Hurricane Preparedness

The 2020 Hurricane Season is Here
Prepare Now - It Only Takes One

2020 Hurricane Season Forecast


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3 Steps to Prepare for Hurricane Season

Step 1: Create a Family Disaster Plan

  • Identify ahead of time where you could go if told to evacuate. Choose several places: a family’s home in another town, a motel, or a shelter. Keep phone numbers of these places on hand as well as maps to each location. Keep your gas tanks full during hurricane season. Make sure to include a plan for your pets.  
  • If you will need assistance evacuating before the storm, call 2-1-1 or contact the Nassau Bay Office of Emergency Management at 281-336-6293. The State of Texas Emergency Assistance Registry (STEAR) is a free service available to the elderly, people with disabilities or special medical conditions, and individuals who do not have a motor vehicle or other means of transportation.
  • Carry a list of telephone numbers that includes emergency contacts, family members, and other important numbers, such as your family doctor.
  • Residents who live in an evacuation zone need to learn their evacuation routes and wait on instructions from local authorities before leaving. 

Step 2: Assemble an Emergency Supply Kit

Everyone should have an emergency supplies kit with enough non-perishable food and water to last seven to ten days. Other essential items include:

  • Copies of insurance papers and identification sealed in a watertight plastic bag
  • First-aid kit
  • NOAA weather radio and batteries
  • Mobile phone and charger
  • Supply of prescription medicines
  • Sleeping bag or blankets
  • Changes of clothes
  • Hygiene items such as toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, and deodorant
  • Cash or checkbook
  • Pet supplies including food, water, leashes, bedding, and vaccination records 

Step 3: Always Stay Informed