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June 2, 2022

Hurricanes predicted? We have tips to prepare.

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Texas has been hit by more than 25 major hurricanes
over the years (NOAA illustration).

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Texas and the U.S. could be in for another busy hurricane season.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predicted that 14 to 21 named storms would develop over the Atlantic Ocean during hurricane season, which runs from June through November. The agency said there could be six to 10 hurricanes including three to six major hurricanes.

Colorado State University experts forecast 20 named storms this year with 10 becoming hurricanes, including five major hurricanes. They also warned there’s a 59% chance that a hurricane comes within 50 miles of the Texas coast.”

The good news is that Texans have time to prepare.

Some tips:

  • Consider buying flood insurance. Flood damage isn’t covered by your home insurance. Don’t wait too long: It typically takes 30 days for flood policies to take effect.
  • Write a family disaster plan. Start on the TexasReady.gov website
  • Decide where and how far you’ll go if you evacuate.
  • Build a “go-kit” with food, medicine, clothes, pet food, and other vital supplies.
  • Make a room-by-room home inventory. This could help later if you file a claim.

Videos:Tips to prepare for a hurricane” and “Hurricane season starts June 1. Are you ready?

Also see:Hurricane season: How to prepare your home and property.”