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Helpful Phone Numbers

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
(Report Price Gouging)
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

  • Wednesday, July 23, 2008 • Press Release
    Texas Responds to Hurricane Dolly
    AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry will today ask President George W. Bush for a major presidential disaster declaration as a result of Hurricane Dolly’s escalation to a Category 2 storm shortly before making landfall in south Texas. The Presidential Disaster Declaration will provide federal resources to support re-entry and recovery efforts.
  • Wednesday, July 23, 2008 • Proclamation
    Hurricane Dolly- Starr County Disaster Declaration
    Gov. Rick Perry amends my July 22, 2008, proclamation to include Starr County, certifying that Hurricane Dolly poses a threat of imminent disaster along the Texas Coast beginning July 22, 2008.s
  • Tuesday, July 22, 2008 • Press Release
    Gov. Perry Issues Disaster Declaration in Anticipation of Tropical Storm Dolly's Impact on Texas Communities
    AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today issued a disaster declaration in response to the imminent threat posed by Tropical Storm Dolly to Aransas, Bexar, Brooks, Calhoun, Cameron, Hidalgo, Jim Wells, Kenedy, Kleberg, Nueces, Refugio, San Patricio, Victoria and Willacy counties. The governor’s declaration allows the state to initiate necessary preparedness efforts, such as pre-deploying resources requested by local officials to ensure their communities are ready to respond to severe weather.
  • Tuesday, July 22, 2008 • Proclamation
    DISASTER- Hurricane Dolly
    Gov. Rick Perry declares a state of disaster in 14 Texas counties due to a threat of imminent danger caused by Tropical Storm Dolly.
  • Monday, July 21, 2008 • Press Release
    Gov. Perry Activates Resources in Preparation for Tropical Storm Dolly
    AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today activated state resources, including 1,200 National Guard troops, in preparation for Tropical Storm Dolly, which could make landfall on the Texas coastline as a hurricane by mid-week. The state is ready to provide assistance requested by local officials.