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Hurricane Season Starts June 1. Are You Ready?

Last August, Hurricane Harvey's impact on Houston and the Gulf Coast showed the devastating power of a Category 4 hurricane, costing an estimated $125 billion in damage and taking the lives of at least 88 Texans. 

In the eight Texas counties hit hardest by Harvey, only 17 percent had flood insurance. Is there a greater demand now for flood or wind insurance? What should be considered when deciding whether to invest in these kinds of safeguards?

How have climate and weather patterns changed in recent years around hurricane season? What changes can we expect to see in coming years?

In what ways can Texans prepare their homes, workplaces and communities for hurricane season? What emergency items should you have on hand?

What actions can be taken ahead of time to better protect you and your loved ones from a severe storm?

Guests: 

The Source" is a live call-in program airing Mondays through Thursdays from 12-1 p.m. During the live show, call 210-614-8980, email thesource@tpr.org or tweet at @TPRSource. Leave a voicemail with your questions and comments in advance by calling 210-615-8982.

*Full audio for this interview will be available by 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 31

Jan Ross Piedad is TPR’s News Operations Producer. In this role, she develops strategy on collaborative and digital initiatives for the station. Since 2016, Jan Ross has served in a coordinating capacity for TPR’s state and national partners, including The Texas Newsroom.