Texas weather is unpredictable. With the start of Hurricane Season, Pearland residents are urged to plan ahead to ensure they are prepared if a storm hits the area. The City of Pearland hurricane preparedness page at pearlandtx.gov/preparedness provides up-to-the-minute news and preparedness tips just in time for hurricane season.
Residents are also encouraged to attend the Brazoria County Preparedness Expo on July 11 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Brazoria County Fairgrounds (901 S. Downing, Angleton, Texas 77515). There will be presentations by Ready Heroes, the National Weather Service and local Emergency Management personnel with topics including general preparedness, evacuation and more.
“There are simple steps everyone can take to be ready and visiting our preparedness Web page can help residents know what steps to take to be prepared,” said Roland Garcia, Emergency Management Coordinator.
Preparedness is the key to protecting Pearland residents and property. By doing so, residents ensure that they will be ready if a hurricane threatens the Pearland area. By knowing areas of vulnerability and what actions to take, citizens will be prepared in the event of an emergency. Visit pearlandtx.gov/preparedness for tips and information and take the following steps:
Pick up a copy of the 2015 Brazoria County Hurricane Preparedness Guide at a City facility.
Visit readyhoustontx.gov for regional disaster preparedness information.
Register in advance, before a storm is in the Gulf, for transportation assistance by dialing 2-1-1.
For ideas on developing emergency plans and supply kits, log on to texasprepares.org.
To catch the latest weather information, check the National Weather Service Web site at nws.noaa.gov.
View the Texas Department of Transportation’s Hurricane Information Website drivetexas.org, for information on road conditions during or after a storm.
Prepare your home and family by doing the following:
- Assemble an emergency kit that includes essential documents, supplies and provisions.
- Review hurricane evacuations maps and select a route for you and your family.
- Plan how family members and pets will evacuate safely.
- Consider any special needs for individuals with disabilities or the elderly.
- Stay informed about changing weather conditions in and around your area.