Preparing for Hurricane Season 

With the hurricane season now upon us, Cy-Fair Hospital wants to remind you to be prepared. Make sure to take time to create a disaster plan with your family and collect the supplies you would need during a storm.

We also want to remind you that Cy-Fair Hospital will be here for you in the event of a serious storm. Be sure to visit this page for updates and urgent information in the event of a developing storm.

Preparing for a Coming Storm
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) recommends the following to prepare for hurricane season:

  • Discuss the type of hazards that could affect your family. Know your home's vulnerability to storm surge, flooding and wind.
  • Locate a safe room or the safest areas in your home for each hurricane hazard. In certain circumstances the safest areas may not be your home but within your community.
  • Determine escape routes from your home and places to meet. These should be measured in tens of miles rather than hundreds of miles.
  • Have an out-of-state friend as a family contact, so all your family members have a single point of contact.
  • Make a plan now for what to do with your pets if you need to evacuate.
  • Post emergency telephone numbers by your phones and make sure your children know how and when to call 911.
  • Check your insurance coverage - flood damage is not usually covered by homeowners insurance.
  • Stock non-perishable emergency supplies and a Disaster Supply Kit (see more below)
  • Use a weather radio. Remember to replace its battery every 6 months, as you do with your smoke detectors.
  • Take First Aid, CPR, and disaster preparedness classes.

Disaster Supply Kits
You should also prepare a Disaster Supply Kit, which should include the following:

  • Water - at least 1 gallon daily per person for 3 to 7 days
  • Food - at least enough for 3 to 7 days, non-perishable items
  • Blankets / Pillows, etc.
  • Clothing - seasonal / rain gear/ sturdy shoes
  • First Aid Kit / Medicines / Prescription Drugs
  • Special Items - for babies and the elderly
  • Toiletries / Hygiene items / Moisture wipes
  • Flashlight / Batteries
  • Battery operated radio
  • Telephones - Fully charged cell phone with extra battery and a traditional (not cordless) telephone set
  • Cash (with some small bills) and Credit Cards
  • Keys
  • Toys, Books and Games
  • Important documents - in a waterproof container or watertight re-sealable plastic bag
  • Tools - keep a set with you during the storm
  • Vehicle fuel tanks filled
  • Pet care items, including proper identification and medical records

Hurricane Preparedness
Tips, tricks, tools, and resources to help prepare you for Hurricane Season:

2010 Hurricane Season Begins
Hurricane Tool Kit (FOX)
Hurricane Tool Kit (KTRK)
Hurricane Tool Kit (KHOU)
Tips, Tricks, Strats for Generators in Hurricane Season
Start of Hurricane Season: Be Prepared
Planning is important if you have special medical needs
Are you financially prepared for hurricane season?
Evacuation special needs registry is an annual ‘must’
Serious fun: Red Cross unveils new online tool for storm readiness