The Galveston Park Board of Trustees plans to ask the city for another round of funding for its ongoing efforts to build, and maintain, new beaches in on the island.
Clear Springs quarterback Will McBride threw for 248 yards and four touchdowns to lead the Chargers to their seventh consecutive win in a 44-28 triumph over the Clear Brook Wolverines.
Tips on creating a disaster plan with your family and making emergency preparations.
In the past few decades scientists and researchers studying hurricanes have used many tools to better understand these storms and their risks.
Internet-savvy residents will have access to more news social media and a rapidly growing list of mobile resources during future storms.
It’s necessary to have the right clothing during the oppressively muggy days after a storm when power is out and cool breezes are scarce.
Structural upgrades to older homes can protect against hurricane destruction and prevent the most common types of windstorm damage experts say.
Homeowners can take simple steps to protect their property and assets from becoming a casualty of a storm.
The risk of flooding in Galveston is much greater than the risk from large intense hurricanes alone.
It is important that residents prepare for evacuation flooding and many other hurricane-related consequences that could impact the area.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers tips on staying healthy after a hurricane including preventing illness and cleaning up.
The county and most of the cities in Galveston County now have the Blackboard Connect alert system to provide community-specific updates to residents.
One of the biggest lessons learned from Hurricane Ike was that Saffir-Simpson scale was inadequate and didn’t tell the entire story.
There are new technologies available to residents that can help Galveston County’s homeowners and businesses be better prepared for the next big storm.
After a hurricane keep up with what's happening in Galveston County by following The Daily News on your computer or cell phone.
It's important to have a printed list of phone numbers during a hurricane in case your cell phone goes dead.
it is important that residents prepare for evacuation flooding and many other hurricane-related consequences that could impact the area.
Looking at it over the long haul how likely is it that Galveston County will see a second consecutive year free of storms?
Kemah will follow the Galveston County evacuation plan if the county judge calls an evacuation but Seabrook has three options if Harris County evacuates.
As the Houston-Galveston area's chief meteorologist for 15 years Bill Read has firsthand knowledge of the quirks and challenges of Southeast Texas weather.
One of the biggest lessons learned from Hurricane Ike was the importance of safely evacuating with your pets before the storm.
One major consideration if you decide to stay during a hurricane this year will be your need for effective communication from the outside world.
Emergency management officials have tweaked the county's hurricane evacuation and re-entry plan.
Since Hurricane Ike one idea for rebuilding devastated homes is to use construction methods that meet high energy and wind-resistance standards.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention adults really only need two or three shots to keep them safe.
If you plan to ride out a storm prepare to take care of cuts scrapes and bruises on your own.
Over-the-air television switches to a digital signal in mid-June making older-model portable or battery-operated TVs useless.
When creating a disaster plan for your family in the event of a hurricane make sure it includes your pets.
To avoid eating all of your meals out of hermetically sealed plastic pouches stock your storm pantry with the following items.
One of the biggest lessons from Hurricane Ike was that the Saffir-Simpson scale can't be used to adequately gauge risk.
Galveston County mayors emergency management officials and county leaders weigh when to call for evacuations.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offer tips to avoid illness after a disaster.
WASHINGTON — Federal disaster officials said they are redoubling efforts to close gaps in their 2009 hurricane preparedness plans.
When a hurricane strikes you will want to have the right gear and appropriate clothing on hand in the storm's aftermath.
A power inverter allows you to charge low energy-using devices like laptops and cell phones in your car.
The Federal Alliance for Safe Homes recommends ways to retrofit older homes to better withstand hurricanes.
WASHINGTON — Forecasters predicted nine to 14 named tropical storms and four to seven hurricanes would strike the United States this year.
Get information during a hurricane and its aftermath with The Daily News in print online on TV the radio and your mobile phone.
After Hurricane Ike struck roads were littered with nails wood screws springs and other things that can puncture tires.
To have a supply of water if a hurricane strikes invest in something like a WaterBOB a big plastic bladder that fits in the bathtub.
During a hurricane when finding a place to charge up can be a problem you need a printed list of important phone numbers.
After Hurricane Ike conditions were unsanitary and officials feared an outbreak of disease normally only found in undeveloped countries.
Garry Kaufman a member of the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association board answers questions about hurricanes and insurance policies.
The Galveston County Emergency Management Office offers tips for creating a family disaster plan.
Having a reliable generator can help you stay cool calm and connected if the power goes out for an extended period.
Plan ahead for an evacuation so that when a hurricane strikes you're ready at a moment's notice.
Now is the time to prepare your plans in case a hurricane threatens.
The best way to protect your home from a hurricane is to seal off all the doors and windows from damaging winds experts say.
One of the most difficult tasks after a hurricane is assessing whether the wind or water caused the damage.
Having a family emergency plan for the hurricane season is essential to your family’s safety experts say.
How quickly Galveston County residents are allowed to return home after a hurricane evacuation depends on the severity of damage.
GALVESTON — Local leaders want to assure residents they will be ready to coordinate the evacuation and batten down the hatches if a hurricane threatens.
Taking your pets along during an evacuation is one of the best things you can do for animals during a hurricane.
When the next hurricane targets Galveston County authorities hope an evacuation plan by ZIP codes will ensure a timely retreat.
Structural upgrades to older homes can protect against hurricane destruction and prevent the most common types of windstorm damage.
People who are evacuating for a hurricane can head toward cities designated as shelter hubs if they need a place to go.
Experts advise checking emergency equipment and preparing family vehicles for hurricane season.
GALVESTON — If a hurricane threatens the region county residents will evacuate from areas designated by ZIP code rather than by tidal surge zone.
Meteorologist Joe Bastardi worries about Galveston. He can generally spot trouble coming for the American East Coast. But in the Gulf it’s a different story.