Don’t panic, but be prepared. That’s the message from city and county leaders who are keeping a close eye on the projected path of Hurricane Ike.
County Judge Ed Emmett calls Ike a “troublesome storm”, because even if Harris County doesn’t get a direct hit, the area could still experience a lot of flooding and hurricane force winds.
So what can you do to prepare?
First, pay attention to media reports about the storm. KPRC Local 2 meteorologist Frank Billingsley will be working overtime to keep you informed.
Second: Make sure you have a disaster kit. 2 on the Beat bought a nice backpack from the American Red Cross for about $50.
It’s designed to last a person three days. It’s stocked with water, a flashlight, batteries, protein bars, gloves, a first aid kit, an emergency blanket and even has an am/fm radio WITH batteries.
It’s pretty good kit to have, but you probably can assemble your own for less money.
Whether you decide to buy a pre-made disaster kit, or make your own, Just make sure you get to the store – before it’s too late!