MONTGOMERY COUNTY – The Montgomery County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management would like to remind our citizens to remain prepared and know the ways to #StayInformed this hurricane season. Follow us on all our social media platforms and visit www.mctxoem.org to learn how to Make a Plan, Build a Kit and Stay Informed. For updates from our office throughout Hurricane Season, text HURRICANE22 to 78015.
PREPARE FOR HURRICANE SEASON
- Give yourself more time than usual to prepare your emergency food, water, and medicine supplies.
- Pay attention to local guidance about updated plans for evacuations and shelters, including potential shelters for your pets.
- If you need to evacuate, prepare a “go kit” with personal items you cannot do without during an emergency.
STAY SAFE AFTER A HURRICANE
- It may take longer than usual to restore power and water if they are out. Take steps to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning if you use a generator.
- If you are injured or ill, contact your medical provider for treatment recommendations. Keep wounds clean to prevent infection.
- Dealing with disasters can cause stress and strong emotions. It is natural to feel anxiety, grief, and worry. Coping with these feelings and getting help when you need it will help you, your family, and your community recover.
- People with preexisting mental health conditions should continue with their treatment and be aware of new or worsening symptoms. Additional information can be found at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration page.
- Register for AlertMCTX, the county’s official emergency alert system, to receive real-time weather alerts and post-storm recovery information.
- More information about how to prepared for this year’s hurricane season is available here.
- Download the ReadyMCTX app. This app shows shelter and donation center locations when activated, and additional information from our office.