What is the danger?
The National Hurricane Center is monitoring a tropical disturbance in the Caribbean that is expected to move into the Gulf of Mexico later this week. Currently, it has a 40 percent chance of developing into a tropical depression or Tropical Storm “Alberto” over the next five days. There is low concern to our area, but everyone should monitor the weather over the Memorial Day weekend in case anything changes.
What you need to do:
The Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management (HCOHSEM) reminds residents that although hurricane season does not officially begin until June 1, tropical storms occasionally form before then.
The time to prepare for the upcoming Hurricane season is now. Everyone should have an emergency supply kit with enough non-perishable food and water to last several days. Click here for the Emergency Essentials Kit checklist and get started today. Go to www.readyharris.org for information about the threats Harris County residents face every day and tips on how to prepare your home and family. HCOHSEM’s ReadyHarris mobile app puts the power to build a personalized preparedness plan in the palm of your hand. The free app is available for both Apple and Android devices.
Where you can learn more:
- Tropical Forecast: National Hurricane Center
- Hurricane Safety: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
- Local Forecast: National Weather Service Houston/Galveston