Is the STEAR only for use during hurricanes ?
While the STEAR was developed initially for hurricane response, the information you provide can help the city locate and help provide evacuation assistance during a variety of types of disaster, including chemical releases, floods, and other incidents where you may need to evacuate your home.

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1. Who should register with State of Texas Emergency Assistance Registry (STEAR)?
2. Is the STEAR only for use during hurricanes ?
3. Does registration with STEAR guarantee that I will be evacuated in a hurricane?
4. If I don't live in a mandatory evacuation area, do I still need to register?
5. I don't feel comfortable entering my information online, how else can I register?
6. What happens once I submit my form?
7. How long does the City of Houston keep this information on file? What if I move?
8. Can a STEAR Form be filled out for someone else?
9. Do I have to fill one out for each individual in the home?
10. I've been ordered to evacuate but no one has contacted me? What should I do?