When the temperatures dropped in February and millions of Texans lost power for days, many residents in Galveston County had a unique advantage — hurricane preparedness.

Items that got Galveston County residents through the winter storm in February were many of the items saved up from last year’s hurricane season, such as portable batteries, a supply of bottled water and food and other such items for coping when the electricity goes out.

Matt deGrood: 409-683-5230; matt.degrood@galvnews.com




Matt deGrood began working at The Daily News as a reporter in Sept. 2016.

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