First Named Storm Arthur Forms in Open Atlantic, No Threat to Texas

What is the danger?

Tropical Storm Arthur is the first named storm of 2020, but poses no threat to Texas. Arthur comes just weeks before the start of the 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season on June 1. The storm is currently located over the open Atlantic and is expected to dissipate by mid-week.

What you should do:

  • While Tropical Storm Arthur will not impact Texas, we are ramping up to the start of Hurricane Season.
  • All residents should GET A KITMAKE A PLAN and STAY INFORMED on tropical weather.


  • Check your hurricane preparedness kit.
  • Start picking up items you need now, before Hurricane Season starts.
  • Do not forget about items for pets, babies and those with special medical needs.


  • Review your family’s emergency plan, including what you will do if you stay or if you evacuate.
    • Remember to take into account that social distancing is still needed for COVID-19.
  • If you live in an evacuation zone (Zip Zone) and will need assistance evacuating for a storm that threatens our region, now is the time to call 2-1-1 or go online to register for assistance.


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