As we mentioned last week, Hurricane Season officially began June 1st. And Grimes County officials are still urging you to get prepared now, and stay ahead of the curve.
County Judge Joe Fauth says yes, non-perishable food items are essential to stock up on, but there is more that people sometimes forget.
“Paper plates, paper towels, toilet paper…one 12-pack will be plenty, we do not want to run out again. Paper, solo cups, batteries for flashlights and radios,” Fauth said.
“Other preparation ideas, pet food, a week worth on hand. Prescription medications, again, a weeks worth on hand. Write a list of important phone numbers on paper, and waterproof it by placing it in a plastic bag. If your phone goes dead, and you are using someone else’s phone, they probably do not have your contacts in their phones,” said Fauth.
Fauth said, too, beyond the physical necessities, you need to have your exit strategy ready to go.
“Have a plan in place in the event you must evacuate. Let your family, and friends, know your plan. Keep your auto tanks half full, do not get below a half tank prior to a storm coming into the gulf,” Fauth added.
Twelve to sixteen named storms are predicted for this Hurricane Season.
For questions, or more emergency information, contact the emergency management office for the county at 936-873-4404.