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Hurricanes and tropical storms are cyclones that begin in the tropics. Hurricanes bring a variety of life-threatening hazards. Preparation is the best protection against the dangers of a hurricane. Much of the damage and loss of life associated with hurricanes can be prevented or reduced by planning, preparation and evacuation.

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Preparedness Resources:

  1. New eBook: Texans, Get Ready! Be Prepared to Survive and Recover from a Disaster

  2. Protecting Your Home From Hurricane Wind Damage:
    Boarding Up Windows, Doors, Roof
    ( En Español )

  3. Preparing Your Evacuation "Grab and Go" Box ( En Español ) (eBook)

  4. Emergency Food and Water Supplies (eBook)

  5. Hurricane Evacuation Planning for People with Special Needs

  6. Emergency Supplies Checklist for People with Disabilities and Special Needs

  7. Additional Disaster Supplies and Tips for People with Diabetes

    Animal Issues:

  8. Evacuating Horses ( Video )

  9. Hurricane Preparedness for Livestock Owners ( Video 1 ) ( Video 2 )

  10. Sheltering Livestock in Place ( Video 1 ) ( Video 2 )

  11. Hurricane Preparedness for Livestock Producers (eBook)

    More resources related to Animal Issues

    More information from other reputable sources:

  12. Hurricane Preparedness
    Texas Department of Public Safety

  13. Texas Hurricane Evacuation Tips
    Texas Department of Public Safety

  14. Texas Hurricane Evacuation Maps, Routes, Facebook and Twitter Updates
    Texas Department of Transportation

  15. National Hurricane Center - Current Atlantic Hurricane Advisories
    National Weather Service

  16. Getting Help in Texas - 211texas.org
    Texas Human and Health Services Commission

  17. Hurricanes
    Ready.gov, FEMA

  18. TexasPrepares.org - Ready or Not?

    Surviving a Disater - How Texans Prepare - Videos

  19. Hurricane Fire Safety
    U.S. Fire Administration

  20. Power Outage Checklist
    American Red Cross

  21. Hurricanes and Tropical Storms
    American Red Cross

  22. Texas Road Conditions - Interactive Web Application
    Texas Department of Transportation

  23. Hurricanes: Emergency Preparedness & Response
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

  24. Hurricanes
    Texas Department of State Health Services

  25. Safe Rooms - Building & Adding a Safe Room to Your Home


Recovery Resources:

  1. After a Disaster - Recovery Guide & eBook

  2. All Disaster Recovery Resources on Texas EDEN

  3. Texas EDEN Disaster Resources Database

  4. Disaster Fraud & Theft Brochures
    National Insurance Crime Bureau

  5. Hurricane and Flood Information for the Deaf
    Texas Division of Emergency Management

  6. Managing Fire Ants After a Flood
    Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service

  7. Managing Mosquitoes After a Flood
    Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service

  8. Managing Storm Debris From Declared Disasters
    Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service