly powerful forces of nature that cause mass destruction and damage to homes, businesses and road structures. They also pose a threat to lives and property.
“At this time, I encourage all Texans to remain mindful of the dangers presented by hurricanes, to stay informed about current threats, and to take steps toward preparedness. Together, we are ready!” stated Governor Abbott.
What You Can Do to Be Prepared
Before hurricane season starts, now is the time to prepare yourself for potential disasters by first signing up for emergency alerts on you phone. Next, it is also important to build an emergency evacuation plan and an emergency kit. You can find great resources for creating a plan and building a kit at. There you will find links to how to be informed and how to plan ahead so your family can ensure safety when the time comes.
Other items that are important to investigate when it comes to be prepared is checking your insurance coverage, documenting your property and assets, and developing a plan to keep in touch with your loved ones. No one wants to go through the destruction a hurricane can cause, but if you can better prepare yourself for the massive destruction it can bring, you will ultimately provide more safety and security to you and your loved ones. If you ever find yourself in an emergency caused by a natural disaster and need help, please call 9-1-1. In some areas, you can also text 9-1-1 if you are unable to call.