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Weather Related Information

Dear UOS Community:

As we watch the news and think of our friends living in the Carolinas in the path of Hurricane Florence, the UOS Storm Response Committee wanted to remind our community that we also need to be prepared for any storm that might impact our area.

While there is a tropical wave in the Gulf of Mexico that may or may not develop into a tropical storm, it still promises to bring rain to our area over Shabbat. It is a good time to make sure that we have the necessary supplies for any event that could cause us to be isolated or live without power for a protracted time.

A partial list of necessities includes:

Drinking water (1 gallon per person per day) - enough for 7 days
Non-perishable food (dry and canned) - enough for 7 days
Baby formula and food for 7 days
Diapers for 7 days
Manual can opener
Disposable plates, cups and cutlery
Pet food - enough for 7 days
Flashlight or lantern
Batteries for flashlights and radio
Battery operated radio
Required medicines
Alcohol, disinfectant
Hand sanitizer
Paper towels and toilet paper
Garbage bags
Insect repellent, sunscreen
Games, books, puzzles
Get a full list of Emergency Essentials
here .

We encourage you to review or make a family emergency plan - including an emergency communication plan. While we have not been in mandatory evacuation area in the past, you can find all evacuation orders at:
Zip-Zone Evacuation Map .

Be sure to stay informed by listening to your local television and radio news programs. Also, you can find information on the following websites:

Tropical Weather:
National Hurricane Center
Forecasts: National Weather Service Houston-Galveston
Harris County Flood Control District: Flood Warning System

Below are additional resources:
City of Houston Emergency Preparedness Website:
http://readyhouston.wpengine.com/
Harris County Office of Emergency Management Preparedness: http://prepare.readyharris.org/
Harris County OEM Kids Preparedness information: https://www.ready.gov/kids
Harris County OEM Seniors Preparedness information: https://www.ready.gov/seniors

We will strive to keep you updated as the situation warrants.

Remember - if it is raining too hard, do not venture out for services. Various locations in our area tend to flood during heavy rains, and it is often difficult to judge the depth of these flooded areas, especially in the dark. The most important thing is to stay safe.

We wish you a G’mar Chatima Tovah and a Shabbat Shalom!
UOS Storm Response Committee

9.13.2018

Wed, September 19 2018 10 Tishrei 5779