Texas Department of Housing & Community Affairs - Building Homes and Strengthening Communities

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June signals start of Hurricane Season

For anyone living along the Texas coast, June's arrival should have served as a "wakeup call:" the 2016 Hurricane Season officially arrived with it.

The Atlantic hurricane season (National Hurricane Center) runs from June 1 to November 30 of each year, meaning the tropics could become active at any point during the next several months. TDHCA encourages you to act accordingly and start planning for a disaster now.

Does your family have an action plan in the event of a natural disaster? What essentials should be included in your family's survival kit? Do you even know your neighborhood's evacuation routes?

If you are unsure of your answers, these and many other pre- and post-disaster topics are addressed on TDHCA's Disaster Relief Resources page.

Visitors will find links to instructions ranging from how to obtain updates on road closures to how to acquire emergency prescription refills and how to report price gouging in the wake of a disaster.

You can also learn how to locate agencies that may have emergency resources available in your area, as well as hotels and motels that may offer short-term housing solutions for displaced persons.

Links to find affordable rental units that may be available are also on this page, in addition to how eligible homeowners may receive assistance in repairing or rebuilding a home damaged by natural disaster.

There may not be much you can do to prevent a natural disaster, but you can be prepared for one by taking these important steps now. Consider this your "wakeup call."

 

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