May 9-15, 2021 is National Hurricane Preparedness Week. This week is dedicated to informing, preparing, and planning for disastrous weather this hurricane season.

Rain, wind, and water can happen anywhere, not just on the coast, so it’s keen to start preparing as soon as possible. It is important to consider how COVID-19 might affect your preparation plans. Make sure everyone in your house knows and understands the emergency plan, including any Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines.

Review the CDC’s guidelines for “Going to a Public Disaster Shelter During the COVID-19 Pandemic.” 

While keeping your family safe and protecting your home is on top of the list, it is also important to safeguard important documents because you may need them in the recovery process. 

A major disaster can cause problems for months, even years, after it hits. Lone Star Legal Aid has extensive experience helping families in our service area and relocated to our service area in an evacuation following a major disaster. This Hurricane Preparedness Week, Lone Star Legal Aid will feature its Disaster Relief Unit on it weekly Friday Law Talk series on May 7, 2021, at 3 PM at

Tip Sheets

More Information

View our video presentation below.

If you or a loved one are in need assistance securing public benefits, you can apply for free legal services by calling 1-800-733-8394 or by visiting our website at

For more resources, visit the Texas Crime Victim Legal Assistance Network.

Lone Star Legal Aid is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit law firm focused on advocacy on behalf of low-income and underserved populations. Lone Star Legal Aid serves the millions of people at 125% of federal poverty guidelines that reside in 72 counties in the eastern and Gulf Coast regions of Texas, and 4 counties of southwest Arkansas. Lone Star Legal Aid focuses its resources on maintaining, enhancing, and protecting income and economic stability; preserving housing; improving outcomes for children; establishing and sustaining family safety and stability, health and well‐being; and assisting populations with special vulnerabilities, like those who have disabilities, or who are elderly, homeless, or have limited English language skills. To learn more about Lone Star Legal Aid, visit our website at

Media Contact: