The 2023 hurricane season begins June 1 and ends November 30, but already predictions are it will be an "above average" season. Colorado State University's annual outlook calls for 13 named storms and six hurricanes. Two of those hurricanes are predicted to be major. Despite that, they say this will be a “slightly below-normal” Atlantic hurricane season.
No one can predict where a storm will hit, so it is essential to be ready and have a hurricane plan. That plan should include what to do before, during, and after a storm hits. AARP Texas has put together a list of tips, checklists, resources, and vital information to keep you up to date on the latest news. We will also update this page as needed. Residents are asked to monitor the weather and radar.
We at AARP know people who are 50+ sometimes face additional challenges. That’s why we are collaborating with the Red Cross in Houston to help you get ready. The idea is to help you stay informed, alert, and safe. There's even an app you can download. Here are a few tips to help you plan for the 2023 Hurricane Season.
Before a storm hits, put together a Basic Emergency Kit. Check emergency equipment, such as flashlights, generators, and storm shutters.
- Gather food, water, and medicine. Stores and pharmacies might be closed.
- Have a 1-month supply of medication in a child-proof container.
- Keep personal, financial, and medical records safe.
- Have enough pet food.
Storm prep videos (in English and Spanish)
Videos to help you prepare, endure, and recover from a storm:
- Disaster Supply Checklist
- Lista de Suministros para Emergencias Durante Desastres
- How to Prepare your Home for Hurricane Season
- Como preparar su hogar para la temporada de huracanes
- Evacuate or shelter in place
- Cuando evacuar, opciones y refugios
- Have insurance and other documents ready during a disaster
- Revise el seguro y otros documentos importantes antes de la temporada de huracanes
What to pack in "grab and go" and "shelter in place" bags.
|“Grab & Go” Bag (3 days)||“Shelter in Place” Bag (14 days)|
|Food & Water||Food & Water|
The AARP Disaster Resilience Tool Kit, developed with FEMA, is designed to help local leaders reduce the risk and impacts of disasters on older adults. It is designed to inform you on what to in any disaster. Click here to check it out.
More local hurricane resources (English/Spanish) Disaster Assistance
- Emergency Preparedness Checklist for Adults 50+
ENGLISH / SPANISH
- Emergency Kit and Plan Checklist
- 7 Tips to Avoid Fraud After Natural Disasters
- Hurricane Checklist
- Family Disaster Plan template
- Family Disaster Plan template Spanish
Download the Red Cross Hurricane Safety Checklist
Hurricane Safety Checklist - English
Hurricane Safety Checklist - Spanish
Download the FREE Red Cross Emergency App
Apple Store » or Google Play »
Aplicación de Emergencias - disponible en español »