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Its Been 9 years since Hurricane IKE. What do I do?
Once the path of the storm has been confirmed, you will need to remove all
items from your balcony, patio or yard to an inside location, including all hanging plants, outside furniture and any unattached items.
If an evacuation order is given by government officials, it is encouraged that you follow their recommendations as we will.
Hurricane and tropical storm hazards come in many forms, including storm surge, high winds, hail, tornadoes and flooding. It is important for your family to have a plan that includes all of these hazards.
Please look carefully at the safety actions associated with each type of hurricane hazard and prepare your family disaster plan accordingly.
• Water – at least 1 gallon daily per person for 3-7 days
• Food – at least enough for 3-7 days, non-perishable packaged or canned food/juices, snack foods, non-electric can opener, cooking tools/fuel, paper plates/plastic utensils.
• Blankets/Pillows, etc.
• Clothing – seasonal/rain gear/ sturdy shoes
• First Aid Kit/Medicines/Prescription Drugs
• Toiletries/Hygiene items/ Moisture wipes
• Radio – battery operated and NOAA weather radio
• Cash – Banks and ATMs may not be open or available for extended periods
• Toys, Books, Games
• Important documents – in a weatherproof container – insurance, medical records, bank
account numbers, Social Security card, etc.
• Tools – keep a set with you during the storm
• Vehicle fuel tanks filled
• Pet care items – proper identification/immunization records/medications, ample supply
of food and water, a carrier or cage, muzzle and leash
Family Disaster Plan
Discuss the type of hazards that could affect your family. Know your home's vulnerability to storm
surge, flooding, and wind. Locate a safe room/area in your home for each hurricane hazard. In
certain circumstances the safest areas may not be your home but within your community.
Determine escape routes from your home and places to meet. These should be measured in tens of
miles. Have an out-of-state friend as a single point of contact for the whole family.
Make a plan now for what to do with your pets if you need to evacuate.
Post emergency telephone numbers by your phones and make sure your children know how and when to call 911.
Check your insurance coverage - flood damage is not usually covered.
Stock non-perishable emergency supplies and a Disaster Supply Kit.
Use a NOAA weather radio.
Once the storm has passed, then contact your insurance company to file a claim. Then contact a roofing contractor that is certified, local, insured & dedicated to greater Houston, like Horisons. Beware of "storm chasers." If it sounds too good to be true, then we all know it usually is.
Hurricane Harvey, Houston & Horisons. Horisons is certified, local, insured & dedicated to greater Houston. Please contact us so we can help you with the information, advise & service our community deserves!