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Hurricane Preparedness

The greatest single natural threat to Texas is a Category Five hurricane, the 2005 season saw several storms reach Category Five strength while in the Gulf of Mexico. With that said, hurricane preparedness is a very important for everyone, regardless of location.


Updated Every 15 min.
Courtesy of NOAA

Local Houston/Galveston Radar


EvacSign Brazoria, Harris, and Galveston Evacuation Zip Code Map

Be Prepared

Texas Governor's Office of Emergency Management Information

News Release: Learn the Dangers
News Release: Emergency Preparedness Supplies
News Release: Wind Speeds and Damage
News Release: Inland Flooding

Hurricane: Know the Terms

Links of Interest

American Red Cross
City of Houston Office of Emergency Management

Department of Homeland Security - Ready.gov

Federal Emergency Management Agency
Harris County Office of Emergency Management

Hydrometerological Prediction Center

National Hurricane Center

National Weather Service - Southern Region

NOAA Storm Prediction Center

Texas Governor's Division of Emergency Management
Texas Prepares: Ready or Not!

U.S. Coast Guard Storm System

Real-Time Weather Sites

Colorado St. University Tropical Weather Data
Florida St. University Weather Data
Intellicast Hurricane Tracker
NDBC Interactive Marine Obs
RSMAS Environmental Observations, University of Miami, Florida
University of Hawaii Weather Server
Weatherman 911

Wunderground Hurricane Page

Alternate Real-Time Tropical Cyclone Sites

Atlantic Tropical Weather Center
EMWIN Houston
FEMA Tropical Storm Watch
Golden Triangle Weather
Hurricane Climate
Hurricane Watch Net
US Army Corps of Engineers - Hurricane Response
Weather.gov - Tropical Products (text format)

Readiness Resources

"Hurricane Basics" Brochure (pdf)
Hurricane Readiness Guide - American Red Cross (pdf)
Hurricane Evacuation Questions & Answers (pdf)