Emergency Preparedness


Hurricane Preparation Kit - Suggested Items

  • Water - 1 gallon per person for 7 days
  • Non-perishable food - enough for 7 days
  • Battery-powered or hand-crank radio
  • Flashlight
  • First Aid Kit
  • Extra Batteries
  • Whistle to signal for help
  • Moist towlettes, garbage bags, and plastic ties for personal sanitation
  • Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities
  • Manual can opener for food
  • Cellphone with charges and backup battery
  • Prescription medications - suggested 30 day supply
  • Nonprescription medications such as pain relievers, anti-diarrhea medication, antacids, or laxitives
  • Glasses and contact lens solution
  • Infant formula, bottles, diapers, wipes, and diaper rash cream
  • Pet food and extra water for your pet(s)
  • Cash or traveler's checks
  • Important family documents (ie insurance policies, identification and bank account records) saved electronically or in a waterproof, portable container
  • Sleeping bag or warm blanket for each person
  • Complete change of clothing appropriate for climate and sturdy shoes
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Matches in a waterproof container
  • Feminine supplies and personal hygiene items
  • Mess kits, paper cups, plates, paper towels and plastic utensils
  • Paper and pencil or pen
  • Books, games, puzzles or other activities for children

Sign Up with HCFCD to Receive Customizable Water Level and Rainfall Alerts

Harris County Flood Control District (HCFCD) has announced enhancements to their website to provide residents the option to receive automated alerts regarding water levels and rainfall via text message, email, or both.

Harris County Flood Warning System Alert Sign Up

Harris County Flood Warning System Map

hurricane preparedness flyer 2019 outside
hurricane preparedness flyer 2019 inside

Helpful Phone Numbers

  • Red Cross - 1-800-733-2767
  • Coast Guard - 281-464-4852
  • CenterPoint (to report outages) - 713-207-2222
  • Donations Management - 1-800-924-5985
  • Volunteering - 281-656-1533 
  1. Greater Harris County 911
  2. Texas 211
  3. TDEM

Greater Harris County 9-1-1

For 30 years GHC 9-1-1 has made it its mission to ensure that anyone, at anytime, in any place, using any device shall be able to reach emergency services. This year they are rolling out the new Emergency Notification System (ENS.) This is a voluntary alert system that will notify residents of events that could threaten lives, property, or could be dangerous. Previously, only landlines were eligible to receive notifications, but with the new ENS cell and Internet phones can now be contacted. For more information or to register, click on the link below to visit the GHC 9-1-1 home page.
Texas OEM
Texas OEM Spanish