Simple Steps You Can Take to Stay Safe in Midtown Houston This Hurricane Season
Hurricane season is long, so it’s easy to get complacent or think Houston is out of the woods, but June 1 to November 30 is when the majority of hurricanes occur. Here’s how you can protect yourself and your property in advance, as well as some tips for after the storm:
Hurricane Season Preparedness in Midtown Houston
Before the Storm
- Create a preparedness checklist that touches on your unique vulnerabilities – and don’t forget to take your pets into consideration including microchipping and getting familiar with pet friendly emergency shelters.
- Back up critical professional or personal information onto the cloud and/or an external drive.
- Think about how you should respond in the event of a hurricane, flooding and/or evacuation order.
- Consider purchasing flood insurance, which may not be included in your policy.
- Collect items necessary for an emergency kit.
After the Storm
- If you need immediate assistance and are in a life-threatening situation, please call 911.
- If you experience problems like street light outage, curbside rubbish or debris, report it on our Midtown Houston app. By sending reports via the app you can share exactly what is going on in the neighborhood for future planning.
- To learn about financial assistance and FEMA services visit: https://www.fema.gov/hurricane-harvey or disasterassistance.gov.
- If your home was impacted by floods, register your damage with FEMA at 1.800.621.3362.
- To talk to a professional about emotional distress call the Disaster Distress Helpline at 1.800.985.5990 or text “TalkWithUs” to 66746.
- In Harris County, call 713.308.8580 to locate your towed car.
- To report a missing child, call the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at 1.866.908.9570.
- For basic legal questions call the State Bar of Texas legal hotline at 1.800.504.7030.
Don’t wait to guard yourself against the unexpected of hurricane season. Act today!