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.

Severe Weather Information

The following links are resources to help understand the risk your area may have for flooding.

Hurricane Season

The Atlantic Hurricane Season runs from June 1 through Nov. 30. Here are some resources and information to help ensure you have an action plan during hurricane season.

Organize your hurricane prep kit today

Dr. Tyson Pillow, associate professor of emergency medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, shares essentials to include in your hurricane prep kit.

How to prepare for hurricane season when you have diabetes

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

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

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.

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

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