Like all communities, Friendswood is susceptible to various hazards and disasters.
Learn more about specific threats and hazards:
Learn more about how to Prepare NOW, Survive DURING, and Be Safe AFTER for all-hazards below and at FEMA's Ready.gov.
- Sign up for the Friendswood Notification System. The Emergency Alert System (EAS) and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Weather Radio also provide emergency alerts.
- Build an emergency supply kit in case you must leave immediately or if services are cut off.
- Learn and practice evacuation routes and shelter plans.
- Create and maintain a household inventory. Take photos and videos of all household items and valuables. This includes documenting the makes, models, and serial numbers for all major appliances and pieces of electronic equipment.
- Keep important documents in a waterproof container. Create password-protected digital copies.
- Listen to the Friendswood Notification System, EAS, or NOAA Weather Radio for current emergency information and instructions.
- If told to evacuate, do so immediately. Never drive around barricades. Local responders use them to safely direct traffic out of unsafe areas.
- Go to a safe location you previously identified. If no previous location identified, pay attention to current emergency information and instructions.
- Listen to authorities for information and instructions. Return home only when authorities say it is safe.
- Avoid driving except in emergencies.
- Use a generator or other gasoline-powered machinery ONLY outdoors and away from windows.
- Be careful during clean-up. Wear protective clothing and use appropriate face coverings or masks if cleaning mold or other debris. People with asthma and other lung conditions and/or immune suppression should not enter buildings with indoor water leaks or mold growth that can be seen or smelled, even if they do not have an allergy to mold. Children should not take part in disaster cleanup work.
- Document any property damage with photographs. Contact your insurance company for assistance.
Severe Weather and Hurricane Resources
- National Weather Service Hurricane and Severe Weather Guide 2023 (PDF)
- National Weather Service Houston/Galveston Weather Forecast Office
- Harris County Flood Warning System (FWS)
- State of Texas Emergency Assistance Registry (STEAR)