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Hurricane Season is June 1 through November 30 and we want to remind all of you of some tips to help keep you and your family safe and prepared. These include:

ü Create a disaster plan

ü Create a disaster kit for supplies

ü Create an evacuation plan

ü Make sure your property insurance and flood insurance are up to date

The City of Houston, Harris County and many other local government agencies provide valuable resources and emergency notifications to help keep residents informed. Resources include:

· Greater Harris County Emergency Network            www.911.org

· City of Houston ‘CitizensNet’ :                             www.houstontx.gov/citizensnet

Sign Up for Emergency Notifications

Two notification systems are available, and you may sign up with BOTH through the City of Houston’s Office of Emergency Management (OEM) website http://www.houstonoem.org.

Following is an overview of the two services; however please visit the OEM website for full information.

AlertHouston

911 Emergency Notification System (ENS)

Types of Messages

            · Email

            · Social Media Messages

           · SMS (Text Message)

           · Automated Phone Calls                              (mobile, VoIP, landline)

When Alerts are Sent:

When emergencies wide-spread and impact the either large portions of the City or all of Houston.

When emergencies affect a specific area, such as a neighborhood. This would include hazardous materials releases, local area evacuations, and dangerous suspects.

Alerts are Intended for:

People who live, work, or study in the City of Houston.

Anyone who lives in Fort Bend or Harris Counties.

 
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