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American Red Cross: 1-800-733-2767
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Roadside Assistance: 1-800-525-5555
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Relay Service: 7-1-1
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The 2014 Hurricane Season is here, and Gov. Rick Perry is urging all Texans to take steps now to protect their families and property from potential storms. In Texas, our strategy for dealing with disasters is to hope for the best but prepare for the worst. In advance of storms this hurricane season, residents along the Texas coast should take simple steps to ensure their families have a plan in place should a storm threaten their homes.
Make a Plan
Planning for a disaster can be a daunting task. We’ve provided you with links on creating storm plans and things to think about when disaster strikes.
Build an Emergency Kit
What supplies do I need for an emergency? Below are some best practices and ideas to keep in mind when building an emergency kit.
Part of being informed is knowing what you are dealing with when it comes to disasters. Hurricanes can deliver multiple blows in terms of storm surge, heavy rainfall, flooding, high winds and tornadoes. Below are links to storm trackers and Texas Coastal Evacuation Maps.
- Thursday, May 29, 2014 Austin, Texas Press Release
Gov. Perry Urges Texans to Prepare for 2014 Hurricane Season
Gov. Perry is urging Texans to prepare their families and homes for the 2014 Hurricane Season, which begins June 1 and runs through the end of November.