Gulf Coast residents who have specialized health care needs, including those who are disabled or have other limiting medical problems can register in advance with the State of Texas for special assistance by calling 2-1-1. This must be done in advance of any storm that happens to pop up in the Gulf. The State will make special arrangements when you register to make sure you have the proper medical care available to you in case of an evacuation. If you don't have family or friends that can assist you in being able to meet special medical care needs, the State will provide the necessary assitance for you. You must register in advance of any storm to get this benefit!
Similar assistance is also available for those who lack the necessary transportation to evacuate in the case of a hurricane, you only need to dial 2-1-1 in advance and register for emergency transportation.
You can also dial 2-1-1 and get evacuation zone information for your area of the state.
For more information about these emergency services you can visit the Governor's Division of Emergency Management website:
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