As the 2022 hurricane season begins, Galveston College wants to ensure that all college community members are prepared for possible weather events. It is important to be prepared in case severe weather moves into our area with limited notice. Please take a few minutes today to ensure you have a plan in place and gather items necessary for your family, home and pets.

Preparedness Tips:

Stock your home with supplies that may be needed during a severe weather emergency. At a minimum, these supplies should include

• Several clean containers for water, large enough for a 3-5 day supply of water (about five gallons for each person)

• A 3-5 day supply of non-perishable food

• A first-aid kit and manual

• A battery-powered radio, flashlights and extra batteries

• Sleeping bags or extra blankets (at least 1 per person)

• Water-purifying supplies, such as chlorine or iodine tablets or unscented, ordinary household chlorine bleach

• Prescription medicines and special medical needs

• Non-prescription medicines, such as pain relievers, anti-diarrhea medication, antacids or laxatives

• Baby food and/or prepared formula, diapers and other baby supplies

• Disposable cleaning cloths, such as “baby wipes,” for the whole family to use in case bathing facilities are not available

• Personal hygiene supplies, such as body soap, toothpaste, etc.

• Cloth face coverings (for everyone ages 2 and above), soap, hand sanitizer, disinfecting wipes to disinfect surfaces

• Prescription eyeglasses and contact lens solution

• Infant formula, bottles, diapers, wipes and diaper rash cream

• Pet food and extra water for your pet

• Cash or traveler's checks

• Important family documents such as copies of insurance policies, identification and bank account records saved electronically or in a waterproof, portable container

• Complete change of clothing appropriate for your climate and sturdy shoes

• Fire extinguisher

• Matches in a waterproof container

• Feminine supplies and personal hygiene items

• Mess kits, paper cups, plates, paper towels and plastic utensils

• Paper and pencil

• Books, games, puzzles or other activities for children

• An emergency kit for your car with food, flares, booster cables, maps, tools, a first-aid kit, fire extinguisher, sleeping bags, etc.


The following sites are also important to severe weather preparedness: