Houston summers are often filled with days of extreme heat and high humidity. These conditions slow evaporation and force the body to work extra hard to maintain a normal temperature, making heat a danger. Most heat disorders occur because a person has been overexposed to heat or has over-exercised for his or her age and physical condition. Older adults, young children and those with underlying health conditions are more likely to succumb to extreme heat.
The City of Houston Office of Emergency Management (OEM) urges residents and visitors to avoid Houston roadways during periods of prolonged or intense rainfall.
The State of Texas Emergency Assistance Register (STEAR) provides residents an opportunity to register for assistance in the event of a disaster.