While we usually have a few days to prepare as a storm is in the Gulf, it seems there is never enough time. Having a family plan in place can help make those days a little less stressful. Here are a few good ideas we thought might help your family in the event of an emergency.
Everyone in your family should have one point of contact that does not live here in League City. If you remember Hurricane Rita, placing a phone call within city limits was quite a challenge.
Make sure that out of town contact numbers are programmed in everyone's cell phones. If you have anyone without a cell phone, make sure they are given a prepaid card with important numbers programmed.
Ensure that all family members know how to text message. Text messages often go through even when phone calls won't.
Subscribe to our Blackboard Connect Emergency Notification System (see link below) so that League City can contact you and let you know about bad weather, road closings, local emergencies, etc.
Listen to local emergency officials and follow their instructions. Listen to local TV and radio. (KTRH-AM 740 is the designated Emergency Alert station for the Houston area).
Have a plan of action for any emergency. If you must relocate, have a predetermined destination, route and alternate route whether its out of the area of to the nearest shelter.