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‘Extremely Active’ 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season Comes to an End

November 30th marked the official end of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season, which was one for the record books before it even officially started. The season produced 31 tropical depressions, of which 30 became tropical storms and 13 became hurricanes, including six major hurricanes. In all, 12 tropical cyclones made landfall on United States coastlines. Only Hurricane Hanna and Tropical Storm Beta made landfall in Texas. As the 2020 hurricane season comes to an end, […]

HCOHSEM, MOPD and Deaf Link Create Preparedness and Safety Videos for Deaf and Hard Of Hearing Community

The Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management (HCOHSEM), in collaboration with the Houston Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities (MOPD) and Deaf Link, have developed preparedness and safety videos for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing. The partnership is designed to ensure that the deaf and hard of hearing community has access to preparedness and emergency information via sign language interpreting, with English and Spanish subtitles. These videos are one […]