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HOUSTON (CW39) — “Prepare and Protect,” A Hurricane Special produced is here with tips and strategies on staying safe during a hurricane.

Things can happen quickly in the Gulf of Mexico and it’s a good reminder to have your hurricane plan and your hurricane kit in place.

Jeff Lindner, Meteorologist, Harris County Flood Control District

Chief Meteorologist, Adam Krueger explains the most common terms you’ll hear during hurricane season.

Escape routes are important for knowing how to immediately escape danger. CW39 traffic reporter Shannon LaNier has details on the most useful highways to take when you and your family need to leave.

If you want to evacuate, make sure you’re in a evacuation zone. The more trusted information you have, the more informed and safe you’re going to be.

Do you know what kind of generator you need for your home to keep power for you and your family? CW39’s Sharron Melton has information on the different kinds of generators, and what it can cost you.

Are you prepared?

CW39 meteorologist Star Harvey has information from George Buenik, the Director of Public Safety and Homeland Security for the city of Houston about what you need in your hurricane kit.

CW39 traffic anchor Hannah Trippett talks with Julie Kuenstle from the Houston SPCA with pet safety tips and how to keep your fur babies in good health during a weather emergency.

CW39 meteorologist Carrigan Chauvin takes a deep dive into how protected barrier islands rebound from severe weather threats like hurricanes.