Hurricane Planning & Multi-Agency
Coordination Center (MACC)
Hurricanes are among the most extreme weather events that occur on the Texas Coast. Hurricane season lasts from June 1 to November 30. Storms are most frequent on the Texas coast in August and September.
The dangers of hurricanes are real. These storms are capable of killing thousands and destroying coastal towns. Make sure you are prepared for a hurricane by following some simple tips.
Assess the type of hazards that could affect your residence. Know your home's vulnerability to storm surge, flooding and wind. Locate a safe room or the safest areas in your home for each hurricane hazard. In certain circumstances, your safe spot may not be in your home but elsewhere in the community or the region. Know the designated hurricane evacuation route for your community, and designate a place where family members can meet up. For more information on creating a hurricane family plan go to the National Hurricane Center's Hurricane Preparedness website.
Be prepared for a hurricane by writing down and practice a simple plan. List all major equipment and review which items should be secured, protected or removed. Important business records or back up copies should be removed from the facility. Employees should know how to turn off the electricity, gas and water at their sources. For more information on how to prepare a business for a hurricane, download Hurricane Preparedness Planning for Businesses from the Texas Department of Public Safety.