During the Storm, it is important to stay informed by monitoring weather forecasts and emergency alerts and following evacuation orders, if issued. Stay connected with neighbors and community resources and remain vigilant throughout the storm.

How Precinct 4 Serves You During the Storm

- Removes road hazards

- Places barricades to close flooded roads

- Works with law enforcement to rescue residents from floodwaters and transport them to safety

- Opens emergency shelters in our community centers

- Connects residents to emergency resources

Tips For Your Household During the Storm

Determine your best protection for high winds and flooding

- Move to higher ground before flooding begins

- Take shelter in a designated storm shelter or an interior room

- Stay away from glass windows and doors

- Never walk, swim, or drive through floodwater

Be ready to evacuate or stay at home

- Always listen to authorities regarding whether you should evacuate or stay at home Click here for Evacuation Zone Map.

- If a hurricane is expected, authorities may order an evacuation, directing you to leave your home

If you are required to evacuate:

- Bring your emergency supply kit and the essentials (cell phone, chargers, medicines, personal identification like a passport or license, and cash)

- Unplug your appliances, and turn off the gas, electricity, and water

- Never drive through flooded areas—cars and other vehicles can be swept away or stall in as little as 6 inches of moving water

- Remember: Turn Around! Don’t Drown!

If you are home during a storm:

- Keep your emergency supply kit in a place it can be easily accessed

- Stay tuned to the radio or TV for storm updates

- Remain indoors, even if it looks calm outdoors

- Stay away from windows—you can be injured by broken glass or flying debris during a storm

- Remain in a room with no windows or go inside a closet

- Be prepared to leave if emergency authorities order an evacuation in your area or if your home is damaged