Activities that increase a community's ability to respond when a disaster occurs.
Emergency Preparedness Kit
After an emergency, you may need to survive on your own for several days. Being prepared means having your own food, water, and supplies to last for several days. A disaster supplies kit is a collection of basic items your household may need in the event of an emergency. Some supplies to include in your kit:
- A three-day supply of water (one gallon per person per day) and food that won't spoil.
- One change of clothing and footwear per person, and one blanket and sleeping bag per person
- A first aid kit that includes your family's prescription medications
- Emergency tools including a battery-powered radio, flashlight, and plenty of extra batteries
- An extra set of keys and a credit card or cash
- Sanitation supplies
- Special items for infant, elderly, or disabled family members
- An extra pair of glasses
- Important family documents
For more information, please check out Disaster Kit Information
STEAR- State of Texas Emergency Assistance Registry
The state of Texas presents the STEAR program. The STEAR program is a free registry that provides local emergency planners and emergency responders with additional information on the needs in their community. 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. Registration is voluntary and by registering in STEAR you are consenting to sharing your information with first responders and other state agencies during a disaster.
Who Should Register?
- People with disabilities
- People who are medically fragile
- People with access and functional needs such as:
- People who have limited mobility
- People who have communication barriers
- People who require additional medical assistance during an emergency event
- People who require transportation assistance
- People who require personal care assistance
How to Register?
Visit STEAR Registration Website