2023 Hurricane Season
The 2023 Hurricane Season started on June 1 and ends on November 30, 2023. Now is the time to prepare for potential storms or a hurricane. To help you through the planning process, I have attached the 2023 Official South Texas Hurricane Guide from the local National Weather Service, which includes helpful hurricane preparedness tips for your home and family. This guide provides forecast information, a Hurricane Supply Kit (checklist), Insurance tips, evacuation guidance, how to register for the State of Texas Emergency Assistance Registry (STEAR), emergency contact information, and more. They are available in English and Spanish versions.
When to Evacuate
Your local officials will tell you if you should evacuate, and when to leave. Evacuations must begin many hours before the storm arrives, often when the sun is shining and skies are clear. That’s the only way to get everyone out before winds and flooding make roads unsafe or impassable.
During a hurricane watch, stay turned to your local radio and television stations for Emergency Alert System (EAS) information. If you don’t have one, consider getting an NOAA Weather Alert Radio. NOAA Weather Radio broadcasts on the high-band FM frequency 162.550 MHz. Also, you can check the National Hurricane Center online for more information.
Be prepared to evacuate before you receive a warning, follow instructions, and leave quickly. Do not delay.