1. International Space Station captures stunning view of Hurricane Florence
The governor of South Carolina has issued a mandatory evacuation order for the state's entire coastline. Hurricane Florence is expected to make landfall later this week.
2. Rains bring street flooding to Galveston, Brazoria counties, Texas City ISD cancels classes
High water outside of Hughes Rd Elementary School in Dickinson. Several high water spots during this morning’s flash flood warning. Take it slow and don’t drive through high water. @KPRC2 pic.twitter.com/H5DiYsi0wc— Sofia Ojeda (@KPRC2Sofia) September 11, 2018
3. Tropical wave now has 60% chance of developing in Gulf this week
Gov. Greg Abbott urges all Texans to prep.
WEATHER ALERT: Tropical wave headed to Gulf of Mexico has 60 percent chance of becoming named stormhttps://t.co/qiXvWEfrQE— ABC13 Houston (@abc13houston) September 11, 2018
4. The 13 Things You Need in a Disaster Kit
A new survey found two-thirds of homeowners don't feel prepared for a natural disaster, 60% don't have a plan in place and 45% don't know what kind of supplies they should have on hand.
So here are the 13 basic things every disaster kit should have:
Water, at least three gallons per person, a three-day supply of non-perishable food, a flashlight, a portable radio to listen for updates, extra batteries for both, a first aid kit, a whistle in case you need to signal for help.
Dust masks, plastic sheeting and duct tape, sanitation supplies, like garbage bags and moist towelettes, a wrench or pliers to turn off utilities, a manual can opener and at least one map of the area, in case your GPS goes out.
A few OTHER good things to think about are an extra pair of glasses, an extra battery for your phone, food and water for your pets, extra blankets and clothes, matches or a lighter a fire extinguisher and CASH.
And if you know there's a potential disaster coming, make sure you're stocked up on any prescription meds you might need.