Texas has been experiencing a slew of severe weather events over the past few weeks. There have been tornados, huge hail, crazy winds, and plenty of rain.

West Texas is no stranger to these weather events, but that doesn’t mean we are all fully prepared all of the time.

Whether you are new to the area, or you simply haven’t paid much attention to emergency preparedness, I highly suggest getting your ducks in a row. You would much rather say you were well prepared for a crazy storm than have it take you by surprise and leave you wishing you did something different.

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Fortunately, there are a great variety of ways you can prepare yourself to ensure the highest level of safety for yourself and your loved ones. Not only do you want to consider yourself, but you want to keep your head up for your family, pets, and possibly your neighbors.

From emergency kits to inspecting different parts of your home, you can save yourself a lot of trouble when it comes to hail, flooding, and other potential threats.

Keep scrolling for more information on how you can prepare for severe weather in West Texas.

10 Ways to Prepare for Severe Weather in West Texas

Make sure your home and family are prepared for severe weather with these tips straight from meteorologist Justin Weaver with the Lubbock National Weather Service.

Gallery Credit: Heidi Butler

Now that you know more about how to keep yourself safe, how about your animals. The following information is great to keep in mind if you have pets and are concerned about their safety in certain severe weather events.

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Thank you for reading and be sure to stay safe during the West Texas stormy season.