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Hurricane Storm Center

Chief Nim Kidd on Hurricane Preparedness

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Helpful Phone Numbers

Evacuation Information: 2-1-1
FEMA: 1-800-621-3362
SNAP Food Benefits:: 2-1-1 or 1-877-541-7905
American Red Cross: 1-800-733-2767
Texas Attorney General Office: 1-800-252-8011
(Report Price Gouging)
Roadside Assistance: 1-800-525-5555
TxDOT Statewide Road Closures: 1-800-452-9292
Relay Service: 7-1-1
(Hearing Impaired and Visual Disabilities)

The 2014 Hurricane Season is here, and Gov. Rick Perry is urging all Texans to take steps now to protect their families and property from potential storms. In Texas, our strategy for dealing with disasters is to hope for the best but prepare for the worst. In advance of storms this hurricane season, residents along the Texas coast should take simple steps to ensure their families have a plan in place should a storm threaten their homes.

Make a Plan

Planning for a disaster can be a daunting task. We’ve provided you with links on creating storm plans and things to think about when disaster strikes.

»  Preparing for a Storm
»  Family Emergency Plan
»  Preparation Tips from DSHS
»  Insurance Tips from TDI

Build an Emergency Kit

What supplies do I need for an emergency? Below are some best practices and ideas to keep in mind when building an emergency kit.

»  Building Emergency Kit
»  Disaster Supply Checklist

Get Informed

Part of being informed is knowing what you are dealing with when it comes to disasters. Hurricanes can deliver multiple blows in terms of storm surge, heavy rainfall, flooding, high winds and tornadoes. Below are links to storm trackers and Texas Coastal Evacuation Maps.

»  Evacuation Maps
»  Storm Tracking

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