The City’s Emergency Management Department wants to educate residents on what they can do NOW to be better prepared for Tropical Storm Nicholas. League City is susceptible to riverine and coastal flooding, as well as flooding from low lying areas. These conditions have caused widespread flooding in the past, such as with Hurricane Harvey. League City encourages residents to “Plan, Prepare, and Plug in,” to stay safe. Here are some important tips on how to plan ahead of the storm:
Make an Emergency Plan
- Make a plan of how you will get in touch with others before, during, and after a storm.
- Write it down and share it.
- How are you going to communicate should you get separated? Be sure to account for any young children, functional access needs, pets, and elderly.
- How you are going to receive alerts and warnings
- Take photos of important documents and store them in a secure place.
- Learn your evacuation zone, route, and an alternate location to stay. https://www.h-gac.com/hurricane-evacuation-planning
- Include pets when planning to evacuate.
- Practice your plan.
- For more information on what should be included in your plan, visit: https://www.leaguecity.com/3993/Plan
Prepare a Kit
A well thought out disaster kit typically includes several items (in an abundance of caution the below list includes more than the FEMA recommendations):
- 10 to 14-day food supply (for each member of the family and pets)
- 1 gallon of water per day per person
- Prescription medications (hard copy of all prescriptions)
- Important documents in a waterproof container
- Flashlight & Batteries
- NOAA weather radio
- Pet care items
- First Aid Kit
- Manuel can opener
This list is not meant to be comprehensive but only a suggestion. Please visit the Ready website for additional ideas
To avoid rumors and misinformation, it is always best to obtain any important updates from credible sources. The Office of Emergency Management encourages all residents to go directly to the City’s website and social media channels for the most accurate news, updates, and notifications.
When an emergency arises that requires immediate action from League City residents—such as an evacuation, boil water notice, or shelter-in-place order—the City will issue a SwiftReach notification via text or automated call. In order to receive an emergency notification, you must sign up and provide your information at the SwiftReach registration webpage. SwiftReach alerts are only used during emergency situations that require immediate resident action.
The National Weather Service (NWS) is also a credible source to get the latest updates and information on storms and hurricanes. Did you know the NWS regional office is located right here in League City? Check out the NWS website and NWS Twitter page.