IIAT will help any member agency affected by a catastrophe, whether it affects one or 100 agencies anywhere in the state. The Agency Catastrophe Planning Guide will help agents prepare for and respond to all kinds of disasters.
Coastal agents may face simultaneous agency and customer damages, with impaired communications and services for weeks or sometimes months. When a hurricane strikes, IIAT is ready to respond with recovery operations, to the extent possible, and to organize other agents volunteering to assist. Find details of this plan in the first chapter of the Agency Catastrophe Planning Guide. Agents who wish to be a part of the recovery effort can volunteer to offer assistance.
Coastal Catastrophe Zones
If your agency is in one of these zones, use the Catastrophe Response Agency Contact Information form to report your emergency contact information to IIAT now. IIAT will attempt to contact you (after a storm affects your area) to assist you with agency recovery.
Zone 1 – Cameron, Willacy, Kenedy, Brooks, Hidalgo, Starr, Jim Hogg
Zone 2 – Kleberg, Jim Wells, Nueces, San Patricio, Live Oak, Bee, Goliad, Karnes, Aransas, Refugio
Zone 3 – Calhoun, Victoria, DeWitt, Lavaca, Jackson, Matagorda, Wharton, Colorado, Austin, Fort Bend, Brazoria
Zone 4 – Harris, Waller, Washington, Liberty, San Jacinto, Brazos, Grimes, Montgomery, Madison, Walker
Zone 5 – Chambers, Galveston
Zone 6 – Jefferson, Orange, Hardin, Newton, Jasper, Tyler, Polk, Trinity, Angelina, San Augustine, Sabine
Planning for disaster
During the storm
- Answering customer coverage questions
- Storm tracking web sites
- Internet resources
After the storm