Hurricane Preparedness

The Atlantic hurricane season typically runs from June 1 to November 30 with the peak period from early August through the end of October.  Now is the time to prepare.  The City of Bellaire is ready to respond to any emergency.  

National Weather Service 2023 Hurricane & Severe Weather Guide

Build a Kit

Building an emergency essentials kit is the essential first step to preparedness. Avoid panic buying and empty store shelves by stocking up on essential items over the whole year. It’s safer and less expensive than waiting until the last minute. Your kit should include:

  • Seven-day supply of non-perishable (canned) food
  • One gallon of drinking water, per day, for each member of your family, for seven days
  • Cash – if power fails, ATMs may not work
  • Portable battery or hand-crank radio with the weather band
  • Flashlights for each member of the family and extra batteries
  • Personal items – medications, extra clothes, hygiene items
  • Seven-day supply of food, water, and medication for your pets

Make a Plan

What will you do in a disaster or hurricane? Do you need to evacuate, or should you stay home and ride out the storm? Make sure your plan answers important questions like:

  • Are you in an evacuation zone?
  • Where will you go if you do evacuate?
  • How will you keep in touch with family members and others?
  • Are you responsible for others who may need your help?
  • Make A Plan

Stay Informed

Safety during a hurricane and other disasters starts with reliable information from trusted sources.

PrepareBellaire Alerts

Sign up for PrepareBellaire emergency notifications via cell phone, home phone, text messages, and/or email directly from the City of Bellaire.

Informational Videos

Please take the time to watch these informational videos to help you get ready for hurricane season.

State of Texas Emergency Assistance Registry (STEAR)

City of Bellaire Emergency Operations Center Tour

City of Bellaire Highwater Response Resources