The National Weather Service said earlier this week that Tropical Storm Cristobal was potentially headed toward Houston, and with hurricane season officially underway as of Monday, June 1, Harris County officials are advising residents to prepare for possible impacts.
In order to stay prepared, among the nourishment suggestions from officials are buying a 7-day supply of non-perishable food items as well as non-perishable pet food and having a gallon of drinking water per person per day to last a full week.
Should homes lose power, residents are also advised to have flashlights for each family member and a portable battery-powered radio with extra batteries on hand.
They should also have items such as hand sanitizer and face masks or coverings during the COVID-19 pandemic as well as a first-aid kit.
For a complete list of hurricane preparedness items, visit readyharris.org/Portals/60/documents/Get-Prepared/2020-EmergencyEssentialsKit-English.pdf. The list is also available in Spanish.
For more information on how to be prepared, residents can go to readyharris.org or sign up for Ready Harris Alerts.