Regional Disaster Preparedness


  • Make a Plan

    Make a Plan

    Have a plan for what you and your family will do in an emergency. More...


  • Build a Kit

    Build a Kit

    An emergency kit contains items for you and your family until regular services can resume. More...


  • Stay Informed

    Stay Informed

    Stay informed before, during, and after an emergency. More...


  • Build a Kit

    Know Your Neighbors

    Disasters shouldn't be the only time our communities come together. More...



The Houston Region is the kind of place where big ideas typically become larger-than-life realities. Throw any challenge our way and we meet it head on. But are we really ready for anything?

No one likes to think about disasters, but they happen here just like in every other part of the world. The question is: are you prepared to survive them?

This site is designed to provide quick access to local and national information on disaster preparedness. The Ready Houston program has produced videos on a variety of topics related to emergency preparedness. Local agencies provide training that helps citizens prepare. And our partners are also a valuable source of information.

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A 15-minute DVD is available to prepare you and your family on how to respond to and recover from the effects of any disaster.

Are You Ready? DVD Set
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Do you need preparedness information on the go? Then download the free Ready App. The app has tools to help you make a plan, build a kit, stay informed, and know your neighbors, wherever you happen to be. Available for Android and iOS.

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QUICK LINKS - Disaster Prearedness Information from FEMA - Información acerca de la preparación para desastres de FEMA
Together Against the Weather - Disaster Preaparedness for People with Access and Functional Needs
Evacuation Zones and Route Maps
Houston Hide from the Wind - Estimated Risk from Wind Damage
Flood warning System - Local Stream and Bayou Gages
Storm Risk Calculator
National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS) check current status


This website provides emergency preparedness information for a five-county region in Southeast Texas. The represented jurisdictions include Brazoria, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, and Montgomery Counties, as well as the Cities of Galveston, Houston, LaPorte, and Pasadena.

The program is a localized version of FEMA's program. The goal of Ready Houston is to tailor emergency preparedness messages to the unique hazards faced in the greater Houston region.

This website and its content are made possible through grant funding from the US Department of Homeland Security. The Ready Houston program and its products are funded through the Urban Areas Security Initiative grant, while Make the Call and Run. Hide. Fight.® are funded through the Regional Catastrophic Preparedness Initiative.