In Texas, we are well aware of our seasons! The infamous Summer heat and humidity combination has officially graced us with its presence. As we soak up the sun and dive in our pools, rivers, and lakes every chance we get, we must also keep in mind that hurricane season is upon us.
According to KHOU, hurricane season officially begins on June 1st and runs through November 30th. They have predicted this year to be especially active, and after all that we’ve been through in 2020 already, are we that surprised? Do keep in mind that the predicted count of storms versus the actual count of storms has consistently been over-estimated.
Regardless, we can all do our part in gearing up for the wet months to come! Here are a few ways you can prepare your family and your home ahead of time.
- Trim your trees! Be sure to clear limbs that are already dead and risk falling on your home or your neighbor’s.
- In the event of an evacuation, you’ll want to have a plan. Know where to go and secure that plan before you are rushed to make a decision.
- Check your flood insurance and make sure it is satisfactory to your expectations.
- Gather items together for an emergency supply kit such as flashlight, first aid kit, cash, toiletries, food, water, foil, chargers.
- Clear your gutters and downspouts.
- Always watch and listen for weather updates when a storm is approaching! Plan your weekends accordingly so that you aren’t stuck away from home during a weather emergency.
We are seasoned professionals! If we can make it this far through a pandemic, hurricane season won’t bring us down. Let’s continue our safe practices! In the meantime, check out our friends at the Texas Red Dirt Choir! Put together by twenty-five of Texas Country’s most accomplished artists, they joined their hearts and voices to sing Faith in the Water in a quest to raise $1,000,000 for those affected by the $190 billion dollar storm Hurricane Harvey.