Here on the Gulf Coast, we are in familiar territory - hurricane season- which continues through November 30. NOAA predicts this season to be an especially active one. Below is some helpful information to help us stay prepared should another flood event or hurricane hit our region. For your safety, please find helpful resources below:Watch v. Warning: Know the difference between hurricane and tropical storm “watches” versus “warnings.” A hurricane or storm watch is a notification for residents to be on alert of a potential storm. Areas that are reported to have a hurricane or storm warning are required to take immediate actions to safeguard life.
Plan to Evacuate: Keep an emergency kit packed, know where or who exactly you will stay with during an evacuation and keep your call filled with a full tank of gas. Items such as batteries for hand radios and flashlights are also helpful and difficult to find following hurricanes and floods.
Download the FEMA Mobile App: Receive real-time alerts for up to five different locations and locate emergency shelter places, and connect with FEMA to register for disaster assistance online. Download the app by clicking HERE.
Keep emergency contact information handy: Phone numbers for local emergency management officers, local law enforcement, hospitals, utility service providers and insurance information are recommended to be kept nearby during storms.
Check Insurance Policy: Most homeowners insurance does NOT cover flood damage. Many homeowners in our region are required to have flood insurance based on the location of homes and businesses in a flood plain. Don’t get caught unprepared. Check out more on flood insurance here.
Important Phone Numbers:
2-1-1 for shelter, food and disaster services
7-1-1 for Relay Texas Service
1-800-452-9292 for TxDOT statewide road closures
1-800-525-5555 for roadside assistance
Additionally, in the event of a hurricane or excessive flooding, my office stands ready to help. If you need assistance, my office stands ready to help. Please call my Sugar Land office at 281-494-2690 or my DC office at 202-225-5951. Stay safe by being prepared.
Sugar Land Office
2277 Plaza Drive
Sugar Land, TX 77479
Phone: (281) 494-2690
Fax: (281) 494-2649
6117 Broadway Street
Pearland, TX 77581
Phone: (281) 485-4855
Fax: (281) 485-4850
*By appointment only
Washington, DC Office
House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-5951
Fax: (202) 225-5241