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Supply chain and inflation issues already impacting hurricane preparedness

With the start of hurricane season, the time to get supplies and upgrade your home is now.

HOUSTON — This hurricane season is starting at a time when things are already stacked against families.

With soaring inflation and supply chain problems, preparing for hurricane season this year will definitely be more challenging whether you live on the island or in town.

First, experts say be prepared to pay more for your supplies, including plywood and hurricane kit items like flashlights and batteries.

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If you want to make upgrades to your home, like buying hurricane impact windows or installing a new roof, experts urge you not to wait. Supply chain issues could delay your delivery time.

They also advise you to come up with a game plan when it comes to securing hard-to-find items, like baby formula.

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Most importantly, experts say don't let your car get below half a tank for hurricane season with gas prices climbing.

Not only will your wallet not take such a big hit, but it'll be easier to fill up when a storm is approaching.

The biggest takeaway is just to prepare sooner than later.

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