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The Galveston County Daily News: Hitchcock

May 28, 2016

Hitchcock

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It's time to make a hurricane plan

The official start of the Atlantic hurricane season is June 1.

  • icon Posted: May 27

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Friday 05/27/2016
As Ike's terror fades, officials fear complacency
Posted: May 27, 2016

While June 1 brings another hurricane season, Galveston County still carries scars left by the storms of the past. Some — shrunken coastlines, empty spaces where beach houses once stood — are plainly visible, even years later. Others are visions only in the memories of those who made it through previous storms.

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How hurricanes form, this season's forecast
Posted: May 27, 2016

The 1900 Storm and Hurricane Ike in 2008 both formed hundreds of miles away near the Cape Verde islands of West Africa. Traveling more than 4,000 miles, the storms gathered momentum before pounding the Texas coast.

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Weather forecast models have come a long way
Posted: May 27, 2016

We have all seen them. A heavy rain event looms, and weather forecasters discuss how much precipitation is anticipated by various forecast models. A hurricane is approaching the Gulf of Mexico, and there is talk of where various models suggest the storm may head.

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The deadliest and costliest hurricanes in U.S. history
Posted: May 27, 2016

For many residents, memories of the destruction during Hurricane Ike in 2008 remain. But sociologists estimate people only remember the worst effects of a hurricane for about seven years, according to the National Weather Service. Here’s a list of the deadliest and costliest hurricanes in U.S. history.

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Complacency: A major barrier to storm preparedness
Posted: May 27, 2016

A few years before Hurricane Ike brought its devastating surge, I was talking to a sales clerk on The Strand. The young man, who had recently moved to the island, stated that he could hardly wait to experience a hurricane.

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County, cities provide wealth of hurricane information
Posted: May 27, 2016

Your own city government is one of the best places to get information.

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Preparation key for those who need assistance with hurricane evacuation
Posted: May 27, 2016

As hurricane season approaches, preparing for evacuation remains vital for all in the gulf region, but especially for those in need of assistance such as seniors and those with disabilities.

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Being financially prepared for a hurricane
Posted: May 27, 2016

A major hurricane can cause a lot of pain and damage, and part of being ready to recover is to have your finances in order.

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Hurricane preparedness for your car
Posted: May 27, 2016

When inclement weather strikes, your automobile can be an important tool for survival.

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