Emergency Preparedness

Emergency Preparedness

Stay Informed

Keeping up-to-date on the latest developments in any emergency situation is crucial. Bookmark these websites on your smartphone and computer.

Stay informed


Provides real-time emergency alerts to Harris County residents and info about preparing for all types of disasters, along with, and more


National public service campaign designed to educate and empower the American people to prepare for, respond to and mitigate emergencies.

National Weather Service

The National Weather Service (NWS) provides weather, water, and climate forecasts and warnings for the United States,

Know Your Flood Risk

Know Your Evacuation Zone & Route

Be Prepared

The best time to get ready for an emergency is before disaster strikes.

Make a plan

Ready.gov's emergency plan maker walks you through the process step-by-step. Make your plan now.

Print an Emergency Kit Checklist

ReadyHarris.org provides printable checklists in five languages to help you get ready for any emergency.

Get Ready and Stay Ready for Hurricane Season

Hurricane Preparedness

Hurricane Season in Texas officially started June 1. Here are some books to help you feel secure, prepared and ready.

Get Help

American Red Cross of Greater Houston

Provides emergency response after disasters, emergency preparedness classes and first aid/CPR training.

Crisis Hotline

Free, anonymous, confidential crisis and suicide prevention counseling. 24 hours a day. 7 days a week.

Federal Emergency Management Agency

Assistance after disasters for individuals and families

Gas Leak Emergency

To report a natural gas leak, leave the area immediately, go to a safe location, and call. Stay safe.

Houston Food Bank

Distributes food and other essentials to those in need through a network of more than 1,600 community partners.

Poison Control Center

Expert help if someone has eaten, breathed or touched chemicals, or if they have taken the wrong medicine.

Report a Power Outages

Report power outages in your neighborhood. For downed power lines, stay at least 35 feet away and call.

Texas 2-1-1

Connects Texans to a wide range of emergency resources and services before and after disasters.

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