AUSTIN (KXAN) — The start of hurricane season is just a few days away and now is the time to get ready. Meteorologist Nick Bannin spoke with crisis management expert Katie Belfi about the steps you can take to get ready, why Central Texans should prepare even though we don’t live near the beach and the lessons we learned about weather preparedness in the winter storm.

One thing you need to know about hurricane prep:

KATIE BELFI: “Right now, before we’re looking down the eye of the storm. This is the time you should be looking around your home. Making sure your roof is sound. Making sure if there are any dangerous trees around your property, you should be taking care of them. Making sure your insurance is intact.”

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KXAN News Today Meteorologist Kristen Currie took a deep dive into the 2021 hurricane outlook.

In these First Warning Weather University lessons, Chief Meteorologist David Yeomans explains how hurricanes form and how climate change is impacting hurricanes.

Finally, President Biden is increasing spending for hurricane prep.