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Evacuation Information: 2-1-1
FEMA: 1-800-621-3362
SNAP Food Benefits:: 2-1-1 or 1-877-541-7905
American Red Cross: 1-800-733-2767
Texas Attorney General Office: 1-800-252-8011
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Roadside Assistance: 1-800-525-5555
TxDOT Statewide Road Closures: 1-800-452-9292
Relay Service: 7-1-1
(Hearing Impaired and Visual Disabilities)

The 2013 Hurricane Season is here, and Gov. Rick Perry is urging all Texans to take steps now to protect their families and property from potential storms. In Texas, our strategy for dealing with disasters is to hope for the best but prepare for the worst. In advance of storms this hurricane season, residents along the Texas coast should take simple steps to ensure their families have a plan in place should a storm threaten their homes.

Make A Plan. Be Prepared. Be Ready.

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News & Announcements - 2013 Season

  • Thursday, September 09, 2010 • Belton, Texas • Press Release
    Gov. Perry Issues Disaster Declaration for 40 Texas Counties
    Gov. Rick Perry today issued a state disaster declaration for 40 Texas counties, which will help speed recovery assistance to communities and families affected by Tropical Storm Hermine by opening the door to state and federal assistance. The governor also met with local officials and took an aerial tour of areas impacted by the storm, which created tornados and dumped up to 12 inches of rain on parts of Central and North Texas, leading to extensive damage and dangerous flash flooding.