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Do You Know Your Hurricane Threat?

Storm Risk CalculatorFollowing hurricanes Rita and Ike, the City of Houston and Rice University developed the Storm Risk Calculator to help Houston residents have a better understanding of the threat they might face from the various effects of hurricanes and tropical storms. The calculator is aimed at helping Houstonians make informed decisions about evacuating prior to or after a hurricane.

The calculator shows threat levels throughout the city in an easy-to-understand, color-coded map.

Put in a Houston address at http://risk.rtsnets.com and find out the risk level for:

  • Flooding from rainfall
  • Power outages
  • Storm surge
  • Wind damage

This hurricane season, Houstonians are encouraged to develop their emergency plans based on the threats for the area in which they live. Only those residents who live in an area with risk of storm surge should plan to evacuate before a storm. Those with no risk of storm surge are encouraged to plan to shelter-in-place during a hurricane or tropical storm impact, and evacuate after. For more information on how to develop an emergency plan, visit the Office of Emergency Management website at http://www.houstonoem.net as well as http://www.readyhoustontx.gov.

Last Updated on Monday, 11 June 2012 09:56  

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