Hurricane season is here, have your family’s plan ready
It’s hard to believe it’s already June and that Hurricane Season has begun. The prognosticators predict a below-average season this year for storm activity, but as our local emergency responders were quick to remind us in our story about the beginning of the season — it only takes one.
There are many sources of information about how to prepare for hurricane season but the key, now that the June 1 beginning date has passed, is to have a plan. Know in advance what your family will do if Southeast Texas is threatened with a hurricane. Know well in advance you evacuation destination, keeping in mind that hotel rooms are snatched up quickly when a storm is in the Gulf. Have a plan about the route you will take, who will go and have a discussion so everyone knows what your family’s plan is.
With some luck, the forecast for a slow year will turn out to be correct and at the end of the season the plans can be put on the shelf to wait for a new year. But having a plan now, in case the unexpected happens, could save time and worry in case the threat of a hurricane once again bears down on the Upper Texas Coast.
Our hearts go out to our neighboring Texans who have been devastated by the loss of life and property destruction... read more