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.
NWS—Lake Charles, LA
Texas Emergency Management Plan
Texas Governors’ Office for getting documentation on various emergency plans including evacuation and public safety.
Texas Department of Transportation
The best way to know travel conditions in Texas.
Texas Windstorm Insurance Association
Provides Texas citizens adequate wind and hail coverage when it is not available in the insurance market place.
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.
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.