PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
800 AM CDT SAT MAY 30 2009

...TAKE ACTION...

YOU SHOULD USE THIS FINAL DAY IN HURRICANE AWARENESS WEEK TO THINK
ABOUT OR DEVELOP YOUR PLAN OF ACTION AS IF A HURRICANE WERE
THREATENING YOUR AREA.

...WHEN A HURRICANE ENTERS THE GULF...
CHECK YOUR DISASTER SUPPLY KIT. CHANGE OUT ANY EXPIRED FOOD AND
REPLACE IT WITH A NEW SUPPLY OF NON PERISHABLE ITEMS. PUT FRESH
BATTERIES IN YOUR RADIO AND FLASHLIGHTS AND PUT AN EXTRA SET OF
FRESH BATTERIES IN THE KIT. MAKE SURE YOUR IMPORTANT PAPERS ARE UP
TO DATE. FILL YOUR AUTOMOBILES WITH GAS. GET EXTRA CASH. MAKE SURE
YOU HAVE FOOD FOR YOUR PETS. SECURE YOUR BOAT OR BEACH HOUSE FOR THE
STORM BEFORE THE WATCH IS ISSUED.

...WHEN A HURRICANE WATCH HAS BEEN ISSUED IF NOT BEFORE...

INSTALL COVERINGS ON WINDOWS AND DOORS. PICK UP ITEMS OUTSIDE YOUR
HOUSE THAT COULD BECOME MISSILES DURING THE HIGH WINDS. FILL YOUR
BATHTUB WITH WATER...ESPECIALLY IF YOU PLAN TO STAY DURING THE
STORM. THIS WATER IS FOR CLEANING AND FOR FLUSHING THE TOILET...AND
NOT FOR DRINKING. REPLENISH THE DRINKING WATER SUPPLY IN YOUR KIT.

...WHEN A HURRICANE WARNING HAS BEEN ISSUED OR YOU HAVE BEEN ADVISED
TO EVACUATE INLAND...

PUT YOUR DISASTER KIT IN YOUR AUTOMOBILE. NOTIFY A RELATIVE OR
SOMEONE WHO IS YOUR INLAND CONTACT THAT YOU ARE EVACUATING YOUR
HOME. NOTIFY A NEIGHBOR THAT YOU ARE EVACUATING AND HOW YOU CAN BE
REACHED. DRIVE YOUR EVACUATION ROUTE TO YOUR DESTINATION.

...AFTER THE STORM...

CHECK YOUR HOME FOR DAMAGE BEFORE TURNING POWER BACK ON. REMOVE
WINDOW AND DOOR COVERINGS. NOTIFY A RELATIVE THAT YOU ARE BACK HOME
AND YOUR HOME IS OK.

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