The 2020 Hurricane Season is Here
Prepare Now - It Only Takes One
Hurricane Preparedness Links
- 2020 National Weather Service Hurricane & Severe Weather Guide
- Emergency Essentials Kit Checklist (PDF)
- Hurricane Preparedness Info from Ready.gov
- Evacuation Map and Routes
- NWS Houston-Galveston Hurricane Hazards and 2020 Forecast Video
3 Steps to Prepare for Hurricane Season
Step 1: Create a Family Disaster Plan
- Identify ahead of time where you could go if told to evacuate. Choose several places: a family’s home in another town, a motel, or a shelter. Keep phone numbers of these places on hand as well as maps to each location. Keep your gas tanks full during hurricane season. Make sure to include a plan for your pets.
- If you will need assistance evacuating before the storm, call 2-1-1 or contact the Nassau Bay Office of Emergency Management at 281-336-6293. The State of Texas Emergency Assistance Registry (STEAR) is a free service available to the elderly, people with disabilities or special medical conditions, and individuals who do not have a motor vehicle or other means of transportation.
- Carry a list of telephone numbers that includes emergency contacts, family members, and other important numbers, such as your family doctor.
- Residents who live in an evacuation zone need to learn their evacuation routes and wait on instructions from local authorities before leaving.
Step 2: Assemble an Emergency Supply Kit
Everyone should have an emergency supplies kit with enough non-perishable food and water to last seven to ten days. Other essential items include:
- Copies of insurance papers and identification sealed in a watertight plastic bag
- First-aid kit
- NOAA weather radio and batteries
- Mobile phone and charger
- Supply of prescription medicines
- Sleeping bag or blankets
- Changes of clothes
- Hygiene items such as toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, and deodorant
- Cash or checkbook
- Pet supplies including food, water, leashes, bedding, and vaccination records
Step 3: Always Stay Informed
- Sign up to receive emergency notifications from the City of Nassau Bay via text, email, or phone call.
- Follow City of Nassau Bay on Social Media:
- Learn about hurricane evacuation routes.
- Monitor local radio and TV stations
- Get a NOAA Weather Radio with Tone Alert
- Know the difference between Hurricane Watch & Hurricane Warning