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Family Emergency Planning

No one wants to believe that a disaster can strike them — these extremes of weather and other disasters always happen “somewhere else.” But Katrina and Rita showed us the reality is that none of us knows when the next Special Report might be covering news from our own backyard.  That is why it is so important for everyone to be prepared for an emergency.

There are some people in our community that may need special assistance during a hurricane or other emergency.  If you or someone you love has a physical, mental and/or medical care need that may need special assistance during an emergency, please call 2-1-1 (choose a language then Option 1) to register with the special needs registry. Trained resource specialists will ask a minimum amount of information — name, address and telephone number. Other information, such as an emergency contact number and specific medical information can also be included.

Even if you have registered with the special needs registry before, please call 2-1-1 (choose a language then Option 1) and register again. This ensures that our information is up to date and accurate.  You can also call 2-1-1 if you think you should register but need to talk to someone to know for sure.  Please be sure to call 2-1-1 if any of your contact or medical information changes after you register.

The registry is free for all participants and any information collected is confidential under Texas Government Code 418.175.

Emergency management coordinators will use this information to create phone banks and maps that will give emergency responders a vital tool in assisting our family, neighbors and friends in an emergency.  If we can all work together, we can make our neighbors and friends feel safer and more protected, which in turn improves our entire community.  Thank you for your help in this very important effort.  If you have any questions please call 2-1-1 or (979) 595-2800 and ask for Rebecca Hill.