How to be Prepared for Hurricane Season: Tips, Resources and Checklists from Catholic Charities’ Disaster Recovery

Help families impacted by floodingThe Greater Galveston-Houston region is no stranger to hurricanes, flooding and other significant natural disaster events. That’s why being prepared for the next disaster is critical. Hurricane season begins June 1. With an expected busy hurricane season coupled with the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, being prepared is more important than ever.

Catholic Charities’ Disaster Recovery Program wants to help you be prepared by making sure you have your disaster preparedness kit stocked, important documents secured, evacuation routes planned, and more. See below for tips and resources to help keep you and your family safe and ready:

Download Disaster Preparedness Documents and Checklists

How to Prepare for Disaster Season
Important documents check list
Home Content List
Disaster Plan for Evacuation
Emergency contacts
Household Emergency Contacts
FEMA’s “How to Prepare for a Hurricane” Guide

Watch Video Tips and Information From Catholic Charities’ Disaster Recovery Program Case Managers

Ready Harris ASL Resources

The Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management (HCOHSEM), in collaboration with the Houston Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities (MOPD) and Deaf Link, have developed preparedness and safety videos for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing. The partnership is designed to ensure that the deaf and hard of hearing community has access to preparedness and emergency information via sign language interpreting, with English and Spanish subtitles.

Additional Links and Resources

Hurricane Preparedness: The time to prepare for a hurricane, flooding or natural disaster is now. Below are a few resources and tips for preparing for a storm:

The Alliance created emergency preparedness videos in multiple languages. View the entire playlist here.

Learn more about Catholic Charities’ Disaster Recovery Program and how you can help our community prepare for disaster.