Interfaith Ministries of Greater Houston and Meals on Wheels provides emergency hurricane meals through Operation Impact Project
Houstonians are always lending a helping hand. On Saturday, volunteers, sponsors, CITGO, and Energy Transfer teamed up with Interfaith Ministries and Meals on Wheels to help those who are homebound.
🔒Tax-free emergency supplies: This is what KPRC 2 meteorologist Anthony Yanez recommends you invest in ahead of hurricane season
If you are getting an early jump on your hurricane preparedness this tax holiday, after all hurricane season starts June 1, these are the top three items, in order of importance I would get this weekend.
Flash flood warning for Matagorda, Wharton and Jackson counties; heavy rain threat remains in place through Friday
A Flash flood watch remains in effect through Friday evening for much of Southeast Texas with Fort Bend, Colorado, Austin and Waller Counties added to Galveston County (including the Bolivar Peninsula). A flash flood warning has been issued for Matagorda, Wharton and Jackson counties. Heavy rain is once again expected to kick off more flash flooding near Rockport and areas closer to the Houston Metro.
A New Hurricane “Helper”
Hurricane Season is now upon us and with an above normal number of storms forecasted by everyone, we can use all the information we can get about approaching storms! We talk about the models a lot and it’s important to know that the models are only as good as the data that goes into them---”baloney in, baloney out”. So as much accurate, real-time data we collect, the more the models have to calculate and the better their forecast.
5 Ways Homeowners Can Get Ready for Hurricane Season Right Now
Living along the Gulf Coast means knowing the dates of hurricane season, understanding the potential implications and, most importantly, being prepared. But because we are still a couple weeks out from the start of hurricane season and roughly two months from the season's peak, this is a really good time to look at...houstonpress.com
Are you ready for hurricane season? Watch as Fort Bend County officials share what you need to know for 2021 season
Fort Bend County Judge KP George and the Fort Bend County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management, in partnership with Clear Channel Outdoor, held a news conference to launch a hurricane preparedness digital billboard campaign for the county.
Eta remains a strong tropical storm heading to Florida
HOUSTON – The storm is expected to weaken just slightly down to a strong tropical storm before making landfall somewhere between Cedar Key and Clearwater, Florida by this evening. It will bring heavy rain, wind and up to a 2-3 foot storm surge during high tide across central and NW Florida coastline. Eta is approaching the central Florida coastline this eveningEta will move across Florida tonight and tomorrowWe might be nearing the end of hurricane season but the tropics are still very busy! Tropical Storm Theta is churning in the north Atlantic heading towards Spain and Portugal and we will likely be looking at “Iota” over the next few days tracking in the Caribbean towards Central America. Busy TropicsTHETA marks the 29th named storm of the 2020 season breaking the record for the most named tropical systems in a hurricane season.
Hurricane Epsilon now a major hurricane, continues to close in towards Bermuda as it meanders in the Atlantic
Epsilon is the 27th tropical system of the 2020 Hurricane Season. Thankfully Epsilon is in the central Atlantic and projected to stay in the central Atlantic not threatening the East Coast of the United States. Late Thursday night Epsilon will approach Bermuda as a Category 2 hurricane, but a direct hit to the island is not anticipated. After passing east of Bermuda, it will turn eastward into the north-central Atlantic. EpsilonBeyond Epsilon, there is one spot we are watching in the Northwest Caribbean that has a 20% chance for development.
Delta weakens to a depression
After Hurricane Delta made landfall Friday evening as a Category 2 storm with winds of 100 mph near Creole, Louisiana, it has continually weakened overnight and through this morning and as of 10am become a depression. Delta weakens to a depression (KPRC)The biggest threat is still rain with 2-4 inches likely along its path with some isolated amounts possible as much as 6-10 inches for the lower Mississippi and Tennessee Valleys. Delta picks up speed toward the northeast (KPRC)WindCameron and Lake Charles, Louisiana, which took a direct hit from Hurricane Laura, stayed on the “clean” side of Delta -- west of the eye. Compared to Laura, Delta is not as strong and not as well-organized. Delta made landfall near Creole Louisiana, only about 12 miles to the east of the track of Hurricane Laura six weeks earlier.
It’s still hurricane season
It’s easy to forget that hurricane season lasts through Nov. 30 (sometimes longer) and, after all, the Greek hurricane names are in use. The National Hurricane Center is watching the Caribbean now (still plenty warm down there) for possible development. The orange area below has a 60% chance to develop in the next five days (10% the next two days). NHC forecastOur question, of course, is where would it go from there (if it even develops). Enjoy the fall weather through the weekend into next week and let me worry about the tropics for you!
H-E-B keeping shelves stocked to help you prepare for Hurricane Season
HOUSTON When it comes to keeping grocery store shelves stocked, H-E-B doesnt disappoints. Theyve been there for us throughout the pandemic, and now theyre working hard to keep stores open during Hurricane Season. As Houston prepares for Hurricane Laura, Lacey Dalcour Salas, Manager of Public Affairs for H-E-B Houston showed us just a handful of items you can find inside the store. As always, theyre doing everything they can to keep the stores open and shelves stocked. And here are some fun items that usually spike during a hurricane: wine, beer, chips/dip, games, markers, etc.
Hurricane preparedness for dogs: Houston puppy trainer shares 5 safety tips | HOUSTON LIFE | KPRC 2
Hurricane preparedness for dogs: Houston puppy trainer shares 5 safety tips | HOUSTON LIFE | KPRC 2Published: July 23, 2020, 2:32 pmYou're probably aware by now that there's a tropical depression in the Gulf of Mexico that's headed straight for Texas. It's a great reminder to prepare ourselves and our dogs for hurricane season. The puppy expert, Stephanie Bennett, owner of Believe in Dog Training, shared 5 things you can do now to keep your dogs safe in case of emergency.
How to best prepare for hurricanes: Quiz on do’s, don’ts that can save your life, possessions
Hurricane season is upon us, and make no mistake: There’s not much that can be done when a hurricane strikes, considering how powerful they can be. But preparing for a hurricane is a different story. Readiness is in our control, so the damage can be minimized as much as possible. To help prepare for the start of hurricane season, take this quiz, below. Even if you don’t nail a good score, the knowledge gained will help you pass with flying colors and lessen the damage, should the real thing strike.
Houston Newsmakers: Hurricane season is here
Cristobal continues heading toward Louisiana coast (KPRC)We’re only one week into the 2020 hurricane season and already looking at the 3rd named storm. Tropical storm Cristobal is the earliest a named storm has formed in the Atlantic basin and a hint of the potentially very active season ahead. Chief Meteorologist Frank Billingsley is a guest on this week’s Houston Newsmakers to talk about the expected busy season ahead the best ways to prepare. https://bit.ly/374xDZMConversation with District Attorney Kim Ogg about:Transparency needed in law enforcement“We see too many narcotics cases where the officer was not wearing a body cam. Kim OggWatch this week’s Houston Newsmakers Sunday morning at 10:30amMore Information: ·Frank Billingsley, KPRC Chief MeteorologistKim Ogg, Harris County District Attorney-
How prepared are you for a massive power outage? Take this quiz and find out
Hurricane season is upon us. And really, as is the case with any major storm, winds and heavy rainfall have the power to create some pretty massive power outages. Are you, or would you, consider yourself stocked up at home, in the event of an emergency? Take the quiz below to find out. All of the checklist items are listed on ready.gov as what you’ll need in your basic disaster supplies kit, as well as some additional emergency supplies that the website recommended.
How Often Should You "Keep an Eye on the Tropics" During Hurricane Season?
Hurricane Season requires the attention of Houstonians, but just how much exactly? From June through the end of November, mentions of hurricane season are frequent along the Gulf Coast. Media outlets urge us all to stay wary of any tropical weather and pay attention as things can develop quickly. This was evident recently with Hurricane Barry, which didn't even form into a tropical storm until just a few days before landfall. You can pretty much turn off the weather after October 1, which is typically the end of our hurricane season thanks to the first cool fronts of the year.houstonpress.com