Need-A-Ride Program

Hurricane Evacuation Transportation Service


Do you Need-A-Ride in the event of a hurricane evacuation?

In the event of a hurricane, this service provides Galveston residents that do not have reliable transportation off Galveston Island with a ride to safety.  

If you do not have reliable transportation, it is strongly encouraged and recommended that you register for the Need-A-Ride program.  Please contact the program administrator at (409) 797-3701 or you may complete this form.

Hurricane evacuation shelters are provided f o r public use in the event a hurricane evacuation becomes necessary and if you have no other place to go. It is recommended that other arrangements be made with a friend or relative that lives in a well-constructed home, out of the evacuation area, and properly protected to withstand hurricane force winds. You will probably b e more comfortable in a less crowded environment among your friends. Remember, alcohol, weapons and pets are not permitted in public shelters.

Buildings used for evacuation shelters are normally public schools that are staffed by Red Cross volunteers. Shelters are always crowded, usually uncomfortable, with long lines to use restrooms and get food, and very noisy making it difficult to rest or sleep. Keep in mind that you may have to stay in the shelter for several days.

If you go on a bus from the City to a public shelter, please bring the following items:

  • A change of clothing
  • Sturdy shoes
  • Toiletries and personal items
  • 2 blankets and a pillow or sleeping bags
  • Identification and any important papers
  • Games or toys for children; books for adults
  • Any special dietary needs foods as well as non-perishable foods for snacks • Battery operated radio
  • Flashlights and spare batteries
  • Special items for infants or elderly family members
  • Prescription medications in the proper containers
  • Over-the-counter medication you normally take

Complete and return to:
Attn: Megan Pierce Parks and Recreation
2222 28th Street Galveston, TX 77550
Fax: (409) 877-1553