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Animals & Disasters People Planning Page

Disaster Planning for People

Texas residents must be prepared for several types of weather related disasters such as:

  • Drought, wildfires
  • Heavy rainfall, severe thunderstorms, and flooding
  • Tropical storms and hurricanes
  • Severe freezing

See our Helpful Links page Disaster Preparedness section which will assist you in developing a Disaster Plan that is right for you and your family.

All pet owners should consider themselves responsible for planning & providing for the needs of their animals in the event of a disaster.  Don't wait.  Disasters can strike at any time. 

The following links discuss special considerations for pet owners for disaster planning.



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Last updated:  November 02, 2011 
Harris County Public Health & Environmental Services
2223 West Loop South
Houston, TX 77027
Tel: (713) 439-6000