National Agencies

  • American Red Cross
    The American Red Cross helps prepare communities for emergencies and keep people safe.

  • FEMA Storm Watch
    Find out what areas have received emergency disaster declarations and link to state emergency management offices.

  • FEMA For Kids
    Here's a site for kids interested in learning more about hurricanes. Colorful, interesting and packed with good information for kids—and adults.

  • Integrated Flood Observing and Warning System—IFLOWS
    The Automated Flood Warning System (AFWS) web site is a cooperative effort managed by the IFLOWS Program of the National Weather Service. Information and products available at this site are from many sources, and in many cases collected from or through systems beyond the control the NWS or any individual cooperator. The availability and accuracy of weather data via the internet and this site therefore cannot be assured. The Gage Data/Web Site Trouble Page of this site lists contact points which have been supplied to us for some of the specific systems contributing information to this site.

  • National Data Buoy Center
    This NDBC site provides recent marine data (wind speed, direction, gusts; wave heights; air temps; and atmospheric pressure) from buoys and other observation stations.

  • National Hurricane Center
    The NHC site provides detailed location and forecasting of tropical storms and hurricanes. It also offers a wealth of information, including data on aircraft reconnaissance, as well as the latest satellite data. The site also catalogs all bulletins.

  • NWS Hurricane Awareness
    The National Weather Service (NWS) site offers solid hurricane awareness and preparedness tips, plus links to many more resources.

    NWSSouthern Region
    NWS—Corpus Christi
    NWS—Lake Charles, LA

Texas Agencies

Houston Agencies

  • Houston TranStar
    Emergency management and transportation management for the greater Houston area.

  • Houston Area Red Cross
    The American Red Cross in greater Houston helps the Houston Community prepare and respond to emergencies.

Research Centers

  • International Hurricane Research Center
    The International Hurricane Research Center is a multidisciplinary center focused on the mitigation of hurricane damage to people, their property, and the built and natural environments. To adequately assess these diverse yet inherently related topics the Center is comprised of four research laboratories.