According to the National Weather Service, the 2022 hurricane season started June 1 and ends Nov. 30. The peak threat for Texas is August through September.
It is important to assess how ready you are for a natural disaster, both at your child care operation and home.
Review your emergency preparedness plans. If your location is facing an inclement weather event, be sure to:
- Stay alert to weather reports in your area and heed warnings and evacuations from local officials.
- Be aware of potential power outages.
- Have plenty of water and food supply available.
- Make plans to secure your records.
- Implement your emergency preparedness plans, if necessary.
In the event of evacuation, relocation or any incident that renders your operation or foster home unsafe, notify your inspector or call the Abuse and Neglect Hotline at 800-252-5400.
Use the links below for updated resources to help with your emergency preparedness and disaster planning needs.
After a Declared Disaster:
In the event of a declared disaster, you may receive an email from HHSC asking you to complete an online survey.
You must complete any survey that captures information about a declared disaster. It provides Child Care Regulation, Texas Workforce Commission and the Federal Office of Child Care with critical updates on the status of your operation and requests information on how the disaster has impacted your ability to provide care for children.