Be Prepared! Hurricane Season is Here


Reserve Your Ride to Safety in Advance
Call 2-1-1

If you live in a hurricane evacuation zone and you will need assistance to get out before the storm, dial 2-1-1 to register in advance for a ride.

Dial 2-1-1:

  • If you have a disability or special health care need and equire assistance to get out.
  • If you cannot drive and cannot arrange transportation.
  • If you do not have a vehicle and you have no one else to help you evacuate.
  • If you want to register and you need to check if you live in an evacuation zone.

Ready or Not? Have a plan.

Harris County Flood Control District Hurricane Tracker


Hurricane Preparedness Video

Video in three parts of the Hurricane Preparedness workshop held at the Kingwood Branch Library on July 16, 2008. The presenter is Ellen Delap, CPO(R).

Hurricane Preparedness & Tracking the Storm

Flood Insurance Rate Maps

Harris County Flood Control District Hurricane Tracker

National Hurricane Center

National Weather Service Forecast for Houston/Galveston

US Coast Guard Storm Center

Harris County Citizen Corps

Get Help

211 Texas

American Red Cross of Greater Houston

FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Administration) - includes information about programs for disaster relief.

Salvation Army Houston


Helping Children Deal with Hurricane Disasters Book List

Children, Stress and Natural Disasters

Helping Children Cope in Unsettling Times - Advice from the National Association of School Psychologists on helping children cope in unsettling times. Includes a section on coping with natural disasters.

Coping in Unsettling Times: Tips for Students

Disaster: Mental Health Handouts - For adults, families & children, disaster workers and their families.

Helping Children Handle Disaster Related Anxiety - Tips for pre-schoolers, school age children, and adolescents. From the National Mental Health Association.

Health Topics

Health topics from MedlinePlus for the general public. Also available in Spanish.

For health, disaster, and toxicology workers (and the public) from Enviro-Health Links.


Insurance Information Institute - Consumer advice on insurance and hurricanes

Texas Department of Insurance Stormlink - Consumer Help Line: 800-252-3439

National Flood Insurance Program

Local Information

Harris County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management

City of Houston Office of Emergency Management

City of Galveston

City of Kemah

City of La Porte

City of League City

City of Nassau Bay

City of Seabrook

City of Shoreacres

City of Webster


Texas Emergency Management - Includes hurricane preparedness materials, including documents on family preparedness plans, emergency kits, documents, and special needs planning.

Texas Department of Transportation