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Hurricane Preparedness

Hurricane Season is June 1st – November 30th

Are you really prepared?


Being prepared means being equipped with the proper supplies you may need in the event of an emergency or disaster. Keep your supplies in an easy-to-carry emergency preparedness kit that you can use at home or take with you in case you must evacuate.


At a minimum, you should have the basic supplies listed below:

  • Water: one gallon per person, per day (3-day supply for evacuation, 2-week supply for home)
  • Food: non-perishable, easy-to-prepare items (3-day supply for evacuation, 2-week supply for home)
  • Flashlight
  • Battery-powered radio (NOAA Weather Radio, if possible)
  • Extra batteries
  • First aid kit
  • Medications (7-day supply) and medical items
  • Multi-purpose tool
  • Sanitation and personal hygiene items
  • Copies of personal documents (medication list and pertinent medical information, proof of address, deed/lease to home, passports, birth certificates, insurance policies)
  • Cell phone with chargers
  • Family and emergency contact information
  • Extra cash
  • Fill vehicles with gasoline
  • Fill bath tubs will water for toilet flushing if water and sewer plant loses power
  • Emergency blanket
  • Map(s) of the area


Consider the needs of all family members and add supplies to your kit. Suggested items to help meet additional needs are:

  • Medical supplies (hearing aids with extra batteries, glasses, contact lenses, syringes, etc.)
  • Baby supplies (bottles, formula, baby food, diapers)
  • Games and activities for children
  • Pet supplies (collar, leash, ID, food, carrier, bowl)
  • Two-way radios
  • Extra set of car keys and house keys
  • Manual can opener
  • Additional supplies to keep at home or in your survival kit based on the types of disasters common to your area:
  • Whistle
  • Matches , lighter, charcoal, charcoal lighter fluid, sterno
  • Insect repellant spray and candles
  • Ice Chests
  • Rain gear
  • Towels
  • Work gloves
  • Tools/supplies for securing your home
  • Extra clothing, hat and sturdy shoes
  • Plastic sheeting
  • Duct tape
  • Scissors
  • Household liquid bleach
  • Entertainment items
  • Blankets or sleeping bags


Secure or move items inside garages that are usually left outside, as they can become flying missiles during hurricanes, which can damage your own home or your neighbor’s property.  (Trampolines, basketball goals, lawn furniture, swing sets, decorative yard statues, pergola, arbors, trash cans, lawn equipment, etc.).  During new home construction, the builder needs to secure port a can, all lumber, trash piles and other building materials.  Consider boarding up windows and doors when we are in the path for the higher Category Hurricanes.


Know your Evacuation Routes and Information by reviewing the Brazoria County website under the Emergency Management Department at:


Stay informed thru Brazoria County Facebook,, (1-800-452-9292) National Hurricane Center and local news channels.