Hurricane season is fast approaching and many are fearful of the disastrous consequences that heavy rainfall and 100 mile per hour winds can have on our Rio Grande Valley.
Which is why we decided to partner with the National Weather Service bureau in Brownsville.
How can you be hurricane ready? We went out to answer that question for a valley homeowner.
We go to Becky Houston’s home in Los Fresnos. She has volunteered her home to be surveyed to see if it is ready for hurricane season.
“I want to make sure that my house is ready to go. I don’t want to surprised,” says Becky.
Meteorologist with the National Weather Service Barry Goldsmith is back to help us figure out how it is our Rio Grande Valley homes just like Becky’s can become ready for hurricane season come June 1st.
So what is our final assessment on Becky’s home? Is she hurricane ready?
“Overall it’s in pretty good shape but there is a number of things that the homeowner here can do to really make it hurricane strong,” says Goldsmith.
“It was very informative, there’s a few things that i’m going to have to do to take care of pretty soon so the knowledge that he gave was excellent so i feel pretty confident that what he gave me was pretty good,” says Becky.
“The knicks and cranies, the little bit of crevices that might you know everything can get in. Well if it’s small like a bug i’m going to have to fix it, take care of it,” answers Becky.
Becky has some homework to do after this survey… Remember it only takes one storm to cause severe damage in the RGV. So what advice do we have for the rest of you watching?
“Survey your house, check on it regularly that way you don’t have maintenance that creep on you at the last minute,” says Becky.
Remember peak season is mid August through the month of September.