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Hurricane Season


The following resources can show the risk your area may have for flooding.

Severe weather emergencies can happen at any time and often strike quickly. Being prepared for inclement conditions and natural disasters will go a long way in helping to keep yourself and others safe.


Organize your hurricane prep kit today

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Baylor College of Medicine experts share advice on how to stay prepared throughout the season.

Maintain mental health during hurricane season

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Anxiety is ever-present among those who live in vulnerable areas. If you have experienced a disaster such as Hurricane Harvey, this fear can be overwhelming for both children and adults.

How to prepare for hurricane season when you have diabetes

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Preparing for hurricane season is essential for everyone in storm-prone areas, but preparation is especially important for those with chronic health conditions, such as diabetes.


Know your evacuation zone and route

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If you live in the Greater Houston area, find out if you are in an evacuation zone and view your potential evacuation route via the City of Houston Office of Emergency Management.

Stay informed

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The Department of Homeland Security's website offers resources and tips for everything from preparing your home to planning for how to stay in touch with family members.

Preparing for hurricanes

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The Red Cross offers tips on how to keep your home and family safe during a hurricane..


Crisis Information


Read the following list to stay updated on school closures, public transit changes or cancellations, and city of Houston emergency alerts.


County Emergency Management Departments


Below is a listing of emergency management websites for nearby counties in Texas:

Brazoria County
Chambers County
Fort Bend County
Harris County
Montgomery County
Victoria County
Walker County


Emergency Numbers

  • For a life-threatening emergency call 911
  • For a medical emergency call 211
  • Non-emergency, or to report debris or flooding: 311 or (713) 884-3131
  • If you need to be rescued call (281) 238-3430
  • United States Coast Guard numbers: (281) 464-4851, (281) 464-4852, (281) 464-4853, (281) 464-4854, (281) 464-4855.
  • Report downed power lines: (713) 207-2222

How To Help


General Emergency Contacts


To report a crime, safety hazard, fire, accident, or other emergency situation, contact:

Texas Medical Center Security: (713) 795-0000 or 911
Baylor Security Office: (713) 798-3000
From within BCM: 8811