Emergency Preparedness Checklist

  • Find out what kind of disasters could affect you: Contact Texas City's Office of Emergency Management at 409-643-5840.
  • Ask about the types of natural or technological (hazardous materials, major transportation accidents, etc.) disasters most likely to occur in Galveston County. Request information on how to prepare for each occurrence.
  • Ask about the Emergency Alert System (EAS). EAS broadcasts are activated by local authorities when there is an emergency (radio frequencies/channels: 530 AM or KTRH 740 AM).
  • Pay close attention to these messages.
  • Ask about animal care after a disaster. Animals may not be allowed inside emergency shelters. Only service animals accompanying the disabled will be allowed.
  • Ask about special assistance for the elderly and disabled, if needed.
  • Ask about evacuation and safe inland traffic routes.
  • Find out about the disaster plan at your place of employment, your children's school, day care center and other places where your family spends time.
  • Learn basic safety measures such as cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), first aid and use of fire extinguishers, how, where and when to turn off water, gas, and electricity at the main switches.
  • Post emergency phone numbers by the telephone. Teach children how and when to call 911.