Emergency Management

Hurricane Season is coming; here’s 5 ways you can prepare

Are you hurricane ready? Now is the perfect time to build your emergency kit and make sure you have a plan to keep your family and pets safe during hurricane season. Hurricane season begins on June 1 and runs through November 30, so prep today!  

Build an Emergency Kit 

Stock up or refresh your emergency kit with basic disaster supplies like: 

  • Water (one gallon per person per day for several days, for drinking and sanitation) 
  • Food (at least a several-day supply of non-perishable food) 
  • Battery-powered radio 
  • Flashlight 
  • First aid kit 
  • Whistle 
  • Cell phone with chargers and a backup battery 

For everything you need to have in your emergency kit, visit https://www.ready.gov/kit.  

Sign up for the City’s emergency notifications 

The emergency alert system will send residents notifications via email, text or phone. Alerts will be sent during evacuation notices, natural disasters, road closures and more. Sign-up for emergency notifications, here.

Sign up for the State of Texas Emergency Assistance Registry (STEAR) 

STEAR is a free and voluntary registry for Texans of any age that need additional assistance during an emergency event due to a disability, functional and/or access need, or lack of transportation for evacuation. Any info provided is shared with emergency planners and responders to ensure Sugar Land residents with disabilities and/or access and function needs have the services they need during an emergency. 

Register online at https://stear.tdem.texas.gov or dial 2-1-1 or use your video phone relay option of choice.  

Make a Family Communication Plan 

It’s important to make sure your family knows what to do if you’re not together when a storm strikes.  

  1. Put together a plan on how individuals will receive emergency alerts and warnings 
  1. Know evacuation routes 
  1. Consider specific needs in your household, including medication, pets, business, etc. 
  1. Practice your plan with your household 

For more details, visit https://www.ready.gov/plan  

Have your Emergency Preparedness Guide on hand 

Sugar Land has created an emergency preparedness guide with handy tips on what to do in all sorts of disasters, including hurricanes. Read it here and get acquainted with everything you need to successfully get through hurricane season. https://www.sugarlandtx.gov/DocumentCenter/View/23505/Emergency-Preparedness-Guide-2019