Texas Hurricane Center

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Local Evacuation Orders (as of 8/25 at 6pm)

Mandatory:

  • Bolivar Peninsula
  • Galveston, City of
  • Hardin County
  • Jasper County
  • Jefferson County
  • Newton County
  • Orange County
  • Port Arthur, City of

Voluntary:

  • Baytown, City of (Zip code specific: 77520 and 77523 for vulnerable populations in low-lying areas)
  • Brazoria County
  • Chambers County
  • Harris County, Zones A and B
  • Jamaica Beach, City of
  • Nassau Bay, City of
  • Seabrook, City of
  • Tiki Island, City of

Reception Centers for Evacuees

San Antonio (Opening at 3:00 PM on 08/25)
254 Gembler Road
San Antonio, TX 78219

Austin (Opening at 4:00 PM on 08/25)
Circuit of the Americas
9201 Circuit of the Americas Boulevard
Austin, TX 78617

Dallas-Fort Worth (Opening at 7:00 PM on 08/25)
Mesquite Reception Center 
15515 E. IH-20
Mesquite, TX 75181

Ellis County (Opening at 7:00 PM on 8/25)
Knights of Columbus Hall
850 S IH-45
Ennis, Texas 75119

BEFORE THE STORM
Make a plan. Be prepared. Be ready.

  • Put together an emergency supply kit. Watch a video on how to build a Go-Kit.
  • Create a communication plan with your family.
  • Sign up for your community or county warning system. 
  • Know flood risks in your area.
  • Purchase or renew a flood insurance policy. Homeowners policies do not cover flooding. It typically takes up to 30 days for a policy to go into effect, so the time to buy is well before a disaster. Get flood coverage under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).
  • Know your evacuation routes
  • Register for STEAR if you or anyone you know will need some assistance in an emergency event.
  • Keep important documents in a waterproof container; create password-protected digital copies.
  • Protect your property; move valuables to higher levels; declutter drains and gutters.
  • Follow weather alerts

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DURING THE STORM
Stay safe. Heed all local orders.

When severe weather threatens, remain vigilant and closely monitor weather conditions. Heed all local orders, and take shelter as directed.

Be extremely cautious of any water on roads or in creeks, streams, storm drains, or other areas. Never attempt to cross flowing streams or drive across flooded roadways and always observe road barricades placed for your protection. Remember, Turn Around Don’t Drown.

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AFTER THE STORM
Listen to local officials for information and special instructions.

Be extremely cautious of any water on roads or in creeks, streams, storm drains, or other areas. Never attempt to cross flowing streams or drive across flooded roadways and always observe road barricades placed for your protection. Remember, Turn Around Don’t Drown.

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