Texas Hurricane Center

Voluntary Local Evacuation Orders

(as of September 20, at 1 p.m.)

  • Calhoun County  
  • Chambers County
  • Galveston, City of
  • Galveston County  
  • Jamaica Beach, City of
  • Matagorda County  
  • Nassau Bay, City of
  • Seabrook, City of
  • Seadrift, City of

 

BEFORE THE STORM

Make a plan. Be prepared. Be ready.

  • Put together an emergency supply kit. Watch a video on how to build a Go-Kit.
  • Create a communication plan with your family.
  • Sign up for your community or county warning system. 
  • Know flood risks in your area.
  • Purchase or renew a flood insurance policy. Homeowners policies do not cover flooding. It typically takes up to 30 days for a policy to go into effect, so the time to buy is well before a disaster. Get flood coverage under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).
  • Know your evacuation routes
  • Register for STEAR if you or anyone you know will need some assistance in an emergency event.
  • Keep important documents in a waterproof container; create password-protected digital copies.
  • Protect your property; move valuables to higher levels; declutter drains and gutters.
  • Follow weather alerts

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DURING THE STORM

Stay safe. Heed all local orders.

When severe weather threatens, remain vigilant and closely monitor weather conditions. Heed all local orders, and take shelter as directed.

Be extremely cautious of any water on roads or in creeks, streams, storm drains, or other areas. Never attempt to cross flowing streams or drive across flooded roadways and always observe road barricades placed for your protection. Remember, Turn Around Don’t Drown.

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AFTER THE STORM

Listen to local officials for information and special instructions.

Be extremely cautious of any water on roads or in creeks, streams, storm drains, or other areas. Never attempt to cross flowing streams or drive across flooded roadways and always observe road barricades placed for your protection. Remember, Turn Around Don’t Drown.

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