Preparedness

Preparing, Planning and Prepping NOW

We want you to know that, as always when there is a threat to our clients, Easter Seals Greater Houston is already preparing-and we want to make sure you have the information you need to prepare.


Be Prepared.
We know it is harder for adults with disabilities and families with children with disabilities to consider such efforts but it is necessary and better if already planned and is suggested to implement if needed, 36 hours in advance.
· The first thing to do is to have a plan: fema.gov or ready.gov
· Be at the ready with your disaster supply kit, including a flashlight, batteries, cash, first aid supplies, and copies of your critical information including prescriptions and medical records, if you need to evacuate.
· If you are not advised to evacuate and decide to stay in your home, have adequate supplies on hand in case you lose power and water for several days should you not be able to leave due to flooding or blocked roads.
· Have a family emergency communication plan.
· Get alerts via www.ReadyHarris.org (for Harris County) or www.911.org– sign up for text alerts

Planning.
Here are some great resources to help you make a plan and to stay updated. Current Evacuation Zone Listing: gis.hctx.net/evacuationmap/ There are also suggestions and shelter information from the Red Cross 

Being Ready.
Registering if you need assistance: If you know that you need special assistance during evacuations, whether a family member with a disability, a senior citizen or other, please make sure you are signed up with The Texas STEAR program. This is a free registry that provides local emergency planners and emergency responders with additional information on the needs in their community. Texas communities use the registry information in different ways. Registering yourself in the STEAR registry DOES NOT guarantee that you will receive a specific service during an emergency. Available services will vary by community. For more information on how your community will use information in the STEAR registry, contact your local emergency management office. Texas STEAR Program Registration or call 2-1-1

 

Please call 9-1-1 in case of emergency, the Harris Center Mental Health Support Line at 833-986-1919 if you need support, and always remember that your anxiety and the news can have a real impact on your children. For information on supporting children with disabilities during a hurricane, see phe.gov/preparedness/planning.

STEAR Emergency Registry

Easter Seals of Greater Houston, Inc.
4888 Loop Central Drive, Suite 200, Houston, TX 77081 | Ph: 713.838.9050 | Fax: 713.838.9098  
Easter Seals Greater Houston is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
*Clients are rendered services without distinction due to race, color, national origin, religion, sex or disability. 

 

 

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