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Helpful Tips and Links for Tropical Depression Harvey in Katy, Texas

Katy, Texas News (August 23, 2017) –  According to the National Weather Service, tropical storm Harvey has now reformed into a tropical depression and is anticipated to bring 10″ – 15″ of rainfall to the Texas coast through the weekend beginning on Friday. With flooding, property damage, and personal safety at stake, here are some helpful tips and links to keep you prepared in the event of an emergency.

 

Who to Follow on Twitter: 
  • National Weather Service – @NWSHouston
  • City of Katy Office of Emergency Management – @CityofKatyOEM
  • Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office – @FBCSCO
  • Harris County OHSEM – @ReadyHarris
  • Waller County – @wallercountyoem
  • Katy ISD – @KatyISD
  • Katy Magazine – @KatyMagazine
  • Your child’s campus Twitter account

Hurricane disaster supply kit:
  • 7-day supply of non-perishable food and manual can opener
  • 7-day minumum supply of water (one gallon per person, per day)
  • First-aid kit
  • NOAA Weather Radio or battery-operated radio
  • Batteries
  • flashlight
  • Restock/ refill necessary medications
  • bottled water
  • Cash
  • Kitchen accessories and cooking utensils
  • Clean, dry clothing, blankets, and sleeping bags
  • Photo copies of all necessary ID’s insurance, prescriptions, credit cards, and a copy of one utility bill
  • CD or photo copies or important documents
  • Pet carriers, leashes, pet food, shot records
  • Map showing county roads and highways
  • White distress flag
  • Toys and games for kids
  • List of family and emergency phone numbers

Helpful Links: 

Tips:
  • Follow the rule, “Turn Around Don’t Drown.”

  • Follow National Weather Service at @NWSHouston for updates on Harvey as it develops.

  • Keep an eye out for storm-related hashtags on Twitter and Facebook to stay up-to-speed on storms as they progress. #HouWX #TXWX #Harvey

  • Review your area’s hurricane evacuation map every year and watch for traffic updates to make the best decisions if an evacuation is needed.

  • Remember the evacuation assistance hotline, 2-1-1.

  • Always obey evacuation orders without hesitation, secure your home before leaving, and take pets with you.
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