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Prepare for an Emergency
Are you prepared for an emergency? Seabrook is located on the Texas Gulf Coast and is prone to several types of disasters, primarily hurricanes. Hurricane season starts June 1st each year and does not end until November 30th.

Don't wait until the last minute to prepare for disaster... PREPARE NOW!

Be Informed
The first and most important step to prepare for an disaster is be and stay informed. Knowing what to do before, during and after an emergency is a critical part of being prepared and may make all the difference when seconds count. 

  1. Sign up for Priority Notifications
    Seabrook uses the Blackboard Connect system to notify residents of emergencies, evacuations, water issues, amber alerts and even road closures. This system is set up to automatically call resident and business land-lines, however, it very important for our citizens to sign up for this service in order to receive notifications on their cell phones and email. 
  2. Sign up for City Updates 
    In addition to signing up for Priority Notifications, we also encourage everyone to sign up for general City News and Happenings. While receiving emergencies notifications is very important, it is equally important to receive general city news and information. This information varies from month to month, but includes news updates about city projects, city events, holidays, traffic alerts and much more. To sign up got to our City Updates page, enter your email address and select the CITY NEWS MAIL ICON UNDER CITY NEWS AND HAPPENINGS
  3. Download the Houston/Galveston Area Evacuation Map  
    If you are asked to evacuate you will need to do so according to your zip code. Seabrook's zip code is 77586 which is in Evacuation Zip Zone A (yellow on the map). SH 146 is the main evacuation route for Seabrook.
  4. Follow us on Social Media 
    Did you know that the City of Seabrook is on Facebook, Twitter, Nextdoor and even YouTube? The City of Seabrook actively posts and monitor social media. Over the past several social media has revolutionized the way people stay informed during an emergency.  


Make a Plan

Your family may not be together when a disaster strikes so it is important to plan in advance: how will you get to a safe place; how you will contact one another; how you will get back together; and what you will do in different situations. 

  1. Download and Complete this Family Communication Plan
  2. Identify an Out-of-Town Contact (i.e. Emergency Contact)
    During an emergency it may be easier to call someone who is long-distance than to call across town, so an out-of-town contact may be in a better position to communicate among separated family members. It is also key to have each family member memorize this number and other emergency contact numbers. Be sure to save your Emergency Contact in your phone and label it ICE (In Case of Emergency). In the event of an accident emergency personnel will often check your ICE listings. 
  3. Pick a Place to Meet  
    Depending on the type of disaster you may need to shelter in place or evacuate; make sure no matter the situation you have discussed and picked a common meeting place in case you are separated from your family.
  4. Frequently Discuss Your Plan  
    It is not just enough to make a plan and then forget about it. Be sure to set time aside each month to review your plan. Consider the type of emergencies that may occur in our area: flooding, hurricanes, chemical emergencies, etc. Discuss with your family what you would do in each situation. Have a plan for each scenario. 
  5. Be Informed  
    Ensure that each family member knows how to stay informed during the emergencies. Keep lines of communication open with one another, plus stay up to date by signing up for City of Seabrook Notifications and Alerts (see above). 

Build a Kit
A disaster supply kit is simply a collection of basic items your household may need in the event of an emergency. You may have to evacuate at a moment's notice and you will only be able to take essential items with you. You may also have to survive on your own after the emergency, so it is a good idea have your own food, water and other supplies that are sufficient enough tot last for at least 72 hours. Your supplies should also contain items that help you manage electric and water outages. 

  1. Water   
    1-Gallon of water per person per day for at least three days, for drinking and sanitation
  2. Food 
    At least a three day supply of non-perishable food.
  3. Radios
    A battery powered or hank crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert, plus extra batteries for both
  4. Flashlight (with extra batteries)
  5. First Aid Kit
  6. Whistle (to signal for help)
  7. Dust Mask, Plastic Sheeting & Duct Tape
    To help filter contaminated air in case of a shelter-in-place
  8. Toilette Paper, Moist Towelettes, Garbage Bags and Plastic Ties
    Personal satiation is important to keep in mind 
  9. Wrench and/or Pilers
  10. Manual Can Opener
  11. Local Maps
  12. Cell Phone and Phone Chargers (solar charger)
  13. Important Family Documents 
    Copies of insurance polices, identification, bank records and household inventory list
  14. Cash, Traveler's Checks and Change
  15. Baby or Elderly Supplies (as needed)
  16. Medications, Prescriptions and Medical Equipment
  17. Pet Food, Water and Pet Supplies
  18. Blankets and Towels
  19. Change of Clothes
  20. Emergency Contact List
  21. Soap, Tooth Brush, Toothpaste and Personal Hygiene Items
  22. Matches (in a waterproof container)
  23. Fire Extinguisher
  24. Paper Plates and Cups
  25. Paper and Pencil

Office of Emergency Management
1700 1st Street
Seabrook, TX 77586

Ph: (281) 291.5700
Fx: (281) 291.9459

EM Coordinator
Jeff Galyean
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