Texas seems to have shut down this Monday right before tropical storm Nicholas makes landfall. Schools have closed, government facilities locked up early, and grocery stores filled up quickly.

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Frenzies began as people began to hunker down before the storm. Call it PTSD but flocks of people filled up all the grocery stores as everyone in the community wanted to make sure they were much more prepared than our last natural disaster.

Voluntary Evacuations

There have been a couple of voluntary evacuations in areas like Port 'O'Conner, Seadrift, and Point Comfort just to name a few. These low-lying areas should be cautious.

Texans are bunkering down before the storm gets too rowdy. Predictions are still changing by the hour but it is always a safe bet to prepare for the worst.

During storms, many times there are power outages when things get bad. If you need to report a power outage call 361-573-2428. Keeping that in mind it is always a good idea to have a checklist of items you may need.

Here are some of the essential items Ready.gov recommends.

  • Water
  • Non-perishable food
  • Flashlight
  • Batteries for various necessary items
  • Cellphone Charger(battery operated would be ideal)
  • Prescription
  • First aid kit with all the essentials

Don't forget if you have small children stock up on formula, diapers, and wipes. If you have pets make sure they have enough food to last through the storm.

You can check out the entire list here. We are in hurricane season so even though this is a tropical storm it is safe to be cautious and stay prepared for anything. Stay up-to-date on the weather through our free mobile app.

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