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2021 Hurricane Season: Prepare, Respond, Recover, Resources

The 2021 hurricane season is in full swing, and as storms threaten the US, it is important to have a safety plan. This season is expected to be an active one. AccuWeather is predicting 16 to 20 named storms, seven to 10 hurricanes, including three to five major hurricanes this year. No one can predict where these storms will hit, which is why it is important to be ready and have a plan. Your hurricane plan should include jugging a storm and a pandemic.

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Your "stay kit" (if they planned to ride out a storm) or your "go kit" (should they decide to evacuate) should include hand sanitizer or alcohol-based sanitizing wipes, protective masks, a small bottle of bleach, and latex gloves.


While we cannot predict which communities will be hit by a storm, one thing we can do is monitor the weather and prepare for this type of event.

We at AARP know people who are 50+ sometimes face additional challenges. That’s why AARP is teaming up with the Red Cross in Houston to help you get ready. The idea is to help you stay informed, stay alert, and stay safe. There's even an app you can download. Here are a few tips to help you plan for the 2021 Hurricane Season.

Prepare
Respond
Recover
Resources

Quick links
Red Cross
Be Red Cross Ready Preparedness Fact sheet (PDF)
Lista de preparación en caso de emergencias
Houston/Galveston Radar
KHOU Severe Weather Guide (download)



“Grab & Go” Bag (3 days)“Shelter in Place” Bag (7 days)
Food & WaterFood & Water
Three (3) days of non-perishable food (ready to eat) One gallon of water per person per day (up to 3 days) Pet food and water for up to 3 days Plastic plates, cups, and utensils Hand-operated can opener Paper towels
Seven (7) days of non-perishable food (ready to eat) One gallon of water per person per day (up to 7 days) Pet food and water for up to 7 days Plastic plates, cups, and utensils Hand-operated can opener Paper towels
Hurricane Prep Supplies
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