HOUSTON — This hurricane season is starting at a time when things are already stacked against families.
First, experts say be prepared to pay more for your supplies, including plywood and hurricane kit items like flashlights and batteries.
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If you want to make upgrades to your home, like buying hurricane impact windows or installing a new roof, experts urge you not to wait. Supply chain issues could delay your delivery time.
They also advise you to come up with a game plan when it comes to securing hard-to-find items, like baby formula.
Most importantly, experts say don't let your car get below half a tank for hurricane season with gas prices climbing.
Not only will your wallet not take such a big hit, but it'll be easier to fill up when a storm is approaching.
The biggest takeaway is just to prepare sooner than later.