How to prepare for a hurricane in a pandemic

VICTORIA, Texas – Here on the South Texas coast, we are no strangers to prepping for hurricane season. This year, however, is different. How should we modify our normal hurricane preparations to accommodate for the COVID-19 pandemic? In terms of acquiring supplies, you need to do so early, so you’re not with the rush of people at the store before a hurricane hits. Another way is to evacuate to a familiar place if you choose to leave.

“The best thing to do is make sure you have somewhere to go in case of an evacuation. The good thing about hurricanes is you can see them coming. If you plan now, you can think of any places you might be able to go with family or friends and stay, because that’s the best way to shelter in a non congregate environment,” Brittany Eck with the Texas General Land Office says.

If you have to go to a public shelter, make sure you bring masks, gloves, hand sanitizer, soap, and clorox wipes. For more information go to recovery.texas.gov/preparedness.