BEFORE THE STORM
PREPARE FOR A HURRICANE
Today you can determine your personal hurricane risk! You can also make a list of items to replenish hurricane emergency supplies and start thinking about how you will prepare your home for the coming hurricane season. Hurricanes are not just a coastal problem. Find out how rain, wind, water could happen where you live so you can start preparing now.
MAKE A PLAN
Make sure everyone in your household knows and understands your hurricane plan. Discuss the latest Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidance on Coronavirus (COVID-19) and how it may affect your hurricane planning. Don’t forget a plan for the office, kids’ daycare, and anywhere you frequent.
As you prepare your plan tailor your plans and supplies to your specific daily living needs and responsibilities. Discuss your needs and responsibilities and how people in the network can assist each other with communication, care of children, business, pets or specific needs like operating medical equipment. Create your own personal network for specific areas where you need assistance. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE
Don't forget to make an evacuation plan!
Plan how you will leave and where you will go if you are advised to evacuate.
Check with local officials about what shelter spaces are available for this year. Coronavirus may have altered your community’s plans.
If you evacuate to a community shelter, follow the latest guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for protecting yourself and your family from possible coronavirus. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE
BUILD A KIT
After an emergency, you may need to survive on your own for several days. Being prepared means having your own food, water and other supplies to last for at least 72 hours. A disaster supplies kit is a collection of basic items your household may need in the event of an emergency. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE
REVIEW IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS
Make sure your insurance policies and personal documents like ID are up to date. Make copies and keep them in a secure password protected digital space. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT FINANCIAL PREPAREDNESS
IMPORTANT: FEMA Extends Grace Period for Flood Insurance Renewal Premiums. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE
Have several ways to receive alerts.
- Download the FEMA app and receive real-time alerts from the National Weather Service. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD FEMA APP
- Sign up for community alerts in your area and be aware of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA)- which requires no-sign up. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT COMMUNITY ALERTS
STAY CONNECTED WITH THE CITY OF CLEAR LAKE SHORES!
- You can follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @CityofCLS
- You can also subscribe to our Youtube Channel ‘City of Clear Lake Shores, TX’
- EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION SYSTEM: CLS CONNECT. To receive alerts via email or SMS, you can register to our emergency notification system “CLS Connect” by visiting our website www.clearlakeshores-tx.gov/clsconnect
- NON-EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION SYSTEM; NOTIFYME. If you want to receive non-emergency notifications with City updates such as new Council agendas, council meeting dates or news flash articles, you can register to our non-emergency notification system “Notify Me” by visiting our website www.clearlakeshores.tx-gov/notifyme
DON'T FORGET TO OBTAIN YOUR CLS VEHICLE STICKER
The City of Clear Lake Shores wants to encourage citizens to obtain their CLS vehicle stickers that allow residents to re-enter Clear Lake Shores in the event of an evacuation, storm damage, and debris cleanup. As a reminder, the stickers limit immediate access to residents, first responders, and recovery crews.
The CLS vehicle stickers are available at City Hall, 1006 South Shore Drive Clear Lake Shores, TX 77565. To obtain them, residents must fill out the Resident Sticker Application Form, and return it to City staff during regular business hours, Monday - Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
You can download the form online at www.clearlakeshores-tx.gov/Vehiclesticker, or you can obtain it at City Hall upon arrival.
For more information, please contact City staff at 281-334-2799.