Hurricanes & Tropical Weather

Hurricanes, Tropical Storms, and Tropical Depressions threaten lives and property in coastal and inland communities.

In Friendswood, tropical weather may bring:

  • Heavy rainfall, causing inland flooding,
  • Strong winds, and
  • Tornadoes.


Follow the instructions from the Mayor and local officials. They work closely with other local, state, and federal agencies to determine appropriate safety measures for our community.

  1. Prepare NOW
  2. Survive DURING
  3. Be Safe AFTER


  • 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.
  • Know types of hurricane and tropical weather risks in your area. Visit Flood Risk in Friendswood or FEMA’s Flood Map Service Center for information.
  • Know your Zip Zone and evacuation routes. See Evacuation Maps below for more details.
  • Build an emergency supply kit in case you must leave immediately or if services are cut off.
  • Purchase or renew a flood insurance policy and a windstorm insurance policy, including contents coverage. Homeowners (and some Renters) policies do not cover flooding or windstorm damage. It typically takes up to 30 days for a policy to go into effect so the time to buy is well before a disaster.
  • 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.
  • Protect your property. Move valuables to higher levels. Declutter drains and gutters. Install check valves. Consider a sump pump with a battery.
  1. STEAR
  2. Evacuation Maps & Zip Zones