Regional Disaster Preparedness


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    Make a Plan

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    Build a Kit

    An emergency kit contains items for you and your family until regular services can resume. More...


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    Stay Informed

    Stay informed before, during, and after an emergency. More...


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    Disasters shouldn't be the only time our communities come together. More...



The Houston Region is the kind of place where big ideas typically become larger-than-life realities. Throw any challenge our way and we meet it head on. But are we really ready for anything?

No one likes to think about disasters, but they happen here just like in every other part of the world. The question is: are you prepared to survive them?

This site is designed to provide quick access to local and national information on disaster preparedness. The Ready Houston program has produced videos on a variety of topics related to emergency preparedness. Local agencies provide training that helps citizens prepare. And our partners are also a valuable source of information.

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A 15-minute DVD is available to prepare you and your family on how to respond to and recover from the effects of any disaster.

Are You Ready? DVD Set
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This website provides emergency preparedness information for a five-county region in Southeast Texas. The represented jurisdictions include Brazoria, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, and Montgomery Counties, as well as the Cities of Galveston, Houston, LaPorte, and Pasadena.

The program is a localized version of FEMA's program. The goal of Ready Houston is to tailor emergency preparedness messages to the unique hazards faced in the greater Houston region.

This website and its content are made possible through grant funding from the US Department of Homeland Security. The Ready Houston program and its products are funded through the Urban Areas Security Initiative grant, while Make the Call and Run. Hide. Fight.® are funded through the Regional Catastrophic Preparedness Initiative.