Preparedness Information

Prepare your home to help protect it and the drainage system from the strong winds that come with hurricanes and potential flooding.

  • Do not put your garbage out on the curb for collection until AFTER a storm to keep debris from blowing down the street, into the storm sewer system and the detention ponds.
  • Clear any debris from storm drains prior to the storm.
  • Secure or remove anything in your yard that can become a projectile and smash through windows. Items include:
    • garbage cans
    • lawn furniture
    • grills
    • decorations, planters, hanging baskets, bird feeders and wind chimes.
  • Secure heavy objects that cannot be brought inside, such as grills or propane tanks.
  • Trim tree branches away from house. Prune dead branches that are weak enough to break off when the wind picks up. Be sure to bundle them up to keep them from blowing into the storm sewer drains.
  • Reinforce windows and doors with plywood, if possible.
  • Bring all animals and pets indoors. Do not leave dogs tied up in the yard.

YES! to Census 2020

We need your HELP! The 2020 Census is still happening and only a little over 50% of residents in Harris County have filled out their questionnaires.  This means that millions in federal funding for our local community are at stake.  Ensure our community has the resources we need by completing your household’s Census today.  It’s easy, quick, safe, and strictly confidential.

Call the US Census to fill out your survey:

  • 1-844-330-2020 (English)
  • 1-844-468-2020 (Spanish)

Or complete it online:


Disposal of Household Hazardous Materials

Please observe laws regarding disposal of household hazardous materials (“HHM”)!

There have been recent incidents in which District residents are disposing of motor oil with regular garbage. Doing so is illegal and you will be ticketed and/or arrested and will be responsible for ALL clean-up costs.

HHW can be taken to: Harris County HHW Collection at 6900 Hahl Road, Houston, Texas 77040. Check with your local auto parts store regarding their motor oil recycling services.