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DOWNLOAD USEFUL RESOURCES
- HARRIS COUNTY – EMERGENCY ESSENTIAL KIT
- FEMA – APPLICATION FOR EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE
- HARRIS COUNTY – DISASTER PREPAREDNESS GUIDE
- RED CROSS – FACT SHEET ON SHELTER-IN-PLACE
- RED CROSS – RECOVERING FINANCIALLY GUIDE
- PREDISASTER FINANCIAL PREPAREDNESS CHECKLIST
- AICPA – GUIDE OF PREPAREDNESS
- TRIAD FINANCIAL SERVICE – DISASTER INSURANCE FOR YOUR HOME
- MORTGAGE CALCULATOR – HOW MORTGAGES ARE AFFECTED IN A DISASTER PRONE AREAS
- SHELTERS AND HELP NEEDED
- CITY OF HOUSTON OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGMENT
- FEMA DISASTER RECOVERY
- SBA LOANS
Those who are in imminent danger should call 911 or the U.S. Coast Guard but rescuers are busy and it could take some time. The U.S. Coast Guard is conducting urban rescue operations in areas of Houston and assisting the Harris County Sheriff’s Office and the Houston Police Department with rescue operations.
The Coast Guard can be reached at the following numbers:
Emergency management officials have requested that people escaping flood waters as a last resort do not stay in the attic. If the highest floor of your home becomes dangerous, officials say to get on the roof, call 911 and stay on the line till your call is answered. Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo said residents should not go into the attic to escape floodwaters unless they have an ax or another means to break through onto the roof.
What is the danger?
Tropical Depression Harvey has formed in the Gulf of Mexico and will likely reach the Texas coast by Friday, bringing heavy rainfall and dangerous flooding to our area.
According to the National Weather Service (NWS), Tropical Storm and Hurricane Watches are in effect for most of the Texas coast. Harris County and surrounding areas may be subject to significant tropical weather impacts.
What you need to do:
The Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management (HCOHSEM) has moved to Level 3 (Increased Readiness) and has activated the Emergency Operations Center. HCOHSEM will continue to monitor forecasts and weather developments along with the National Weather Service and the Harris County Flood Control District.
Based on the current forecast, HCOHSEM strongly encourages residents to monitor the forecast daily and review their family’s emergency plan. For a check list of what items you should have as part of your emergency essentials kit, click here.
It is important to find out if you live in a hurricane evacuation zone. Residents of Harris County and the surrounding region can do this with just a few simple clicks! View our interactive Zip-Zone Evacuation Map, enter your address and the map will immediately show you whether you are in a mandatory evacuation zone. In the event of a hurricane evacuation, they will be ordered by zip code. There are no evacuation orders at this time.
Stay aware: Turn Around, Don’t Drown!
Where you can learn more:
Forecasts: National Weather Service Houston-Galveston
Flood Safety: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Local Road Conditions:Houston Transtar
State Road Conditions: DriveTexas.org