Texas Division of Emergency Management

Hurricane Evacuation Planning & Zones

Hurricane Preparedness Guidelines - Evacuation Planning

Preparing for Hurricane Season June 1 - November 30
When a hurricane threatens, listen for instructions from local officials. When they call for an evacuation in your area, get going without delay.

  • Discuss evacuation plans with your family BEFORE hurricane season June 1 - November 30. Make a checklist of what you need to do before you leave town and review it.
  • Monitor NOAA weather radio and local TV and radio broadcasts during storm season.
  • Prepare an emergency supply kit including: radio, flashlight extra batteries, extra eye glasses, bottled water, non-perishable  food, dry clothes, bedding, insurance information, important documents, medications, copies of prescriptions and special products for babies, the elderly and medically fragile family members.
  • Learn evacuation routes before storm season. When there's a hurricane in the Gulf, keep your gas tank as full as possible. Expect traffic delays in an evacuation.
  • Register in the State of Texas Emergency Assistance Registry (STEAR) online at https://STEAR.dps.Texas.gov or dial 2-1-1 to register if you have a disability or medical needs or if you simply do not have transportation. Gulf Coast residents in evacuation zones with a disability or medical needs - who do not have friends or family to help - or do not have transportation should register in STEAR in advance.

 

Hurricane Preparedness Guidelines - Evacuation Zones

Preparing for Hurricane Season June 1 - November 30
Residents of Texas Gulf Coast EVACUATION ZONES should BEGIN NOW by making an evacuation plan, preparing an emergency kit and learning evacuation routes well in advance.

If you have a disability or medical needs, register in the State of Texas Emergency Assistance Registry (STEAR) online at https://STEAR.dps.Texas.gov or by dialing 2-1-1. Gulf Coast residents with additional needs (including those who are disabled or medically fragile) who live in evacuation zones and do not have friends or family to help in an evacuation should register for assisted transportation in advance on line at https://STEAR.dps.Texas.gov or by dialing 2-1-1. Registration should be completed in advance of an emergency event. DO NOT WAIT, REGISTER NOW! Information collected is confidential.

If you need transportation, register with the State of Texas Emergency Assistance Registry (STEAR) on line at https://STEAR.dps.Texas.gov or by dialing 2-1-1. If you do not have a car or other vehicle, and you cannot get a ride with friends, neighbors or family, register IN ADVANCE for assisted transportation by dialing 2-1-1.

Evacuation zone information: If you are interested in registering and you want to find out whether you are living in an evacuation zone, dial 2-1-1 for information.

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