Your All-In-One Guide to Hurricane Preparedness in Fort Bend

Hello, neighbors! I’m Julius from Freedom Junk Hauling and Demolition, your community partner for all things cleanup and more. With hurricane season here, let’s dive into how to best prepare.

Fact: The Greater Houston area and surrounding is vulnerable to hurricanes from June to November.

Resource: The National Hurricane Center offers real-time updates.

Local Tip: Consult the Fort Bend County Evacuation Zones to gauge your risks.

Pro Tip: Download offline maps to your phone in case of internet outage.

Fact: Most hurricane-related deaths occur due to flooding.

ResourceFEMA’s offers a comprehensive emergency supply list.

Local Store: Randalls in Richmond stocks up well on non-perishables.

Pro Tip: Use your washing machine as a makeshift cooler for perishables.

Do: Stock canned foods, water, and first-aid supplies.

Don’t: Forget medicines and hygiene products.

Pro Tip: Crayons can act as a 30-minute light source if you’re out of candles.

  • Jumper Cables: Don’t get stranded with a dead battery.
  • Water and Non-perishable Snacks: Stuck situations may last hours.

Pro Tip: Keep a whistle in the car. It can be heard over large distances and is an excellent tool for signaling.

Fact: Cell towers can be unreliable during hurricanes.

ResourceFCC’s Emergency Communication Guide

Local Hotline: Fort Bend Emergency Management: (281) 342-6185

Pro Tip: Text messages are often more reliable than calls during network congestion.

Fact: 60% of hurricane injuries result from flying or falling debris.

ResourceCDC’s Property Safety Guide

Local Help: Call us at 281-750-5579 for pre-storm services.

Pro Tip: Seat belts can double as excellent tie-downs for outdoor furniture.

ResourceNational Weather Service

Local Radio: 740 AM KTRH NewsRadio

Pro Tip: Battery-operated radios can be a lifesaver when power lines are down.

Local Legal Assistance: Fort Bend Lawyers CARE: (281) 239-0015

Post-Storm Cleanup

Fact: Mold can develop within 24-48 hours post-flooding.

ResourceEPA’s Flood Cleanup Guide

Local Help: Call us at 281-750-5579 for sheetrock, flooring, and debris removal.

Pro Tip: Use baking soda to remove odors from carpets and upholstery before vacuuming.

  • Board Games: Engage the family.
  • Deep Breathing and Meditation: Manage stress.
  • Digital Detox: Time to disconnect and recharge.

Pro Tip: Keep a journal or start a hurricane-themed movie marathon. It’s a unique way to pass the time and might even become a family tradition.

We are all in this together, and we’re here to help. For any pre and post-storm needs, your first and only call should be to us at 281-750-5579.

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