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Hurricane Information

Twitter and Facebook Notifications

TxDOT will continue to use Twitter feeds and Facebook to deliver storm preparedness, road condition and evacuation information to social media users. Follow these for up-to-the-minute transportation news and local traffic information.

Storm-related Twitter hashtags will be provided for an easy way to find important hurricane information. A new feed, @TxDOTalert, is also available exclusively for emergency-related information.

Be Prepared

The time to be prepared and make evacuation plans is now. Start by reviewing our hurricane evacuation maps below and selecting an evacuation route for you and your family.

Evacuation Routes

Evacuation route maps from the Texas coast, including from Beaumont, Corpus Christi, Houston, Pharr and Yoakum, are available. Guides for traveling major highways in the region during an evacuation are also available. Activated evacuation routes will be reflected in current road conditions or by calling (800) 452-9292.

Evacuation routes for all coastal regions, from Beaumont to Brownsville. Evacuation routes for Beaumont, including Port Arthur.
 
Evacuation routes for Corpus Christi, including Aransas Pass and Port Aransas. Evacuation routes for Houston, including Harris County and Galveston.
 
Evacuation routes for Pharr, including Brownsville, Laredo and McAllen. Evacuation routes for Yoakum, including Victoria and Matagorda Bay.

Mandatory Evacuations

If state or local officials order a mandatory evacuation - leave immediately. Be sure your home is secure, and take your pets with you.

Unless you are physically unable to evacuate, we urge you to obey evacuation orders. Remember, the longer you wait, the more likely you are to get stuck in evacuation traffic. If you are elderly or disabled and need evacuation assistance, please call 2-1-1.

Emergency Management Officials

Prepare a Survival Kit

If you believe you will not be evacuating during a hurricane, please prepare a survival kit. Some reasons for not evacuating include:

  • A mandatory evacuation is not issued.
  • You are physically or financially unable to leave your home.
  • You live in an area that is not prone to flooding or storm surges.

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Weather Reports

During a weather emergency, stay tuned to local news/weather bulletins, and visit the following Web pages for the latest weather information.