How we prepare
- Trim trees to protect you and your property
- Remove trash and debris from ditches and gutters to prevent clogged drains during heavy rains
- Maintain a fleet of rescue vehicles
- Work with the public to identify road hazards
Our services during the storm
- 24-hour emergency line
- Road hazard removal
- Placing barricades and closing flooded roads
- Working with law enforcement to rescue residents from floodwaters and transporting them to safety
After the storm
- Storm debris removal
- Self-service debris disposal sites
- Water and supply distribution
- Recovery resources
How You Can Prepare:
- If you see something blocking a ditch or a drain or notice standing water, contact Precinct 4’s Community Assistance Department at 832-927-4444.
- Keep yards free of leaves, dangerous limbs, trash, and debris. Don’t store trash cans and other loose items outside during a storm, especially by a drain or gutter.
- Sign up for alerts at readyharris.org and harriscountyfws.org.
Building an emergency kit is the first step to preparedness. Purchasing essential household items before a storm will reduce panic shopping and help ensure stores do not run out of supplies.
Your kit should include:
- A seven-day supply of non-perishable food
- One gallon of drinking water a day for seven days per household member
- Cash. If power fails, ATMs may not work
- Portable battery or hand-crank radio capable of weather-band frequencies
- Flashlights and extra batteries
- Medications, extra clothes, hygiene items
- Seven-day supply of food, water, and medication for your pets