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EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS FOR LIBERTY COUNTY
Residents with Special Needs are Asked to Register
State of Texas 2-1-1,
Liberty County Emergency Management Office 936 334
City of Liberty 936 336 3922
City of Cleveland 281 593 0405
Discuss the type of hazards that could affect your
family. Know your home's vulnerability to storm surge, flooding and
Locate a safe room or the safest areas in your home for
each hurricane hazard. In certain circumstances the safest areas
may not be your home but within your community.
Determine escape routes from your home and places to
meet. These should be measured in tens of miles rather than
hundreds of miles.
Have an out-of-state friend as a family contact, so all
your family members have a single point of contact.
Make a plan now for what to do with your pets if you
need to evacuate.
Post emergency telephone numbers by your phones and make
sure your children know how and when to call 911.
Check your insurance coverage - flood damage is not
usually covered by homeowners insurance.
Stock non-perishable emergency supplies and a Disaster
Use a NOAA weather radio or kshn.com Remember to replace
its battery every 6 months, as you do with your smoke
Take First Aid, CPR and disaster preparedness
What you need to have on hand:
Water - at least 1 gallon daily per person for 3 to 7
Food - at least enough for 3 to 7 days
- non-perishable packaged or canned food / juices
- foods for infants or the elderly
- snack foods
- non-electric can opener
- cooking tools / fuel
- paper plates / plastic utensils
Blankets / Pillows, etc.
Clothing - seasonal / rain gear/ sturdy
First Aid Kit / Medicines / Prescription
Special Items - for babies and the elderly
Toiletries / Hygiene items / Moisture wipes
Flashlight / Batteries
Radio - Battery operated and NOAA weather
Cash - Banks and ATMs may not be open or available for
Toys, Books and Games
Important documents - in a waterproof container
- insurance, medical records, bank account numbers, Social
Security card, etc.
Tools - keep a set with you during the
Vehicle fuel tanks filled
Pet care items
- proper identification / immunization records / medications
- ample supply of food and water
- a carrier or cage
- muzzle and leash
Contact your veterinarian or local humane society for
information on preparing your pets for an emergency.
BEFORE THE DISASTER
Make sure that your pets are current on their
vaccinations. Pet shelters may require proof of
Have a current photograph
Keep a collar with identification on your pet and have a
leash on hand to control your pet.
Have a properly-sized pet carrier for each animal -
carriers should be large enough for the animal to stand and turn
Plan your evacuation strategy and don't forget your pet!
Specialized pet shelters, animal control shelters, veterinary
clinics and friends and relatives out of harm's way are ALL
potential refuges for your pet during a disaster.
If you plan to shelter your pet - work it into your
evacuation route planning.
DURING THE DISASTER
Animals brought to a pet shelter are required to have:
Proper identification collar and rabies tag, proper identification
on all belongings, a carrier or cage, a leash, an ample supply of
food, water and food bowls, any necessary medications, specific
care instructions and news papers or trash bags for
Bring pets indoor well in advance of a storm - reassure
them and remain calm.
Pet shelters will be filled on first come, first served
basis. Call ahead and determine availability.
AFTER THE DISASTER
Walk pets on a leash until they become re-oriented to
their home - often familiar scents and landmarks may be altered and
pets could easily be confused and become lost. Also, downed power
lines, reptiles brought in with high water and debris can all pose
a threat for animals after a disaster.
If pets cannot be found after a disaster, contact the
local animal control office to find out where lost animals can be
recovered. Bring along a picture of your pet if
After a disaster animals can become aggressive or
defensive - monitor their behavior.
Don't forget your pet when preparing a family disaster
PET DISASTER SUPPLY KIT
• Proper identification including immunization
• Ample supply of food and water
• A carrier or cage