The Boulevard

This edition of The Boulevard newsletter is dedicated to hurricane preparedness.  As the City of Bellaire prepares for the 2019 hurricane season, we hope you take action to protect you and your family.  The hurricane season does not historically heat up for Southeast Texas until August or September, so now is the time to prepare!

Get Prepared

Hurricanes Happen—Be Prepared

Be Prepared!  Don’t get caught in a panic. The Atlantic Hurricane season runs from June 1 through November 30 each year.  Hurricanes have heavy rains and winds that can cause damage to your homes and vehicles—even if you don’t live on the coast.  Since Bellaire is not in the surge zone and the choice to evacuate is a very personal decision, be sure your plan includes provisions to stay or leave.  Don't forget pets in your planning strategy. The time to prepare is NOW and not when a storm is in the gulf!

For detailed hurricane preparedness information and to download a complete emergency supply checklist, please go to
https://www.readyharris.org. Also be sure to sign up for PrepareBellaire to receive important information related to weather, emergencies or service related issues. 

PrepareBellaire

Stay Informed

The City of Bellaire will communicate with you in an emergency through many different portals.  These include PrepareBellaire, Notify Me, the City’s website, Facebook, Twitter, Nextdoor, postings at City facilities, phone calls, and door to door communication if necessary.  Please take a few moments to sign up for PrepareBellaire and Notify Me located on the City’s website or follow us on the City’s Facebook, Twitter or Nextdoor accounts. Help us keep you informed in an emergency. 

To sign up for PrepareBellaire and Notify Me go to
https://www.bellairetx.gov.

National Flood Insurance Program

Buy Flood Insurance

The City of Bellaire encourages all residents to purchase flood insurance for their home and business.  This can be done through your insurance agent and the National Flood Insurance Program.   Remember, there is typically a 30 day waiting period before the new policy goes into effect, so don’t delay.  

For
more information about flood insurance visit https://www.floodsmart.gov.

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State of Texas Emergency Assistance Registry (2-1-1)

Do you or anyone you know need some form of assistance during times of an emergency event? The STEAR program is a free registry that provides local emergency planners and emergency responders with additional information on the needs in their community. Bellaire uses the registry information to check on residents with special needs when a hurricane threatens.

To register dial 2-1-1 or visit https://STEAR.dps.texas.gov for more information about the program and who should register.

Floodplain Management in Bellaire

The City of Bellaire is focused on the continued improvement of floodplain management. Locally significant progress is being made on the Bonds for Better Bellaire 2016 Streets and Drainage Projects.  Detailed information on these projects and weekly updates can be found on the city’s website in the Capital Improvement Program section. 

Floodplain management also includes regional collaborations such as the Master Drainage Concept Plan, the Flood Hazard Mitigation Plan, grant applications, community education, and more.  For more information on floodplain management in Bellaire, please visit the City’s website at https://www.bellairetx.gov/1548/Flood-Awareness-Information. 

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