Weather and Disaster Information

The ջ provides a number of resources for school districts affected by extreme weather, natural disasters, or man-made disasters.These resources include and information for students displaced by disaster.

February 2021 Inclement Winter Weather

In response to the February 2021 inclement weather, ջ has produced information for school districts and charter schools to support planning and instruction.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Support and Guidance

The ջ (ջ) continues to work with the Office of the Governor,Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) and the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) to coordinate and plan the state’s response to COVID-19. Visit the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Support and Guidance page for more information.

Hurricane Support

ջ has been working with the Texas School Safety Center (TxSSC) to develop a hurricane guide for superintendents or their designees which are typically high-level school administrators. This guide provides a checklist of tasks that school districts should accomplish in order to meet standard protocols for hurricane/severe weather prevention, mitigation, preparedness, recovery and response efforts. The latest version of this high-level guide can be found at the below link. If you have any questions, please submit those to the ջ Safe and Supportive Schools Program team atschoolsafety@tea.texas.govor to the TxSSC at this.

Hurricane Quick Reference Guide for School Administrators

Frequently Asked Questions

A web page called Dealing With Disaster: Frequently Asked Questions provides information about education services available to students who are displaced by a disaster.

Additional Resources

Other agencies also provide additional services or information to Texans to help them prepare for or deal with disasters.


The Texas School Safety Center at Texas State University serves as a central location for school safety information and provides schools with research, training, and technical assistance to reduce youth violence and promote safety in Texas.


This website is CDC’s primary source of information and resources for preparing for and responding to public health emergencies.


The Emergency Alert System (EAS) is a national public warning system through whichthe President of the United Statescan address the public during a national emergency. The system also may be used by state and local authorities to deliver important emergency information such as AMBER alerts and weather information targeted to a specific area.


FEMA is the agency of the federalgovernment tasked with disaster preparation and mitigation, survivor assistance, and responseand recovery.


The state's official homeland security website provides information about emergencies in Texas.


The U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security website provides information onvariousnational security areas,law enforcement issues, civil rights and civil liberties, citizenship and immigration, and disasters.


A list of all NOAAWeather Radio (NWR) stations in Texas is provided here. The NWR is a nationwide network of radio stationsthat broadcast National Weather Service warnings, watches, forecasts, and other hazard information 24 hours a day.


A U.S. Department of Education (USDE) website provides informationto helpschool leaders plan for any emergency, including natural disasters, violent incidents, and terrorist acts.


This FEMA-sponsored websitefeatures emergency preparedness resources, including special information for pet owners, senior citizens, and individuals with disabilities and special needs. Ready.gov also provides increased state and local information; you can learn about the types of emergencies most likely to occur in your area and the plans that have been established to deal with these emergencies.

Other Information

Information on Hurricane Harvey Resources