The Atlantic hurricane season typically runs from June 1 to November 30 with the peak period from early August through the end of October. Now is the time to prepare. The City of Bellaire is ready to respond to any emergency.
Building an emergency essentials kit is the essential first step to preparedness. Avoid panic buying and empty store shelves by stocking up on essential items over the whole year. It’s safer and less expensive than waiting until the last minute. Your kit should include:
Seven-day supply of non-perishable (canned) food
One gallon of drinking water, per day, for each member of your family, for seven days
Cash – if power fails, ATMs may not work
Portable battery or hand-crank radio with the weather band
Flashlights for each member of the family and extra batteries
Personal items – medications, extra clothes, hygiene items
Seven-day supply of food, water, and medication for your pets
Make a Plan
What will you do in a disaster or hurricane? Do you need to evacuate, or should you stay home and ride out the storm? Make sure your plan answers important questions like:
Are you in an evacuation zone?
Where will you go if you do evacuate?
How will you keep in touch with family members and others?
Are you responsible for others who may need your help?