City of Houston
National Hurricane Center
American Red Cross
County Offices of Emergency Management
My METRO Emergency Alerts
Sign up to receive METRO emergency alerts via texts or emails on severe weather and other regional emergencies.
Hurricane season starts June 1 and runs through November 30.
If you require help to evacuate due to functional or accessibility needs, please dial 211 or visit the City of Houston Office of Emergency Management website.
Build a Kit
Make a Plan
- Know if you need to evacuate. Do you live in a storm surge area? If so, you will evacuate based on your zip code and the storm’s impact. Please adhere to the evacuation zones and evacuate when told to do so. The zones are listed in sequential order, so that citizens nearest the coast can evacuate first, and we can all avoid a gridlock.
- Know in advance where you will go. Where will you stay, and how will you get there? The time to prepare is now, not when you are evacuating. Make sure your destination has the appropriate accommodations, if you have specialized needs.
- When an emergency is imminent, stay tuned to local news/weather stations for the latest information.
- Most government agencies and Offices of Emergency Management offer emails and text alerts to citizens.
For more information on preparing for emergencies, please visit www.ready.gov or www.readyhoustontx.gov
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