OUR TURN: Hurricane Season Preps

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - We were all thankful to see Alberto stay well to our east this week and that impacts were limited even for our friends in Florida.

But it served as a good reminder that hurricane season is upon us, with the official start this Friday, June 1.

Now is the time to make sure you and your family are ready for any storms that might head our way. You know the drill about stocking up on food, water, batteries, and other supplies, but don't forget to include your pets in your plan. Where would they go if you had to evacuate?

And the 2016 floods hammered home the importance of flood insurance around here. If you don't already have it, give it serious consideration. But realize there is a 30-day waiting period before your policy takes effect, so don't wait until it's too late.

The First Alert Storm Team will also help get you ready with their annual hurricane special, the Fifth Season, this Thursday evening at 6:30 p.m. And, know that if a storm does head our way, the storm team and all of us here at WAFB will be here to get you through it.

That's Our Turn. Now, it's Your Turn. To comment on this or anything else, send us an email to yourturn@wafb.com.

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