Read the annual Hurricane Guide for tips and information about preparing for the season.
The county is attempting to refresh it hurricane preparedness message to get residents to think about their storm plans at the beginning of the season.
The Individual State of Texas Assessment Tool, also known as iSTAT, was created for those affected by hurricanes and other disasters, such as tornadoes and flooding, to report damages that will notify emergency management officials.
The 2022 hurricane season is expected to result in a greater than average number of named storms in the Tropical Atlantic Basin, according to the Tropical Meteorology Project.
Local leaders may call for evacuations earlier, if needed, to account for construction along Interstate 45.
Experts advise people to consider not only hurricanes but the pandemic while making emergency plans. While cases of COVID-19 have decreased in early 2021, the public health emergency isn’t over and there are still extra things to consider during the public health emergency.
The trend of active hurricane seasons over the past 20 years — topped off by last year’s record-breaking 30 named storms— makes comprehensive planning even more essential for residents of coastal areas.
Residents will need to be prepared this year to expect unpredictable storms, make a plan for evacuation and sing up if they need assistance leaving the island.
Your own city government is one of the best places to get information.
Residents need to prepare to go without water and power for days, officials said.
Scientists say global warming is likely to fuel more intense storms with more staying power.
Had anybody asked as recently as March 1 whether the 2020 hurricane season would be far more complex and fraught with uncertainty than any of those in the past, we’d have said no.
Hurricane season is fast approaching. That is not something we look forward to, but as coastal residents, it is something we must plan for. Two distinct challenges face emergency managers, public officials, and all who live in an area likely to be threatened by a tropical storm or hurricane.
While a hurricane announces its presence days in advance, strategic evacuation protocol cannot be overlooked.
It has always been a good idea to know where you’re going to go if the Big One enters the Gulf of Mexico.
People who usually require assistance to evacuate or shelter during a hurricane need to be aware of some changes to the normal procedures.
Preparing to evacuate a hospital when a hurricane is headed toward Galveston County is a daunting task – potentially amplified this hurricane season by the presence of COVID-19.
Preparing for hurricane season during a global pandemic is a new frontier for most of us.
For Galveston County homeowners, purchasing windstorm insurance provides a safety net against potential damage sustained to their property during hurricane season.
One of the most important items needed to survive and recover from a hurricane is information.