Though the sun is out and the worst of Hurricane Harvey has passed, residents of both Texas and Louisiana are not entirely out of harm’s way.

As we make our way to the other side of this devastating storm, take a moment to review a couple safety tips and resources from FEMA that may come in handy during the city’s road to recovery in the coming days and weeks that lie ahead.

Post-Hurricane Harvey Recovery

Safety Tips

  • Do not attempt to return home until local officials say it is safe to do so. Continue to monitor the weather and follow the direction of state and local officials.
  • With the water in flooded areas receding it would be easy to assume you’re in the clear, but we remind you: don’t drive on flooded roadways. Remember – Turn Around, Don’t Drown.
  • Only call 911 if you have an immediate need for medical attention or evacuation assistance. If you can’t get through to 911 on first try, keep calling. Another option is to place a call to one of five numbers for the Houston Command Center of the United States Coast Guard. The numbers are: 281-464-4851, 281-464-4852, 281-464-4853, 281-464-4854, 281-464-4855


Downtown seen from out front the George R. Brown Convention Center | Photo: Cody Swann