Texas Homeowner’s Handbook to Prepare for Coastal Natural Hazards

Craig Davis, John Jacob, Cindie M. Powell, Tracie Sempier, Rhonda Price, Laura Bowie, Dennis Hwang, Darren Okimoto. March 2013. TAMU-SG-13-401

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This handbook was created to help Texans prepare for natural hazards and help them reduce the risks to lives and property. Although it is never possible to eliminate all risk from a natural hazard, homeowners can take action and implement many small and cost-effective steps that could significantly lower their risk and exposure to those hazards. Divided into five parts, the handbook includes an introduction; basic information on hurricanes, tornadoes and flooding; a discussion on how to protect family members and a list of essential emergency supplies and evacuation planning and procedures; information on how to protect property from wind and water hazards; and insurance resources to aid in recovery if storm damage occurs.