Make plans early and stay tuned to KBTX News 3, KBTX.com, and local radio stations for storm updates.
Monitor storm reports and keep a log of hurricane conditions.
Remember evacuation routes can sometimes be closed up to 20 hours before landfall by gusty winds or flooding.
Be sure your radio has fresh batteries. A radio is a useful source of information in the event that electric power is unavailable.
Stock flashlights and batteries.
Fill your vehicle's gas tank as soon as a hurricane watch is posted, as fuel pumps will not work if electricity is out.
Store non-perishable, packaged foods which will not require preparation or cooking.
Keep clean, air-tight containers to store enough drinking water for everyone in your family (including pets) for several days.