Hazards & Threats

The City of Baytown is susceptible to various natural, human-caused, and technological hazards and threats. This webpage provides information to learn about these hazards and ways to prepare for all types of disasters and catastrophic incidents. 

Storm Ready

The City of Baytown is designated by the National Weather Service as a Storm Ready Community. The City of Baytown implemented the following planning, education, and awareness programs to achieve this designation:

  • Established a 24-hour warning point and emergency operations center
  • Have more than one way to receive severe weather warnings and forecasts and to alert the public
  • Create a system that monitors weather conditions locally
  • Promote the importance of public readiness through community seminars
  • Develop a formal severe weather plan, which includes training severe weather spotters and holding emergency exercises.
  • Get prepared by reviewing this weather safety information.