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DeWitt County officials preparing for hurricane season

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The hurricane season begins on June 1st and the DeWitt County Office of Emergency Management wants you to be prepared.
Newscenter 25's David Gibson spoke to the Emergency Coordinator about what steps we can all take to get ready.
This week is hurricane preparedness week and the DeWitt County Office of Emergency Management wants to make sure you're prepared.
I took to the streets of Cuero to find out if people there are prepared.
"We are getting that way, we were caught a little off guard last year.and we will certainly be prepared this year," says Britt Alexius. Prepared Resident.
"Hurricane season is June 1st to November 30th. We can get hurricanes prior to it and we can get tropical storms prior to June 1st, and we have not seen them after November 30th but it can happen," explains Cyndi Smith, Emergency Management Coordinator.
In the event of an emergency or a hurricane do you have the bare minimum a flash light.
"We recommend that everybody have a disaster supply kit. Make a plan and be ready," says Smith.

Emergency Management Coordinator Cyndi smith recommends you buy things, you don't have to prepare on a stove or grill. For your supply kit.
"Things that don't get prepared. Like peanut butter, jelly crackers, tuna or granola bars," tells Smith.
For hurricane preparedness smith recommends that you have at least one case of water for each person in your home.
In addition to having a supply kit smith says you should always have a go bag in case you have to evacuate.
"Cheese crackers, meals, granola bars and take that on the road," adds Smith.
Smith also says its important to have bag with copies of important documents like.
"Your identification, your insurance documents not just the car but your property and health, your medical and prescription.....and write down important family phone numbers because cell phones die," declares Smith.

After hearing this advice and talking to a few people in Cuero, making a plan early is beneficial.
"After last year we have a whole new respect for what the weather can do and how quickly it can change," exclaims Elaine Post, Prepared Resident

Make sure you always remember to have your supplies ready because you never know when a hurricane or emergency situation will come.
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