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latest information on availability
of all METRO services:
- HOV / HOT Lanes
- STAR Vanpool
METRO Emergency Social Media
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Hurricane season starts June 1 and runs through November 30.
Hurricane Preparedness Checklist
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.
National Weather Service Weather Forecast Office
Download the Ready Harris app today
to be ready for storms and other
emergencies. Answer just a few simple
questions and the app will create an
emergency supply list and generate
other checklists for your family’s safety. learn more >>
Ready Houston connects you to local
and national disaster preparedness
information. Watch videos that help you
anticipate and respond to emergencies,
and discover Houston-area links to
training that can help you and your
community cope in tough times. For more information on preparing for emergencies, please visit www.ready.gov or www.readyhoustontx.gov.
State of Texas Emergency Assistance Registry (STEAR)
The STEAR program is Texas’ free
registry – offering local emergency
responders and planners information
about special needs in their
communities. Texans use the registry
in different ways, but it’s important that
you register once a year. Visit
more information about STEAR.
Who Should Register?
- People with Disabilities
- People with access and functional needs such as:
- People who have limited mobility
- People who have communication barriers
- People who require additional medical assistance during an emergency event
- People who require transportation assistance
- People who require personal care assistance
Houston TranStar is a unique
partnership that keeps motorists
informed, roadways clear and lives
safe. Houston TranStar manages
the region’s transportation system
and is the primary coordination
site for state, county, and local
agencies when responding to
incidents and emergencies. For real-time traffic updates,
and information on incidents
and road closures. learn more >>
consists of the following entities:
- City of Houston
- Harris County
- Texas Department
City of Houston
National Hurricane Center
American Red Cross
County Offices of Emergency Management