Tornadoes. Hurricanes. Floods. Wildfires. These and other disasters frequently occur in Texas. It’s too late to plan for these emergencies once a storm approaches. Now is the time to get yourself and your family ready for any emergency.
When disaster hits, Texans need to be ready. Use our online resources to
build your plan - including family strategies, handy checklists, and
special needs considerations for people with disabilities, the elderly
Get ready for and respond to emergencies, prepare a supplies kit, make a disaster plan.
Planning now can help save lives later. The Emergency Preparedness page offers preparedness resources, including information for professionals and first responders.
DSHS serves as the primary state agency for coordinating state responsibilities in disaster response. The Community Preparedness section has links to guidance documents and programs.
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