1) Make an Emergency Plan
Every Houston family should have an emergency plan that details where they will go in the event of an emergency. Families who live in a hurricane evacuation zone should know where they will go ahead of time and have an out-of-town contact to check-in with to make sure the family is able to communicate.
Only those residents who either live in an evacuation zone, or who use a medical device which requires electricity to sustain their life should evacuate ahead of a storm.
Residents who might need additional help in evacuating during a disaster can visit the OEM website to learn more about the State of Texas Emergency Assistance Registry (STEAR), which is used by local agencies to identify those with disabilities and other needs, in an effort to provide better assistance to them ahead of, and after an emergency.
2) Have an Emergency Supply Kit
Residents should have what they need to be on their own for 5-7 days following a storm. This includes food, water, medications and individual needs such as medical devices or pet supplies. Additionally, its important to have tools, sturdy shoes and clothes to help in the immediate repair of your home following a storm.
3) Be Informed
Know where to go to get updated information, this includes local television and radio, as well as official websites such as:
· City of Houston Emergency Information Center: houstontx.gov/emergency
· National Hurricane Center: hurricanes.gov
· National Weather Service Houston-Galveston: weather.gov/houston
· Official Social Media Channels:
o City of Houston Emergency Information: Twitter: @AlertHouston Facebook: facebook.com/alerthouston
o City of Houston Office of Emergency Management: Twitter: @houstonoem Facebook: facebook.com/houstonoem Instagram: @houstonoem
o National Hurricane Center: Twitter: @NHC_Atlantic
o National Weather Service Houston/Galveston Forecast Office: Twitter: @NWSHouston Facebook: facebook.com/nwshouston
4) Know your Neighbors
During disasters, having a community around you that can help is essential to making it through. Meet your neighbors, and build a plan that includes sharing resources, such as generators, chainsaws and tools to prepare for, and respond to a hurricane.
LAKE SHADOWS NEWS PAGE !
VANDALISM AT THE BOAT LAUNCH & TENNIS COURTS...
In the coming weeks, plans are to post new signs for parking, boat launching, tennis court use etc.
We've witnessed an increase in vandalism at the boat ramp over the past few months. Signs damaged, littering, loitering, and destruction of private property. Please keep an eye out for such behavior and report it to the Civic League contacts and local authorities.
A reminder to everyone...non residence of Lake Shadows do not have the privilege of using the boat launch, tennis courts, playground or parking areas.
Beware......New contract agreements have been made with local Wrecker and Towing services! Simply stated, IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A VALID BOAT LAUNCH STICKER / IF YOU DO NOT RESIDE IN LAKE SHADOWS...YOUR VEHICLE WILL BE TOWED AT YOUR EXPENSE.