Hurricane Preparedness During a Pandemic
HURRICANE INFORMATION GUIDE FOR BAYTOWN
NWS HURRICANE GUIDE
Hurricane Season begins June 1st and runs until November 30th each year. It is important to prepare for hurricane season in advance.
There are three easy steps to getting prepared. Click on each step below for more information and view additional preparedness tips below.
While hurricanes pose the greatest threat to life and property, tropical storms and depression also can be devastating. Hazards from tropical cyclones (which include tropical depressions, tropical storms, and hurricanes) include:
Storm surge is the abnormal rise of water generated by a storm's winds. This hazard is historically the leading cause of hurricane related deaths in the United States. Storm surge and large battering waves can result in large loss of life and cause massive destruction along the coast.
If you live in an area threatened by storm surge - an EVACUATION ZONE - discuss evacuation plans with your family. Check with City or County officials to find out if your home is in an evacuation zone. View the Evacuation Zip-Zone Map and Evacuation Routes Map below. The map displays both main evacuation corridors, as well as other evacuation connecting roadways.
EVACUATION ZIP ZONES