Weather and Disaster Information
The Texas Education Agency provides a number of resources for school districts affected by extreme weather, natural disasters, or man-made disasters. These resources include state waiver applications and information for students displaced by disaster.
February 2021 Inclement Winter Weather
In response to the February 2021 inclement weather, TEA has produced information for school districts and charter schools to support planning and instruction.
- March 4 - TEA Winter Storm Uri Update
- February 25 - Guidance for Students Experiencing Homelessness
- February 26 - Texas County Disaster Declaration as of 2/25/2021
- March 1 - TAA: Disaster Aid Assistance Survey
- March 4 - TDEM: Individual Assistance FAQ
- March 4 - TDEM: iSTAT Flyer for Individuals
- March 4 - TDEM: pSTAT Flyer for School Systems
- March 4 - TEA/TDEM Damage Assessment and Public Assistance Webinar PPT (PDF)
- March 4 - TEA/TDEM Damage Assessment and Public Assistance Webinar Recording
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Support and Guidance
The Texas Education Agency (TEA) 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.
TEA 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 TEA Safe and Supportive Schools Program team at firstname.lastname@example.org or to the TxSSC at this link.
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.
Other agencies also provide additional services or information to Texans to help them prepare for or deal with disasters.
Texas School Safety Center
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.
Center for Disease Control and Prevention: Emergency Preparedness and Response
This website is CDC’s primary source of information and resources for preparing for and responding to public health emergencies.
Emergency Alert System
The Emergency Alert System (EAS) is a national public warning system through which the President of the United States can 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.
Federal Emergency Management Agency
FEMA is the agency of the federal government tasked with disaster preparation and mitigation, survivor assistance, and response and recovery.
Texas Homeland Security
The state's official homeland security website provides information about emergencies in Texas.
US Department of Homeland Security
The U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security website provides information on various national security areas, law enforcement issues, civil rights and civil liberties, citizenship and immigration, and disasters.
NOAA Weather Radio
A list of all NOAA Weather Radio (NWR) stations in Texas is provided here. The NWR is a nationwide network of radio stations that broadcast National Weather Service warnings, watches, forecasts, and other hazard information 24 hours a day.
Office of Safe & Drug Free Schools
A U.S. Department of Education (USDE) website provides information to help school leaders plan for any emergency, including natural disasters, violent incidents, and terrorist acts.
This FEMA-sponsored website features 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.
Information on Hurricane Harvey Resources