League City is susceptible to both riverine and coastal flooding, especially in low-lying areas. The city's emergency management department has therefore encouraged residents to prepare now rather than wait for a storm to hit.
First, residents should make a hurricane emergency plan of how they will get in touch with others before, during and after a storm and take photos of important documents and place them in a secure location, according to a city news release.
Second, residents should know their evacuation zone, route and an alternative location to stay in case residents must leave their homes. Pets should be included when planning to evacuate. Evacuation routes can be found at www.ready.gov/evacuation.
Residents can also check insurance coverage by ensuring they have flood insurance in case homes take on water. Residents should also ensure they have insurance that covers damage from high winds. More information can be found at www.fema.gov/national-flood-insurance-program.
Finally, residents should stay connected, according to the release. League City's notification system, SwiftReach, gives access to timely and important information. It allows League City staff to call, text or email all or targeted areas of the city during emergencies. Residents can register at www.leaguecity.com/swiftreach.