2022 RGV Hurricane Season: Quick Tips, Resources, Checklists

Posted on 05/12/22 by Juanita Jiménez-Soto

The 2022 hurricane season begins June 1 and ends November 30, but already predictions are it will be an "above average" season. Colorado State University's annual outlook calls for 19 named storms, nine hurricanes, and four major hurricanes. There's a 46% chance of a major storm hitting the Gulf Coast.

Hurricane Season Sign With Stormy Background

No one can predict where a storm will hit, so it is essential to be ready and have a hurricane plan. That plan should include what to do before, during, and after a storm hits. AARP Texas has put together a list of tips, checklists, resources, and vital information to keep you up to date on the latest news. We will also update this page as needed.

While we cannot predict which communities will be hit by a storm, one thing we can do is monitor the weather and radar.

We at AARP know people who are 50+ sometimes face additional challenges. That’s why AARP is teaming up with the Red Cross in Houston to help you get ready. The idea is to help you stay informed, alert, and safe. There's even an app you can download. Here are a few tips to help you plan for the 2022 Hurricane Season.


Before a storm hits, put together a Basic Emergency Kit. Check emergency equipment, such as flashlights, generators, and storm shutters.

  • Gather food, water, and medicine. Stores and pharmacies might be closed.
  • Have a 1-month supply of medication in a child-proof container.
  • Keep personal, financial, and medical records safe.
  • Have enough pet food.

Here is a playlist of eight videos (in English and Spanish) to help you prepare for any storm. Click on the three lights (upper right hand)

Here are what you should have in "grab and go" and "shelter in place" bags.

“Grab & Go” Bag (3 days)“Shelter in Place” Bag (14 days)
Food & WaterFood & Water
  • Three (3) days of non-perishable food (ready to eat)
  • One gallon of water per person per day (up to 3 days)
  • Pet food and water for up to 3 days
  • Plastic plates, cups, and utensils
  • Hand-operated can opener
  • Paper towels
  • Fourteen (14) days of non-perishable food (ready to eat)
  • One gallon of water per person per day (up to 14 days)
  • Pet food and water for up to 14 days
  • Plastic plates, cups, and utensils
  • Hand-operated can opener
  • Paper towels
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  • 2-1-1
  • Brownsville Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security
  • Cameron County Office of Emergency Management
    Facebook: cameroncountyem
    Twitter: cameron_county
    Instagram: cameron_county
  • Hidalgo County Emergency Management
  • Texas Department of Public Safety
  • National Hurricane Central
  • Ready.gov Disaster Assistance

    • Texas Department of Transportation Hurricane Information
    • Federal Emergency Management Agency
      1-800-621-3362 TTY 1-800-462-7585
    • American Red Cross 1-866-438-4636
    • Local American Red Cross 713-526-8300
    • Texas Emergency Assistance Hotline 1-877-541-7905
    • AARP 50+ Emergency Preparedness Check

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    Three easy steps to prepare for an emergency

    Download the Red Cross Hurricane Safety Checklist
    Hurricane Safety Checklist - English
    Hurricane Safety Checklist - Spanish

    Download the FREE Red Cross Emergency App
    Apple Store » or Google Play »
    Aplicación de Emergencias - disponible en español »

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