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National Weather Service

The National Weather Service (NWS) provides weather, water, and climate forecasts and warnings for the United States, its territories, adjacent waters and ocean areas, for the protection of life and property and the enhancement of the national economy. These services include Forecasts and Observations, Warnings, Impact-based Decision Support Services, and Education in an effort to build a Weather-Ready Nation. The ultimate goal is to have a society that is prepared for and responds to weather, water and climate events.

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Office of Emergency Management
Galveston County

What Is Emergency Management?
Emergency management agencies across the nation are responsible for coordinating the emergency and disaster mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery efforts within their jurisdictions.

Emergency management agencies create and test plans and procedures for both natural and technological disasters on a regular basis. Galveston County Emergency Management plans for the potential of both natural and technological emergencies.

Stay Informed!

Launched in February 2003, Ready is a National public service campaign designed to educate and empower the American people to prepare for, respond to and mitigate emergencies, including natural and man-made disasters. The goal of the campaign is to promote preparedness through public involvement.


Know the facts about a pandemic. Public Health is everyone’s responsibility. Learn How to Stay Safe


Prepare for hurricanes now. Know where to go if asked to evacuate quickly and how you and your family will get there. Get More Hurricane Tips


If there is a wildfire in the area, be ready to evacuate on short notice. Get Wildfire Tips


The Great Shakeout is at 10:15 a.m. on Thursday, October 15. Learn what you can do to get prepared for earthquakes ahead of the drill. Get Earthquake Tips


If you approach a flooded road or walkway, follow this rule: turn around, don't drown! Prepare for Flooding Now

FEMA's Response to Coronavirus

Find resources on Doing Business with FEMA, How to Help, FAQs, Rumor Control Page and more on Get Info About FEMA’s Response to Coronavirus

Build a Kit

Make sure your emergency kit is stocked with the right items. Emergency Supply List

Make a Plan

Be Prepared. Make an emergency plan today and practice it. Emergency Plan Info

Emergency Alerts

Wireless emergency alerts allow officials to provide the public with life-saving information quickly. More on Emergency Alerts

State of Texas Emergency Assistance Registry (STEAR Program)

The STEAR program is a free registry that provides local emergency planners and emergency responders with additional information on the needs in their community. Texas communities use the registry information in different ways. Registering yourself in the STEAR registry DOES NOT guarantee that you will receive a specific service during an emergency. Available services will vary by community. For more information on how your community will use information in the STEAR registry, contact your local emergency management office. (You can bring you pets and service animals FYI)

Who Should Register?

-People with Disabilities

-People with access and functional needs such as:

-People who have limited mobility

-People who have communication barriers

-People who require additional medical assistance during an emergency event

-People who require transportation assistance

-People who require personal care assistance

How to Register

Register Online at State of Texas Emergency Assistance Registry

Dial 2-1-1 or use your video telephone relay option of choice to contact 211 at 877-541-7905 (Texas Information Referral Network)

Registration Forms

Nursing Home & Assisted Living STEAR Registration Form (PDF)

STEAR Individual Registration Form (2021) (PDF)

Registro del Estado de Texas para Asistencia en Casos de Emergencia (STEAR) 2021 (PDF)

For individual assistance questions, please contact your local government emergency management coordinator for more information

Hurricane Nicholas Home Clean | Crisis Cleanup Hotline

If you need assistance with damage from Hurricane Nicholas, call 979-217-3791 for help. We will connect you with volunteers from local relief organizations, community groups and faith communities who may be able to assist you with:

-Cutting fallen trees
-Drywall, flooring & appliance removal
-Tarping roofs
-Mold Mitigation

All services are free, but service is not guaranteed due to the overwhelming need. This offer will remain open through Friday, October 1, 2021.

Reporting Damage from Hurricane Nicholas

Residents are encouraged to report any damage sustained from the Hurricane Nicholas to the County Office of Emergency Management and also to the City of Galveston. See below.

Report to the County of Galveston

Please use link below to complete flood damage survey for the County of Galveston:

Flood Damage Survey-County of Galveston

Report to the City of Galveston

Please use link below to complete storm damage reporting form for the City of Galveston:

Storm Damage Reporting Form-City of Galveston

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