Weather

27th Named Tropical Storm Zeta Forms

What is the danger? Tropical Storm Zeta has formed southeast of the Yucatan Peninsula. Zeta is the 27th named storm of the 2020 Hurricane Season. According to the National Hurricane Center, Zeta is currently moving northwest as it approaches the Gulf of Mexico. At this time, it is unlikely that Zeta will impact Texas, but residents should monitor for changes to the forecast throughout the week. What you should do: Hurricane Season does not end until […]

Tropical Storm Gamma Forms in Southern Gulf of Mexico

What is the danger? Tropical Storm Gamma, the 24th named storm of 2020, has formed in the Gulf of Mexico. According to the National Hurricane Center Gamma is currently moving north-northwest and will bring heavy rainfall across the Yucatan Peninsula. It is unlikely that Gamma will have any impact to Texas.   What you should do: MAKE A PLAN Review your family’s emergency plan, including what you will do if you stay or if you evacuate.  […]

Harvey households with FEMA group flood insurance policies: Buy standard policy by Oct. 24

Lack of coverage may affect eligibility for future disaster assistance AUSTIN, Texas – Approximately 6,690 Hurricane Harvey survivors have been notified that their Group Flood Insurance Policy (GFIP) will expire Oct. 24. These three-year policies end soon, so policyholders must plan now to switch to a standard flood insurance policy to ensure continuous flood insurance coverage. Following the devastating disasters and hurricane season of 2017, FEMA purchased GFIP policies for thousands of disaster survivors whose homes were flooded. Part […]

Stay Home during Tropical Storm Beta (Tuesday, 8:30 a.m.)

Residents are urged to continue taking protective measures to ensure their safety. As many roadways remain flooded, the smart choice is to avoid driving unless absolutely necessary. Likewise, if your home has taken in water, STAY WHERE YOU ARE. You are far safer at home than trying to walk though flooded roads or open spaces. Once darkness falls, it will be impossible to see danger from deep water, wildlife, and debris. Call 9-1-1 only if […]

Prepare for Tropical Storm Beta (Monday, 1:00 p.m.)

September 21, 2020 Harris County residents should prepare for potential tropical weather impacts through Wednesday. According to the National Hurricane Center, Tropical Storm Beta continues to move toward a landfall in southeast Texas later today. The National Weather Service has issued a Tropical Storm Warning and Storm Surge Warning for Harris County. Additional watches and warnings are likely to be issued as the storm moves closer. Based on this forecast, heavy rain and flooding, as well as high […]

Prepare for Tropical Storm Beta (Sunday, 10:00 a.m.)

Harris County residents should prepare for potential tropical weather impacts beginning today. According to the National Hurricane Center, Tropical Storm Beta continues to move toward a landfall in southeast Texas by early Tuesday morning. The National Weather Service has issued a Tropical Storm Warning for Harris County. A Storm Surge Warning is also in effect for Harris County. Additional watches and warnings are likely to be issued as the forecast solidifies. Based on this forecast, heavy rain and […]

Tropical Storm Beta Forms in Gulf of Mexico

What is the danger?Tropical Storm Beta, the 23rd named storm of 2020, has formed in the Bay of Campeche near Mexico. Tropical Storm Wilfred and Tropical Storm Alpha also both formed today, but pose no threat to Texas. According to the National Hurricane Center (NHC), Beta is expected to strengthen into a hurricane while moving over the gulf over the next few days. It is too early to determine exactly where Beta will make landfall and […]

21st Named Storm Wilfred Forms, No Threat to Texas

What is the danger? Tropical Storm Wilfred, the 21st named storm of 2020, has formed in the Atlantic Ocean. Wilfred poses no threat to Texas. According to the National Hurricane Center, Wilfred is currently moving west-northwest and is expected to weaken and dissipate by early next week. Tropical Depression 22 is currently located in the Bay of Campeche near Mexico and is expected to become Tropical Storm Alpha later today or tomorrow.   What you should do: […]

Tropical Storms Teddy and Vicky Form, No Threat to Texas

September 14, 2020 What is the danger? Tropical Storm Teddy, the 19th named storm of 2020, and Tropical Storm Vicky, the 20th storm, have formed in the Atlantic Ocean. Teddy and Vicky pose no threat to Texas. Teddy is currently moving west-northwest, according to the National Hurricane Center (NHC), and is expected to increase to hurricane strength in the next few days. Vicky is currently moving northwest, and is expected to degenerate by Thursday. TROPICAL STORM […]

Excessive Heat Warning Issued for Harris County Until 8 p.m.

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued an Excessive Heat Warning for Harris County until to 8 p.m. today. Dangerously hot conditions with heat index values of 113 to 117 degrees will be possible. Extreme heat and humidity will increase the chance of heat-related illness and everyone should take precautions to avoid exhaustion. What you should do: STAY COOL! Keep your body temperature cool to avoid heat-related illness. Always remember to LOOK BEFORE YOU LOCK for children and pets […]