Living in Katy, Houston, or nearby? Don’t let the unpredictability of natural disasters catch you off guard. With Texas Homes Realty & Management by your side, you can turn your home into a fortress of safety. Here’s how.
Stock Up Smartly
First thing’s first—your pantry. Make sure you have at least a week’s worth of non-perishable food and water. Think a gallon per person per day. And hey, if you’re storing canned goods, don’t forget a manual can opener. Also, keep a first aid kit and essential medications handy. Trust us; it’s better to have it and not need it than the other way around.
Home & Car Safety Measures
Depending on the disaster—be it hurricanes, tornadoes, or earthquakes—your prep work will vary. For storms, board up those windows. For earthquakes, secure heavy furniture and appliances. And always, always know how to turn off your gas valves. While you’re at it, keep your car’s gas tank full. You never know when you might need to make a quick exit.
Stay In The Loop
When disaster looms, tune into local news or NOAA radio. Bookmark your go-to emergency channels now, so you’re not scrambling later. Know your escape routes and keep an eye out for evacuation orders.
Plan for the Unplanned
Even if you’re not in a flood zone, safeguard important documents in a waterproof container. Got pets? Include them in your emergency plans. Ensure their tags or microchips are up-to-date.