Preparation Checklists for Hurricane Season

It’s that time of year again. Hurricane season officially starts Tuesday and runs through November 30. Here are checklists that can help you prepare for and recover from hurricanes.

Hurricanes can strike anywhere, anytime. The time to prepare is not when one is bearing down on you. It’s now. When you have time. Supplies are plentiful. Internet access is available. You’re calm. And can think things through.

Any number of agencies offer preparedness guides from Harris County Flood Control to the National Weather Service and your insurance company. I also discovered a site that specializes in preparedness and recovery checklists for hurricanes. It’s And it has both general lists and lists tailored to the needs of special groups, such as children, senior citizens, and families with pets.

Rosie the Dog on the Harvey Cruise Line. Photo Courtesy of Denise Faulkner.

They also sent me links to several other special-purpose sites. For instance:

For future reference, you can find these checklists on my Links Page under the Preparedness subhead.

Start reviewing these now. It’s never too early to plan!

Posted by Bob Rehak on 5/30/2021

1370 Days since Hurricane Harvey