Houston’s proximity to the Gulf Coast means that sometimes, tropical weather — including hurricanes — may threaten. Although, luckily, the area has been spared a direct hit by a major hurricane in the past several years, that doesn’t mean residents should let their guards down.
With the typical hurricane season in the Atlantic running from June 1 to Nov. 30, we’re right in the middle of hurricane season, so hopefully, most residents have already taken steps to prepare.
Either way, however, it’s a good idea to keep these tips in mind:
Here are some things you can do now — before a storm is even brewing — so that you’re prepared in case tropical weather comes your way:
If a storm is approaching, here are some additional immediate steps to take, according to the Red Cross:
Finally, here’s what the Red Cross recommends you should do after a hurricane hits:
Keep these tips handy so you’re prepared the next time a hurricane threatens.