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Are these key items in your hurricane preparedness kit?

A hurricane kit is great to have on stand by for any severe weather that comes our way.

HOUSTON — June 1 marks the official start of hurricane season, but there are things you can do ahead of time to prepare, such as making your kit and having a plan. 

A hurricane kit is great to have on stand by for any severe weather that comes our way.

Here is a list of items that should be included. Some items you may have seen or heard of and other items will probably surprise you.

  • water
  • non-perishable food
  • non-perishable baby food
  • medication
  • trash bags
  • paper and pens
  • cash
  • face masks
  • batteries
  • flashlights
  • baby diapers and wipes
  • sleeping bag, blankets 
  • Coloring books, board games, playing cards or other non-digital forms of entertainment

Most people don't think it will ever happen to them. Living in Texas, you just can't think that way. So it is a good idea you prepare ahead of time. We've already had our first named storm in the Atlantic, Tropical Storm Ana, and the season doesn't kick off until next week.

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