HOUSTON, Texas (June 4, 2018) –– In the aftermath of Harvey, the arrival of hurricane season is undoubtedly stoking some trepidation from Houstonians still reeling from last year’s unprecedented storm, but there’s no reason to panic if you have a proper plan in place.
While June 1 marked the official start of Hurricane Season, the Gulf of Mexico has already seen its first named storm, Subtropical Storm Alberto, which made landfall last week on the Florida coast, dumping rain and wreaking havoc across the country.
It’s notoriously difficult to predict how active a hurricane season may be, but forecasters have already warned that the U.S. could expect to see a higher-than-average number of named storms and hurricanes this year.
When Harvey swamped Greater Houston last year – flooding homes and forcing many to flee – many residents who were new to the region hadn’t experienced a storm before and were unprepared for what happened. Even some who had weathered Houston’s hurricanes and floods in the past were caught flat-footed by the extreme, widespread flooding caused by a storm of epic proportions.
Read the full list of the top seven things Memorial Hermann experts say you need to do now to get ready.