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Prepare for Hurricane Season

Hurricane season officially began June 1 and everyone should stay prepared.

State health officials encourage Texans to prepare for the hurricane season by following three steps:
1) Make a plan. Decide as a family how you will get in contact with each other if separated, where you will go and what you will do in an emergency. Know and practice evacuation routes.

2) Build an emergency supply kit. Gather food, water and essential supplies for at least three days. Include medications and important documents.

3) Get informed. Sign up for warning alerts, download the FEMA app and learn about how to prepare for different types of hazards.

For sample plans, disaster supply checklists and more information on preparing for hurricanes and other emergencies, visit texasprepares.org.

Texas residents can dial 2-1-1 to learn about HHSC programs and services or visit yourtexasbenefits.com.