Storm Prep 2022: What the experts say

25 News Now Chief Meteorologist Brian Alonzo spoke with experts on how to prepare for major storm, what to do after

VICTORIA, Texas – 25 News Now Chief Meteorologist Brian Alonzo spoke with experts on how to prepare for major storm and what to do after.

Ken Graham, National Hurricane Center Director, provides words of advice on how to prepare for a storm and what to do after.

“After a hurricane, just because you get through the initial part of it, it’s not fun afterwards. I mean there is power loss, there is danger, such as not having enough medicine, not having enough food and water. You have to be prepared for that,” said Graham. “You have to have all that. If you’re going to have a generator, please review the safety measures. We’ve lost more people to carbon monoxide poisoning than we have from storm surge since 2017. It’s been really active, so know all the riles about the generators and make sure you have plenty of supplies for a whole wee. Gotta be prepared afterwards. It’s no fun afterwards. Be ready.”

Tim Marshall, Meteorologist and Structural Engineer, storm chases pre and post tropical cyclones. He has also seen a wide variety of damage throughout his career. Wind damage is the biggest issue has has seen.

“Wind! Wind you need to prepare to board up your windows and prevent that wind from getting in. One of the things we see all too often, is when the wind gets in, it wants to get out,” said Marshall. “So it’s going to blow out part of your roof or blow out part of your wall. Attached garages to your house are also detrimental, if they face the wind. Try to build a little frame wall and back of that to support the garage door. These are things you can do to prevent wind from getting in.”

Make sure to tune in at 6:30 p.m. for the Storm Prep 2022 special. You can watch the special here.