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.
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.
For Galveston County homeowners, purchasing windstorm insurance provides a safety net against potential damage sustained to their property during hurricane season.