Keep things dry. Example: Cell phone dry bag 

Keep your hands-free. Example: Clothes with zipper pockets and a head light 

High protein food in foil packages

Light (Don't pack too heavy)


Light (So you can see when the electricity goes out) 

Life jacket, U.S. Coast Guard approved 


For locally specific information in Galveston & Houston, follow 

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Great Websites for Families

1. at


2. Texas Hurricane Center at 

3. Save the Children at 

Click here for more information for teachers. 

SMART Parents 

"What's in your emergency backpack?"

Hurricane Season is June 1st through November 30th. 

Are you prepared for a hurricane evacuation? Be prepared for evacuation due to a flash flood, tropical storm or hurricane. What can you take for a family with small children if you need to stay in a shelter overnight?