Hurricane Evacuation Information
Preparing to Evacuate
● Find out if your home is in an evacuation zone by viewing evacuation zone maps or by calling 2-1-1
and speaking with an operator
● If you live along the coast, keep your gas tank full and have a family plan.
● Ensure your vehicle is ready for the trip and you have packed your emergency kit.
● Know your evacuation routes and take a map with you.
● Your mayor or county judge will make the call for your jurisdiction to evacuate.
● Local officials will stagger the evacuation to keep traffic moving. Wait your turn to leave.
● Secure your home before leaving. Take your pets with you.
Along the way
● During hurricane season, coastal residents should never operate their vehicles with less than half a
tank of fuel.
● Motorists should fill their tank before evacuating.
● TxDOT has worked with the private sector (Texas Oil and Gas Association and the Texas Petroleum
Marketers and Convenience Store Association) to assure maximum-possible fuel availability during an
Key Telephone Numbers
● The number to call for road conditions on state highways is 1-800-452-9292.
● If you have an emergency, call 9-1-1.
● For information on evacuation routes, shelters and special needs transportation, call 2-1-1.
Where to Go
● If you want to stay at a hotel or motel, make reservations as soon as possible. If you've previously
● Sleeping pads or air mattresses
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