How to Prepare for a Hurricane

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Hurricane season runs from June 1 to Nov. 30. Hurricanes can cause storm surge, heavy rainfall, inland flooding, high winds, tornadoes, and rip currents. These can cause damage to infrastructure, stopping basic services such as electricity and water. It is important that you prepare now for any potential storms.

On rare occasions, the Houston/Gulf Coast area issues a mandatory evacuation order in response to the threat of a hurricane. If an evacuation is not ordered for a hurricane headed to our area, you may still choose to evacuate or, alternatively, shelter in place. Please read all the information below, so that you are prepared for hurricane season.

How to Prepare

  • Pay attention to the daily weather forecast. Check for information on weather that may result in hurricane conditions.
  • Check emergency updates on Lee College's website. This site will run a banner with updates on an approaching storm or hurricane. It will be updated more frequently if the storm or hurricane approaches the Gulf Coast Area.
  • Make an emergency kit. You should have a kit ready in case you need to leave your home quickly. The kit should include the following:
    • A "Go Bag" — Cash, telephone contact numbers, driver’s license, passport, travel documents, and any required medications.  Include at least 3 days of clothes.
    • Essential emergency supplies — Water, food, flashlights, batteries, and first aid kits are very important. A list of other basic disaster supplies are listed further in this document.