HOUSTON – Hurricane season is unpredictable each year and we don't want residents along the Gulf Coast to be caught off guard.

Make sure your family is equipped and informed with help from the 2017 KHOU 11 Hurricane and Severe Weather Preparedness Guide.

The KHOU 11 Hurricane and Severe Weather Preparedness Guide is a great resource for families, businesses, schools and organizations.

Inside the guide, chart storms on the tracking map, plan your evacuation route, learn how to build a disaster supply kit and how best to prepare your family, pets and home.

We also have information on tornadoes, flooding and thunderstorms, along with information about storm surge, the hurricane wind scale and other weather-related terms to know.

Pick up this year's guide at the KHOU 11 studio located at 1945 Allen Parkway, or Academy Sports and Outdoors.

The guide is also brought to you by Shell, CenterPoint Gas Generators, and AirCon. A digital copy of the guide is available for download by clicking here.

To request large quantities of the Hurricane and Severe Weather Preparedness Guides for your organization, school or business, for pick up at the KHOU 11 studio, email the number of guides you need to community@khou.com - with "Hurricane Guide Request" in the subject line.