Hurricane Preparation Checklist

The traditional hurricane season is June 1 through November 30. It is time to make a plan and be ready. Here are a few resources for this year’s Hurricane Preparedness Week:

  • Know your risk – Hurricanes are not just a coastal problem. Impacts from wind and water can be felt many miles inland. Significant impacts can also occur regardless of the storm’s strength.
    • Consider your threats: Storm surges, flooding from heavy rain, strong winds, tornadoes, rip currents
    • Determine if you live in a flood-prone area
    • Find out if you live in an evacuation zone
  • Avoid having to rush through potentially life-saving preparations by getting your disaster supplies now. Supplies may not be available just before a storm arrives. Get an insurance review early, as flood insurance requires a 30-day waiting period.
    • Develop an evacuation plan
    • Assemble disaster supplies: food, water, batteries, charger, radio, cash
    • Get an insurance checkup and document your possessions
    • Create a communication plan with a hand-written list of contacts
    • Strengthen your home
  • Understand forecast information before a storm. This can tell you a lot about what is expected, including the storm’s path, rainfall amounts, wind speeds and more. Most importantly, it lets you and your family know what actions to take to prepare, monitor, shelter or evacuate. Visit for more information.
    • Rely on forecasts from your local National Weather Service office
    • Know your alerts and the difference between Watch and Warning
    • Focus on potential impacts, regardless of storm size and category
    • Know that deadly hazards occur well outside of the Forecast Cone
  • Know what to do during a storm. Whether you’ve evacuated or are sheltering in place, know what to expect from the hazards you may face. Remain vigilant, stay up-to-date with the latest forecasts and alerts, and continue to listen to local officials.
    • Protect your hone: Cover windows, secure doors and loose items
    • Determine sheltering options and consider your pets
    • Ready you go-bag, meds and supplies, charge phones, fill up/charge vehicle
    • Help your neighbors, especially the elderly and other vulnerable people
    • Follow evacuation orders if given
  • A key part of hurricane preparedness is understanding the dangers that remain well after a storm. This is not the time to put your guard down. Nearly half of hurricane fatalities occur after the storm.
    • Use caution after storms: If evacuated, only return home when directed it is safe to do so
    • Remain vigilant, as hazards remain: Heat, downed powerlines, floodwaters, etc.
    • Clean up safely: Don’t push yourself and check on neighbors
    • Only use generators outdoors, 20+ feet from your house
    • Prepare for the likelihood that help and communications may not be available
  • Do not wait to take action! Start preparing today!
    • Determine your risks from water and wind
    • Begin preparing now, before a storm
    • Learn how to understand hurricane forecasts and alerts
    • Learn what to do before, during and after a storm

Water Service Will Be Temporarily Interrupted

Inframark will be working in your neighborhood to clean the water mains. This cleaning is necessary due to the build up of scale and mineral deposits over time.

The water mains which provide service to your home are scheduled to be cleaned between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:00 pm. Water service to your home will beinterrupted during this period on the following day:

  • Wednesday, May 24th: Canyon Gate Section 3

Air Scouring

Inframark uses a system called “Air Scouring” to clean the water mains. This system is faster and results in less disruption than other methods. We close the valves at either end of a section of the water main, then attach an air supply hose to a fire hydrant at one end of the closed-off section and open another hydrant at the other end. Clean, high-volume air is pumped into the hydrant, which agitates the water and loosens the mineral scale. This material, in turn, acts as a scouring agent and further cleans the pipe. We open the water supply valve just a bit to keep the process going, and before you know it, the open hydrant begins spewing out the rusty scale and deposits. The hydrant is running clear water in a very short time, and our work is done.

You can help, too!

We know that your water service is essential and we’re sorry for the inconvenience. We still need your help in finishing the job. We turn every meter off during this process to reduce the possibility of debris entering your house line; however, you’ll probably find some of the residue has been forced into the service line of your meter. You should open an outside faucet and flush this material out of your house plumbing. This should only take a couple of minutes. Opening inside sink faucets could cause the debris to clog your sink aerators. Also, opening hot water faucets could cause debris to deposit into your water heater. In some instances, the water may appear “milky” in color. This is due to air still being present in the water. This condition should also clear very quickly. Again, thank you for your help!

Suggestions to Follow:

Please follow these suggestions to ensure safe and trouble-free water service during Air Scouring:

  • If you have a medical reason which a water outage will conflict with, please contact our office at 281-398-8211 as soon as possible to reschedule the cleaning. If you have an emergency during the period of cleaning, Inframark personnel will be present on the streets where the process is in use.
  • Flush your water system from an outside faucet after the completion time listed above. The water will be discolored for several minutes during this operation. Air may still be present and will cause your plumbing to vibrate and the water to appear “milky” in color. Continueto flush until you have clear water.
Contact Us:

If you have any questions concerning the process, please contact the local Inframark office at 281-398-8211. Thank you for your assistance in the cleaning of your water system.