The Port of Corpus Christi has increased its port readiness status to Hurricane Condition 4 (Tropical Hazards expected within 72 hours), in accordance with its 2018 Hurricane Readiness Plan.
Hurricane season has returned in the Coastal Bend, even as many local communities continue to recover from Hurricane Harvey.
However, as always, there are steps you can and should take to be ready for the next Harvey.
Know where the storm is going on how to get out of its path with satellite images, tracking charts and evacuation maps.
There are multiple local, state and federal agencies involved in preparing people for emergencies and offering educational resources.
Learn more on what goes into categorizing hurricanes, how often major storms hit Texas, and just what kind of damage you can expect.
FEMA revised flood zone maps are now divided into zones based upon height above sea level. Each zone represents an area that will be flooded depending on the category of the hurricane.
Avoid being caught off guard when a storm enters the Gulf of Mexico by having an emergency plan in place and supplies on hand.
After living and forecasting weather in the Coastal Bend for thirty five years now, there is one dominant theme in every hurricane season that I have been a part of since 1981. Nearly all of the storms that have made a direct hit here were weak and did little to no damage, while the ones that were destructive hurricanes hit elsewhere on the Texas coast and had little to no impact on us.
KRIS 6 News’ Hurricane Safety Guide will get you prepared for what you need to know during the storm season along the Gulf of Mexico.