June 30th, 2010
01:05 PM ET

How to stay safe in a hurricane

Hurricane Alex has already hit part of South Texas, ahead of schedule.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has these resources for preparing for hurricanes and other extreme environmental events.

Among the CDC's tips:

-Stock your home with supplies that you may need, such as three to five days worth of water and nonperishable food
-Make a family disaster plan
-Buy a fire extinguisher and make sure your family knows its location and how to use it

Read CNN's coverage of Hurricane Alex

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