My METRO Emergency Alerts

Sign up to receive METRO Emergency Alerts via text or email and get the latest severe weather updates and other regional emergency information when you need them most. These alerts can be customized so that you only receive the information you want. You can also sign in using your Facebook, Google or Yahoo account. METRO Alerts will provide the latest information on availability of all METRO services:

  • Bus
  • METRORail
  • METROLift
  • HOV / HOT Lanes
  • STAR Vanpool

METRO Emergency Social Media
Like us at Facebook.com/ridemetroalerts or follow us on Twitter@metrohoualerts for up-to-date alerts.

Hurricane season starts June 1 and runs through November 30.

Hurricane Preparedness Checklist

Make a Plan

  • Know if you need to evacuate. Do you live in a storm surge area? If so, you will evacuate based on your zip code and the storm’s impact. Please adhere to the evacuation zones and evacuate when told to do so. The zones are listed in sequential order, so that citizens nearest the coast can evacuate first, and we can all avoid a gridlock.
  • Know in advance where you will go. Where will you stay, and how will you get there? The time to prepare is now, not when you are evacuating. Make sure your destination has the appropriate accommodations if you have specialized needs.

Stay Informed

  • When an emergency is imminent, stay tuned to local news/weather stations for the latest information.
  • Most government agencies and Offices of Emergency Management offer emails and text alerts to citizens.

National Weather Service Weather Forecast Office
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/organization.php

Ready Harris

Download the Ready Harris app today to be ready for storms and other emergencies. Answer just a few simple questions and the app will create an emergency supply list and generate other checklists for your family’s safety. learn more >>

Ready Houston

Ready Houston connects you to local and national disaster preparedness information. Watch videos that help you anticipate and respond to emergencies, and discover Houston-area links to training that can help you and your community cope in tough times. For more information on preparing for emergencies, please visit www.ready.gov or www.readyhoustontx.gov.

State of Texas Emergency Assistance Registry (STEAR)

The STEAR program is Texas’ free registry – offering local emergency responders and planners information about special needs in their communities. Texans use the registry in different ways, but it’s important that you register once a year. Visit dps.texas.gov/dem/stear/public.htm for more information about STEAR.

Who Should Register?

  • People with Disabilities
  • People with access and functional needs such as:
    •   People who have limited mobility
    •   People who have communication barriers
    •   People who require additional medical assistance during an emergency event
    •   People who require transportation assistance
    •   People who require personal care assistance

TranStar

Houston TranStar is a unique partnership that keeps motorists informed, roadways clear and lives safe. Houston TranStar manages the region’s transportation system and is the primary coordination site for state, county, and local agencies when responding to incidents and emergencies. For real-time traffic updates, and information on incidents and road closures. learn more >>

It consists of the following entities:

  • City of Houston
  • Harris County
  • METRO
  • Texas Department

 

Helpful Links

City of Houston
www.houstonoem.org
www.readyhoustontx.gov

National Hurricane Center

Houston 3-1-1

Pets America

American Red Cross

FEMA
www.ready.gov
www.fema.gov

Homeland Security

County Offices of Emergency Management
Harris
Fort Bend
Galveston
Chambers
Brazoria

Texas Online