This flooding should be a sign to be better prepared for what’s next

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Grego talks about the historic flooding in the Houston-area and how people need to get supplies ready for the next time the Bayou City gets crippled by an event.

"Daylight revealed the damage all across the state from severe weather.  Tornado touchdowns in the metroplex, flooding in Central Texas washing away roads and homes, many still missing and a prom queen swept away to her death! Historic flooding in Houston, not seen even with past hurricanes that has allegedly claimed two lives, and... more rain is forecast keeping flash flooding a possibility along with worries over already stressed dams able to hold back the torrents of water, in some cases already overflowing banks and bayous.  It`s crazy just how fast you forget how vulnerable we really are when the infrastructure we rely on.. is closed down, flooded or interrupted in any way and not available to us - and this is just weather..imagine an attack by an enemy! After the water recedes and all persons are safe and accounted for, we must prepare for the next natural disaster or otherwise that could leave every man for himself, at least temporarily leaving us cut off from food, transportation, water, maybe even police and fire and rescue. The basics for your disaster supply kit are food, clean water, flashlights, batteries, first-aid, a battery-powered radio, some basic tools, clothing, bedding, and some heavy shoes. After that, just go down the list considering your own and family members every need, including babies and pets, for a minimum of three days cut off from everything.  I hope this closing commentary finds you safe but if you`re in need of help, resources like the American Red Cross, United Way and Salvation Army are at work across the state providing resources, food and in some cases shelter. Here's to a better tomorrow."