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TxDOT Hurricane, Storm, Emergency and Donation info

August 30, 2017

! DONATE DIRECTLY, rather than through a ‘Fundraiser’ !

Donate to: (Houston) (Corpus Christi) (Galveston County)

Excellent list:  found via @ChelseaClinton on Twitter

Here is an example of a ‘Fundraiser’ on Facebook which keeps 5.75% fee.
“Fundraiser for Houston Food Bank by Stephan Dumothier”

Watch out for and avoid Facebook Donate Invites !

Jim Coupal said, “I donated but am not too happy about the 5.75% fee – I think I’d rather just donate directly to the food bank”. (links above)


* Official Sources of Flood, Storm and Emergency information *

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.

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.

Statewide Highway Conditions
or call toll free (800) 452-9292

National Hurricane Center

Use these official flood guages to check travel routes.

Another page that might be useful:


Please review this list of tips :

+ Call 911 only if you need them, not for info
+ Elderly or disabled who need evacuation assistance, please call 2-1-1
+ This is a survival event for the greater Houston area and many more
+ Do NOT move into your attic when water rises, move to roof if needed
+ If you don’t have a life-jackets, find something now to help you float
+ As long as you have house electric, keep your phone charging
+ If you have multiple devices, conserve batteries, use only one device
+ Keep spare devices off and charging
+ Add emergency numbers (see above) in your device contacts
+ Stay focused, prepared, find escape route(s) … links above
+ Conserve drinkable water and durable sealed food
+ Stay at least 50 ft away from power lines
+ Anticipate, spot and avoid submerged obstacles and hazards
+ Ask for rescue and share your location if you need to. Just do it.

+ Send ‘Still Ok’ or something to keep worried love ones informed
+ Share your location with someone safe & dry
+ Minimize watching scary and battery burning video (imo)
+ If your battery runs down, try to let someone know before you loose it
+ Ask safe & dry friends or family to do research and send updates

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* Always, grammar and spelling corrections are appreciated.