Unlike most weather emergencies, some emergencies offer little-to-no preparation. It is important to stay informed during these times. Radio stations provide up-to-date information, as well as the reliability of a battery operated radio during no power situations.
During an emergency, Texas Residents may visit the State of Texas webpage. Houston residents can listen to our regions Emergency Alert System (EAS) stations; KTRH 740 AM or KUHF 88.7 FM. Sign up for City of Houston emergency situation notifications at alerts.houstonoem.org. You may also visit houstontx.gov/emergency for accurate, government official information.
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Austin and San Antonio residents can tune in to their local radio station 66.6 (Austin) or 66.7 (San Antonio).
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Drive during flooding?
As little as 6 inches of water can damage your car and lead to stalling. One foot of water may cause your vehicle to float and two feet can make it float away. If you think the water is more than 6 inches deep, don’t try to drive through it. Best to turn around and find another route.
If you absolutely must drive during risk of flooding, pack a safety kit that includes supplies and physical maps. The supplies can include flares, a flashlight, a spare radio in case your car battery gives out, canned food, and drinking water. Stick to main roads as much as possible and keep the radio on. Emergency broadcasts can help alert you to flooding dangers before it’s too late. If your car does stall due to water or starts to float, get out, find higher ground, and call 911.
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