Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Corpus Christi, TX

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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Corpus Christi TX
647 PM CDT Wed Aug 23 2017


Surviving a hurricane all comes to down to planning well before the
storm  arrives. Have a hurricane plan in place.  Know the types of
hazards that could affect your family, and know your home`s
vulnerability to storm surge, flooding, and wind. Find out if you
are in an evacuation zone, and have an escape route planned.
Assemble a disaster supply kit, and have enough water, non-
perishable food, and medication to last at least a week.

When a watch is issued, the onset of tropical-storm-force winds is
possible within 48 hours. During a watch, check your disaster supply
kit to make sure nothing is missing.  Activate your hurricane plan.
If you have a boat, you might need the extra time to secure it.

A warning means that tropical-storm-force winds are expected to
begin within 36 hours.  Be ready to use your disaster supply kit,
and take it with you if you`re told to evacuate.  Close up storm
shutters and remain in a safe place throughout the storm.

When the storm is over, don`t be a sightseer. If you do venture
outdoors, watch out for flooded roads and downed powerlines. Wait
until an area is declared safe before entering.

Being prepared can make the difference between life and death. Do
your part.  To learn more about hurricane storm surge and hurricane
safety visit


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