Days after catastrophic Hurricane Harvey hit the city of Houston and its surrounding areas, thousands of homes are still flooded and many have evacuated as the third night of havoc falls on the city.
City officials release evacuation notices by the minute due to a widespread of torrential rains that are moving throughout the night and are projected to cause unbearable amounts of flooding in the Fort Bend Co. area.
Authorities suggest that if your neighborhood is under a mandatory evacuation, then please collect your evacuation items and seek higher ground. In case you have not prepped for an immediate evacuation please add the following items to trash bags or suitcases:
- Pack forms of identification, medicine, cellphone, credit cards and cash in zipped sandwich bags;
- First aid kits, flashlights, phone chargers, portable chargers, eyeglasses and batteries;
- Bring keys after locking all car doors, windows and homes;
- To prevent house fires, unplug all electrical devices, such as irons, microwaves, toasters, radios and televisions;
- Be sure to bring pets and pet food to last for a week;
- Know your most up-to-date evacuation route;
- In case of an extended evacuation bring pillows and blankets;
- Keep a hard copy of important phone numbers and list them in your mobile device;
- A weeks’ worth of non-perishable foods, toiletries, baby medicines and clothing.
Should you become trapped in your home, then please contact 911 and do not hang up as first responders have answered your call.
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