- Get a Kit: a disaster kit should include enough food, water, medicine, and pet supplies to sustain you and your family for 7 days.
- Make a Plan: Knowing what you and your family will do when disaster strikes is vital! Know if your home is in a hurricane surge zone. Will you need to evacuate or stay and ride out the storm? Make sure all members of your household know what to do. And don’t forget to check on friends and neighbors who may need help putting their plan together.
- Stay Informed: How will you receive important information before, during, and after a disaster? Do you have a battery-powered weather radio? How will you keep your phone charged? Signing up for ReadyHarris Alerts is a great first step! Go to http://www.readyharris.org for information on becoming a preparedness expert for your family and your neighborhood.
Monitor local media and the National Weather Service frequently for weather updates. The Harris County Flood Control Flood Warning System is a good source for information on rainfall amounts and bayou conditions. Traffic and roadway conditions are available from Houston TranStar.