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Everyone should be prepared for hurricane season

By Ginger Walker

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With hurricane season right around the corner, it is important to be prepared. The University of Houston Office of Emergency Management wants everyone to remember these three easy steps: have a plan, build an emergency kit and stay informed.

Step 1: Have a Plan

Know whether you live in an evacuation zone. If so, make plans to evacuate. Know where you will go and how to get there. If you do not live in an evacuation zone, plan to shelter from the storm.

Step 2: Build an Emergency Kit

Prepare enough supplies for three to seven days. Include non-perishable food, drinking water, a first aid kit and essential toiletries. Don’t forget medications, cash, flashlight with extra batteries and a weather radio.

Step 3: Stay Informed

Update your contact information through PASS to ensure that you receive emergency information from UH. For information on how to update your contact information or to view UH emergency information, visit the UH Emergency website during emergencies and the University of Houston Office of Emergency Management website for resources.

For more information on hurricane preparedness, visit the UH Office of Emergency Management website.