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Hurricane Preparedness

Know the Steps for Safety

As hurricane season arrives at the Gulf Coast, the Drive288 team has taken multiple steps for emergency preparedness. The safety of the traveling public is our #1 priority, during hurricane season and during the rest of the year. For updates on the storm and information about preparing for the upcoming weather, you can visit, the website of the Harris County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management. You can also follow @ReadyHarris on Twitter for live updates in your feed.

While driving during inclement weather, it’s always important to remember that some of our streets in Houston may flood. While the Drive288 crew has taken numerous precautions to protect those driving SH 288 during this time, be aware of your surroundings wherever you are and when in doubt, “Turn Around, Don’t Drown!”

Before a storm, and during every hurricane season, we recommend assembling your storm preparedness checklist.


Storm Preparedness Checklist:

Water – At least a ten-day supply (one gallon per person, per day)
Food – At least a ten-day supply of non-perishable/canned food
First Aid Kit
Flashlight with extra batteries
Battery-powered or hand crank radio
Medical supplies (prescriptions, pain relievers, etc.)
Special items (diapers, baby formula, glasses, etc.)
Tools (wrench, pliers, hammer, tape, etc.)
Sanitation (toilet paper, personal hygiene items, towel, etc.)
Change of clothes and bedding
Important family documents (birth certificates, insurance/bank information, mortgage, pet records, etc.)
Food, water, and medicine for your pets
Kennels or crates, collars, and leashes for each pet
Full tank of gas and a spare tire for each vehicle
Map of evacuation routes and destination(s)
LifeHammer in vehicle

For additional checklist resources, visit, the website for disaster preparedness by the Texas Department of State Health Services.

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