Hurricane season begins June 1st to November 30th, with the peak occurring between mid-August and late October. Harris County residents are susceptible and vulnerable to the effects of a hurricane. Because of warnings and predictions, schools are generally not in session during hurricanes. However, schools are an essential part of mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery from hurricanes and tropical storms.
Below is valuable information for you and your family on how to prepare for the Hurricane Season and any emergency disaster.
Know Your Zone
Spring ISD is a non-evacuation zone and residents should be prepared to shelter in place in the event of a severe storm. If you feel the need to leave your residence, find your evacuation route by visiting Hurricane Evacuation ZIP Zone Map. Hurricane evacuations are staggered to prevent highway congestion and allow for quicker, safer movement of people. If an evacuation becomes necessary, orders will be issued by zip code.
Assemble Disaster Supplies
After an emergency, you may need to survive on your own for several days. Build a kit with the essentials your family and pets will need if you must shelter in place or evacuate. Also, plan for relatives with medical or special needs.
Timely information during emergencies is important. You will need multiple ways to receive weather-related warnings during an emergency. Tune into your local media for up-to-date information.
Get clear, factual, and fast local weather updates with Ready Harris. To sign up visit Ready Harris website or text GULF2023 to 8887777.
Strengthen Your Home
Make sure your home is in good repair and meets local hurricane building codes. Declutter drains and gutters, move all loose outdoor items inside, trim trees of any weak branches. Have the proper materials in place to board up your doors and windows to protect them from flying debris. Know a safe location to move your car during a hurricane, whether it’s your garage or elsewhere. If you stay in your home during a hurricane and are not in a flood-prone area:
- Fill bathtubs and all available containers with water
- Turn off utilities, if requested
- Remain indoors in a closet, bathroom, or hallway on the lower level of your house, away from windows
- Cover yourself and family members with a mattress or a dining room table to protect yourself from falling debris
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