Hurricane Preparedness Resources

When hurricanes make landfall they can affect the lives of thousands of Texans along the coast and across the state. Below are links to important resources to help you prepare for hurricane season including information on weather, evacuations, road conditions and overall hurricane preparedness.

The state of Texas has several excellent websites with information on issues that Texans will face in the event of a hurricane which are listed below. Those sites will teach you how to develop a disaster plan, make a survival kit, find the best evacuation routes and ensure the safety for your pets and your family.

We would like to give a special thanks to the Texas Department of Transportation, the Governor’s Division of Emergency Management and the Texas Online Emergency Portal for providing needed information on hurricane preparedness to the people of Texas.

Websites on Hurricane Preparedness

Texas Online Emergency Portal
Governor’s Division of Emergency Management
Statewide Road Conditions (or call 800-452-9292)
Create An Emergency Preparedness Plan For Your Family
Family Emergency Plans and Checklists
National Hurricane Center – NOAA
Hurricane Information for Boaters

Planning for an Evacuation

For Elderly or Disabled Evacuating Assistance Call 2-1-1 in Advance
State of Texas Emergency Assistance Registry
Hurricane Evacuation Maps
Hurricane Evacuation Contraflow Brochures
Road Conditions  via Twitter
Road Conditions via Facebook


Federal, State and Regional Government Resources

Federal Emergency Management Agency
National Hurricane Center
National Weather Service
Centers for Disease Control
American Red Cross
Texas Department of Public Safety Division of Emergency Management
Aransas County Emergency Management
Nueces County Emergency Management
San Patricio County Emergency Management
Weather Information Resources

Disaster Preparedness for Pets and Livestock

American Humane Association
American Red Cross
The Humane Society of the United States