Disaster Preparedness

Disaster Preparedness Guides

2016 April Flood Flyer (PDF 170KB)
Recovery Resources Flyer 2016 (PDF 220KB)
Disaster Preparedness Guide English (PDF 9MB)
Disaster Preparedness Guide Spanish (PDF 9MB)
Homeowners Guide to Lightning Safety
Preparing for Disasters in Your Home: What to Buy, What to Skip
Emergency Preparedness and Pets
Important Legal Documents for Emergency Preparedness
Emergency Preparedness for Seniors
How to Organize and Prepare for Disasters

Hurricane Prepared

Hurricane season officially began June 1st and lasts until November 30th. As we prepare for this upcoming hurricane season, the City of Houston offers the following tips to help you and your family prepare:

Know Your Risk – Visit the Houston Storm Risk Calculator at www.houstonstormrisk.org to find out what your level of risk is for flooding, storm surge, wind damage and power outages.

If you live in a hurricane evacuation area, know your zone, and be prepared to evacuate when the order is given. East and Southeast Houston, including most of District I, is in a hurricane evacuation area.

96Get Prepared – Take a moment to review your emergency plan with your family, as well as make sure you have all the necessary supplies to be able to sustain yourself without electricity and running water for 5-7 days, including:

  • Non-perishable foods & water
  • Portable radio with extra batteries
  • Flashlights and extra batteries
  • First-aid kit, along with any prescription medicine
  • Special items for babies and the elderly
  • Toiletries and hygiene items
  • Pet care items

Be Informed – During hurricane season, it’s always a good idea to pay attention to developing storms. Pay attention to local television and radio weather broadcasts, and sign up for AlertHouston emergency notifications from the City of Houston by visiting www.alerts.houstonoem.org.

If you are ordered to evacuate, you should do so without delay. Evacuation information and contraflow lane maps out of Houston are available on the Texas Department of Transportation website.

In the event of an emergency which requires evacuation, some individuals may need additional assistance leaving their homes. If you need help evacuating, dial 2-1-1 to register in advance for a ride. You can also register online.

Run. Hide. Fight. Surviving an active shooter event.

Do you know what to do in the event of an active shooter? The “Run. Hide. Fight.®” videos provide the information you need to survive an active shooter event.

RUN. HIDE. FIGHT.® Surviving an Active Shooter Event – English

RUN. HIDE. FIGHT.® Surviving an Active Shooter Event – English with Subtitles

Download the “Active Shooter Pocket Guide”

Download the “Active Shooter Booklet”