Hurricane Preparedness

Contact Us

  •  832-927-4444

Harris County Flood Control District

Harris County Debris & Damage Assessment Hotline

Federal Emergency Management Agency

Ready Harris

How we prepare


  • Trim trees to protect you and your property
  • Remove trash and debris from ditches and gutters to prevent clogged drains during heavy rains
  • Maintain a fleet of rescue vehicles
  • Work with the public to identify road hazards

During the storm


  • 24-hour emergency line
  • Road hazard removal
  • Placing barricades and closing flooded roads
  • Working with law enforcement to rescue residents from floodwaters and transporting them to safety

After the storm


  • Storm debris removal
  • Self-service debris disposal sites
  • Water and supply distribution
  • Recovery resources

How You Can Prepare:

  1. If you see something blocking a ditch or a drain or notice standing water, contact Precinct 4’s Community Assistance Department at 832-927-4444.
  2. Keep yards free of leaves, dangerous limbs, trash, and debris. Don’t store trash cans and other loose items outside during a storm, especially by a drain or gutter.
  3. Sign up for alerts at and

Kit Checklist

Building an emergency kit is the first step to preparedness. Purchasing essential household items before a storm will reduce panic shopping and help ensure stores do not run out of supplies.


Your kit should include:

  • A seven-day supply of non-perishable food
  • One gallon of drinking water a day for seven days per household member
  • Cash. If power fails, ATMs may not work
  • Portable battery or hand-crank radio capable of weather-band frequencies
  • Flashlights and extra batteries
  • Medications, extra clothes, hygiene items
  • Seven-day supply of food, water, and medication for your pets

Storm Debris Drop Off

Check back for post-storm updates on self-service debris disposal sites.