It’s Hurricane Season 2021

Preparing for Hurricane Season: Lessons Learned from Hurricanes Harvey

Hurricane season is back and unfortunately, the potential for another disaster like Hurricane Harvey has not gone away. If you live in Houston Texas or anywhere near a hurricane-prone area, it’s important to be prepared with supplies and an evacuation plan. We have learned many lessons from Hurricane Harvey and the flooding and water damage it caused.

Be Prepared

To prepare for a hurricane, we recommend stocking up on at least three days worth of water and food. We also highly suggest that you invest in a NOAA weather radio to receive updates from the National Weather Service should another storm approach your area! Make sure to have reliable communication channels as well so that if disaster does strike, you can reach out for directions and help.

How to Prepare for Hurricane Season

Below is a list of more ways to prepare for a hurricane so you are ready when the time comes.

  • Waterproof your home by caulking and repairing leaky windows, doors, decks, and even electrical outlets.
  • Fill up bathtubs or other large containers with water in case of an emergency that leaves you without access to clean drinking water.
  • Have at least $500 cash on hand since most banks will not be open during the storm unless they have special evacuation plans available for their customers.

Remember

You cannot withdraw money from ATMs if power has been lost! We recommend withdrawing any remaining funds before the storm arrives just in case this happens. Make sure your debit card can work offline. Hopefully, Houston can weather another hurricane season without a disaster like Harvey but we must be prepared for the worst.