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Posted on: August 3, 2023

August Marks the Height of Hurricane Season, Be Prepared!

Graphic of a hurricane.

As the City of Manvel enters the height of hurricane season this August, it is of utmost importance that residents are prepared and proactive in safeguarding themselves and their properties against potential storms. The City of Manvel wants to remind all citizens to remain informed, prepared, and follow recommended guidelines to ensure their safety during this critical period. Hurricane season runs from June 1 – November 31.

Due to its geographical location, Manvel and the surrounding areas in Brazoria County are no strangers to the devastation that can be caused by hurricanes. As such, it is vital for residents to be well-prepared, well-informed, and adequately equipped to handle any unforeseen circumstances that may arise. The City of Manvel is committed to providing the necessary resources and guidance to assist residents in their hurricane preparedness efforts.

"The wellbeing and safety of our residents are always our top priority," states Police Chief Keith Traylor. "As we approach the peak of hurricane season, it is imperative that all members of our community take proactive steps to safeguard themselves, their families, and their properties. Preparedness is key, and we want to ensure that everyone in Manvel is informed and prepared in the event of a hurricane."

To help residents in their preparations, the City of Manvel offers the following recommendations:

Stay Updated: Regularly monitor local weather forecasts and official updates from the National Hurricane Center (NHC) to stay informed about any approaching storms or potential threats.

Create an Emergency Plan: Develop a household emergency plan that includes evacuation routes, designated meeting points, and important contact information. Make sure all family members are well aware of the plan.

Prepare an Emergency Kit: Assemble a well-stocked emergency kit containing essential supplies such as non-perishable food, water, flashlights, batteries, first aid supplies, medications, important documents, and pet supplies.

Secure Your Property: Clear and secure any loose objects in your yard, trim trees and branches, and reinforce windows and doors to minimize potential damage. Consider purchasing flood insurance if you reside in a high-risk area.

Stay Informed: Sign up for local emergency alerts and notifications through the City of Manvel's official communication channels, such as the emergency alert system, official website, social media accounts, and local news outlets. Links to all of our channels can be found at cityofmanvel.com/connect.

Residents are reminded that by prioritizing preparedness and following recommended guidelines, they can greatly enhance their safety and resilience during hurricane emergencies. The City of Manvel remains committed to supporting its residents during this critical period and urges everyone to be proactive in their preparations.

For further information on hurricane preparedness, visit the City of Manvel's website at cityofmanvel.com/hurricane.

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